Two Pennsylvania-based trucking companies, which contract with the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
McClellan Trucking Inc. filed its petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, five days after the company’s parent company, Duran Transfer Inc., filed for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 23. The petitions state both companies are based at the same address in Waterford, Pennsylvania.
According to court documents, Duran Transfer and McClellan both filed a motion for joint administration of affiliated Chapter 11 cases on Wednesday. Blaine Duran, president and owner of Duran Transfer and McClellan, signed both petitions.
The companies have been in business for more than 30 years and employ 23 people. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SAFER database, the trucking companies both list having nine power units and 21 drivers. However, Duran Transfer and McClellan operate under two Department of Transportation numbers