Ruttley Freightlines goes into administration


Ruttley Freightlines goes into administration, as another creditor chases the company over an unpaid bill

Ruttley Freightlines goes into administration
Ruttley Freightlines goes into administration

By Brad Gardner | October 21, 2011

Ruttley Freightlines has gone into administration, as another creditor chases the once-mighty trucking operation over an unpaid bill.

Ruttley, trading as Shbdya, went into administration yesterday. BRI Ferrier has been appointed administrator. The firm was also appointed administrator of Kalae– the holding company for Ruttley Freightlines’ vehicles – earlier this year.

The move comes only weeks after toll operator CityLink Melbourne tasked its lawyers with submitting an application to wind-up the trucking firm.

CityLink was due to have its case heard in the Victorian Supreme Court on November 2. It declined to speak to ATN about the matter.

UTI Australia lodged a wind-up application earlier this month, which ATN understands involves tyres it imported on Ruttley Freightlines’ behalf last year.

Staff are also chasing the company for unpaid superannuation. John Gillespie, who drove for Ruttley Freightlines from 2009 to 2011, estimates he is owed $6000 in superannuation, and unpaid wages. The Australian Taxation Office wrote to him on September 7 confirming he was owed superannuation.

A NSW court slugged Kalae earlier this year with a fine of more than $290,000 for 84 overloading offences under chain of responsibility law.

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