After filing for chapter eleven, a local freight company has let go of 77 of its employees.

New England Motor Freight is easily one of the biggest if not the largest freight companies in the region. Stretching far beyond just the Albany area, they have terminals statewide. Sadly for 518 workers in the company, a job is no longer there for them. 77 of the 518 were local Capital Region employees.

Numerous statements by the company have been made regarding the matter,

"We have worked hard to explore options for New England Motor Freight, but the macro-economic factors confronting this industry are significant,"  - Vincent Colistra via Times Union.

An owner of a local logistics company had this to say, which gives hope to the now unemployed..

"They shouldn't have a problem finding work because there's such a shortage in regards to qualified, skilled, experienced, good workers. Its tough," - Wayne Tearno via Times Union.

The Albany Street location just off of New Karner Road in Colonie has ceased operation completely.

For more, check out the article here from Times Union.