New England Motor Freight

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New England Motor Freight, Inc. was one of the largest less than truckload carriers in the Northeast U.S., based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The company was founded in 1977. Abbreviated NEMF, it is one of several transportation companies controlled by CEO Myron "Mike" Shevell and his family company, Shevell Group. NEMF employed 1,385 drivers and operated 1,446 power units.

Mike Shevell and NEMF both have connections to the American Mafia according to an investigation conducted by the federal government. In a racketeering suit filed by the U.S. Attorney in 1988 Shevell was accused of making Mafia payoffs and having an eleven-year corrupt relationship with Tony Provenzano, a Genovese family mobster and former union leader who was convicted of racketeering and murder. The matter was settled with no admission of wrongdoing.[1][2]

On February 11, 2019, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy citing rising overhead costs and a shortage of drivers.[3]

References

  1. ^ Barrett, Wayne (October 13, 1998). "Secret Agent Man: Blakeman raises dirty dollars in stealth campaign against McCall". Village Voice.
  2. ^ DOVKANTS, KEITH (November 7, 2007). "Father of Macca's millionairess has faced Mafia probe". Evening Standard. London (UK). p. 1.
  3. ^ Bearth, Daniel P. (February 12, 2019). "New England Motor Freight Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Wind Down Trucking Operations". Transport Topics.

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