Trucker health clinic chain abruptly ceases operations, files Chapter 7

A chain of medical clinics that provided vital health services to truck drivers closed and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday.

The THT Group Inc., doing business as Truckers Health Team, has closed all 14 of its clinics at various Pilot Flying J travel centers across the country.

Medical clinics provided Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams and health assessments and offered programs to help truckers manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.

The clinics were convenient for drivers because of their access to truck parking at the pilot sites.

News of the clinics closing came just months after the company released a declaration announcement of rebranding and addition of new executives and board members in November. The clinics were previously known as Urgent Care Travel.

Despite being headquartered in Westlake Village, California, THT Group filed its Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition with the US North District Bankruptcy Court of Texas.

In its file, THT Group lists its assets between $ 100,000 and $ 500,000 and its liabilities between $ 1 and $ 10 million. She claims to have between 200 and 999 creditors. The company maintains that no funds will be available to unsecured creditors once it pays the administrative fee.

Charles “Rick” Weber, CEO of THT Group, did not respond to FreightWaves’ phone call or email requesting comment on the health-care chain’s abrupt shutdown.

Company attorney Ryan Manns also did not respond to FreightWaves’ request for comment.

Among the clinics’ top 20 secured creditors are: Chrysler Capital of Fort Worth, Texas, which owed more than $ 25,000; Kingsbridge Holdings LLC of Oklahoma owed nearly $ 33,000 in trailer leases; and Vanguard Modular Building Systems of Philadelphia owed nearly $ 17,000.

Among the company’s top 20 unsecured creditors – the last to be paid in Chapter 7 cases – include Shumaker Mallory LLP in Los Angeles, who owed nearly $ 56,000; Phillippe Ludwig, owed over $ 57,000; and Pilot Travel Centers, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, owed nearly $ 42,000.

According to the financial data of the trucking company, its gross revenue was over $ 2.3 million in 2019, but fell to around $ 1.9 million in 2020. THT Group reported revenue of over $ 557,000 for the first six months of 2021.

A creditors’ meeting is scheduled for July 16.

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