Case Background

On August 6, 2019, Jack Cooper Ventures, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the “Company” or “Jack Cooper”) filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia (the “Court”).  The cases are pending before the Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel, and the cases are jointly administered under Case No. 19-62393.

The Company filed the proceedings to implement a comprehensive restructuring to help ensure financial viability and future success. The restructuring would reduce Jack Cooper’s debt by more than $300 million and preserve jobs for nearly 2,000 union workers.

The Company’s largest lenders have agreed to cancel their debt as part of a transaction to purchase all or substantially all of the Company’s assets. The purchase will be subject to a court-approved competitive bidding process. The transaction will result in a significantly deleveraged company with new shareholders, who have committed to invest new capital in the restructured Company that will enable it to execute on its business plan.

During the restructuring process, Jack Cooper expects to continue operating its business as usual – with uninterrupted customer service – and will work closely with its stakeholders to help ensure that ongoing obligations are met and services are uninterrupted.

For additional information: 

Click here to view the Company’s filing press release.

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.

The Company’s supplier hotline is (844) 234-1463 (toll-free) and (917) 994-8409 (toll). Supplier questions can also be submitted by email to

Important Information & Dates

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on August 8, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Paul W. Bonapfel, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta), Courtroom 1401, U.S. Courthouse, 75 Ted Turner Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders




Petition Date


First Day Hearing

1:30 p.m. (ET)

Meeting of Creditors/341...

9:00 a.m. (ET)
1:30 p.m. (ET)
9:00 a.m. (ET)

Meeting of Creditors/341 Meeting


Debtors' Counsel

King & Spalding LLP

1180 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA   30309
Phone: 404.572.4600
Sarah R. Borders
Leia Clement Shermohammed
Britney Baker

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY   10019
Phone: 212.373.3000
Fax: 212.757.3990
Kelley A. Cornish
Brian S. Hermann

Debtors' Restructuring Advisors


909 Third Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY   10022
Phone: 212.490.2500
Fax: 212.490.1344

United States Trustee and Court Information

United States Department of Justice

Office of the United States Trustee
75 Ted Turner Drive, S.W., Room 362
Atlanta, GA   30303
Phone: 404.331.4437
Fax: 404.730.3534
R. Jeneane Treace

U.S. Courthouse

Courtroom 1401
75 Ted Turner Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA   30303
Phone: 404.215.1000
Judge Paul W. Bonapfel


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
19-62393 Jack Cooper Ventures, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62407 Jack Cooper Diversified, LLC August 06, 2019
19-62409 Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62410 Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. August 06, 2019
19-62416 Jack Cooper Transport Company, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62398 Auto Handling Corporation August 06, 2019
19-62400 CTEMS, LLC August 06, 2019
19-62412 Jack Cooper Logistics, LLC August 06, 2019
19-62396 Auto & Boat Relocation Services LLC August 06, 2019
19-62399 Axis Logistic Services, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62406 Jack Cooper CT Services, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62413 Jack Cooper Rail and Shuttle, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62411 Jack Cooper Investments, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62417 North American Auto Transportation Corp. August 06, 2019
19-62415 Jack Cooper Transport Canada, Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62404 Jack Cooper Canada GP 1 Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62405 Jack Cooper Canada GP 2 Inc. August 06, 2019
19-62402 Jack Cooper Canada 1 Limited Partnership August 06, 2019
19-62403 Jack Cooper Canada 2 Limited Partnership August 06, 2019