Loss of Amazon contract results in Southern Star shutdown in OKC

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An Oklahoma City trucking firm shut down operations in the past week because of a lost contract with Amazon.

Southern Star Express LLC announced its operations at 4401C E Hefner Road in Oklahoma City were closed effective August 24.

In the notification made to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Southern Star said all employees were to be impacted and the closure would be permanent.

It explained the closure occurred “due to the unexpected and sudden cancellation of Amazon’s contract with Southern Star Express LLC’s contract.” Amazon made the announcement on August 23.

The shutdown will affect 63 employees and included drivers, dispatchers and management.