GEELONG based transport company Transtex Logistics PTY LTD has been placed into liquidation, notifying all drivers of the change Sunday afternoon.
The liquidation was today confirmed by Romanis Cant Chartered Accountants who were appointed to liquidate the overnight delivery company.
A notice to employees, allegedly sent via text message informed drivers that they should not return to work the next morning: "Dear staff, It is with regret that the business known as Transtex Logistics Pty Ltd has shut it's [sic] doors and will cease to trade, effective this afternoon Sunday 27th August 2017."
The text also informed employees that entitlements and wages outstanding will be dealt with via the liquidators and that entitlements would be covered under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) Program.
The text went on to inform employees: "You are not required at work tomorrow given the circumstances."
The news follows the appointment of forensic accounting firm Rodgers Reidy as the liquidator of a Transtex subsidiary in July, as detailed in a story published by the Geelong Advertiser and confirmed today by Rodgers Reidy.
After calling the number listed on the Transtex website, Big Rigs was informed the office is now being managed by a company operating under the name of 'Delivery Express'.
While Big Rigs was told that Monday was the first day of operation for 'Delivery Express', we were informed by an employee that the company was unable to respond for comment because the office was dealing with a number of calls and emails due to the liquidation.