Dorsey Trailers

For the second time in two years, Dorsey trailers have filed for bankruptcy.

At one time, the Elba-based company employed several hundred people in Coffee and surrounding counties.

The company has filed for Chapter Eleven in an effort to buy time to overcome several on-going problems.

Sources tell News 4 that filing was made due to on-going litigation. In addition, there have been cash flow problems.

Under the terms of the bankruptcy, the company has four months to prepare a plan to keep Dorsey operating. This could include trying to find a new buyer.

A downturn in the national economy and soaring fuel prices led to a nation-wide cutback in truck sales.