LENZ Truck Rentals has hired a new chief executive after the company announced its shutdown earlier this month.CEO Steve Gough said the company’s decision to lay off more than 10,000 staff is the “right thing to do,” according to a statement released by the company on Thursday.
“We’ve been through a difficult year and we are thankful for the support we have received from our customers and our loyal workforce,” Gough wrote.
“Our goal is to continue growing our business by hiring and training the right people and bringing back the best in our service to our customers.
We are grateful to the many business leaders who have supported our growth over the past two years.
We look forward to building upon our solid foundation and supporting our employees and communities for years to come.”
The company’s last day on the job was Feb. 22, after Gough was named interim CEO in August.
Gough took over for Dan Gorman, who left the company in March.
Gorman was the second chief executive at LENz after Dan Rees left the firm in October after the automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The company is the latest company to announce a temporary shutdown after the government shut down operations on Feb. 16.
It has said it is considering selling its truck fleet and will likely sell some of its other equipment.