New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

ELIZABETH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New England Motor Freight, Inc. (the “Company” or “NEMF”) today
announced that the Company and ten related entities have voluntarily
filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on February
11, 2019. NEMF intends to use these proceedings to facilitate an orderly
wind-down of its operations.

Vincent Colistra, a Senior Managing Director with Phoenix Management
Services, LLC (“Phoenix”), and Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”) for
the Company, said, “We have worked hard to explore options for New
England Motor Freight, but the macro-economic factors confronting this
industry are significant. Following two years of losses, and with
continuing and unsustainable rises in overhead as well as a severe
industry shortage of drivers, we have concluded that the Company has no
choice but to proceed with an orderly wind-down of operations in a
Chapter 11 proceeding.”

Upon the recommendation of its advisors, the Company has determined that
a Chapter 11 proceeding is the best mechanism to maximize the value of
its assets for the benefit of its employees and various creditor
constituencies.

Phoenix is serving as the Company’s restructuring advisor through
Vincent Colistra as the CRO. Additional information is available by
calling Mr. Colistra at (908) 965-0100, ext. 51220.

About New England Motor Freight

New England Motor Freight, Inc. provides less-than-truckload (LTL)
carrier services in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1977, the
company is based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and has terminals in the
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Contacts

Vincent Colistra
(908) 965-0100, ext. 51220