The company is a regional carrier based in Minnesota that operated throughout the Midwest. The company had terminals in 30 locations across the U.S. and through interline agreements services all of North America. It also worked with major companies like 3M, John Deere and Toro.
The company reportedly included "over 600 men and women" and has been listed as having 382 power units and 1,228 trailers, with 424 truck drivers.
LME had previously been entangled in litigation with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding disputes with Lakeville Motor Express, which shut down abruptly before Thanksgiving 2016. Lakeville had to declare bankruptcy after it was ordered to pay $1.25 million in backpay, according to a June 2019 Star Tribune article: