FOR THOUSANDS OF TRUCK DRIVERS.. AFTER INDY-BASED CELADON.. FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. CELADON IS ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST TRUCKING COMPANIES. WE’VE LEARNED MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND PEOPLE.. ARE EXPECTED TO LOSE THEIR JOBS. DUSTIN GROVE TALKED WITH ONE OF THEM. :15 1:00 MELINDA LINDSEY/CELADON DRIVER: 11:18 “I CAN’T HANDLE IT.” :20 MELINDA LINDSEY IS AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE HEADING BACK HERE … TO TURN IN THEIR TRUCK AT CELADON’S INDIANAPOLIS HEADQUARTERS. THEY SAY THEY FIRST LEARNED ABOUT THE COMPANY’S BANKRUPTCY .. ONLINE. MELINDA LINDSEY/CELADON DRIVER: 10:21 I’VE ASKED THEM SEVERAL TIMES WITHIN THE PAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS IF SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE COMPANY AND THEY KEPT SAYING NO, NOTHING’S WRONG. IT’S BETTER NOW THAT IT’S EVER BEEN.” :33 PRESS CONF VID BUT JUST LAST WEEK — FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ANNOUNCED TWO FORMER EXECUTIVES OF CELADON HAD BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY … ACCUSED OF FRAUD .. SPECIFICALLY NOT REPORTING LOSSES OR DECLINES IN THE VALUE OF THEIR TRUCKS. FS PREPRO IN A STATEMENT, CELADON’S CURRENT CEO SAID QUOTE –“WE HAVE DILIGENTLY EXPLORED ALL POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO RESTRUCTURE CELADON AND KEEP BUSINESS OPERATIONS ONGOING, HOWEVER, A NUMBER OF LEGACY AND MARKET HEADWINDS MADE THIS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE.” SINCE NEWS OF THE BANKRUPTCY BROKE, OTHER TRUCKING COMPANIES NATIONWIDE HAVE BEEN OFFERING CELADON WORKERS JOBS. CARTER LOGISTICS IN ANDERSON IS ONE OF THEM. JOHN PAUGH/CARTER LOGISTICS “IT JUST FEELS LIKE THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I MEAN I CAN’T IMAGINE LOSING MY JOB OVER CHRISTMAS. IT’S TERRIBLE.” BUT THE LINDSEYS AREN’T WORRIED ABOUT A JOB. THEY SAY THEY WERE LEASING THEIR TRUCK FROM CELADON .. AND HAD HOPED TO OWN IT BY NEXT YEAR. MELINDA LINDSEY/CELADON DRIVER: 11:09 “IF WE TAKE THE TRUCK AND TURN IT IN, IT’S DONE.” :12 THEY’VE CALLED A LAWYER TO LOOK INTO THEIR OPTIONS. DUSTIN GROVE, CH 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS. CHAPTER 11 IS THE KIND OF BANKRUPTCY THAT GIVES A BUSINESS TIME TO REORGANIZE AND RE-STRUCTURE ITS DEBT. CHANGE FONT ACCORDING TO COURT FILINGS, CELADON HAS ASKED THE COURT FOR PERMISSION TO PAY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR WHAT THEY’VE ALREADY EARNED. YOU CAN READ THE COMPANY’S FULL STATEMENT ONLINE AT WTHR DOT COM.