System Outage at Apex Capital Affects Medium and Small Size Trucking Companies’ Operations

March 16, 2023


Apex Capital and its subsidiary, TCS Fuel, confirmed that both companies’ systems were targeted in a malware attack. Small-business truckers were unable to log on to the companies’ systems, fuel their trucks or access funds to pay their owner-operators.

“We were infected by malware, and we are continuing to work around the clock to get our systems back online,” Sherry Leigh, chief product and marketing officer at Apex said in an email. “The good news is our core systems and client databases remain intact and we are successfully bringing our processing back online. However, this continues to be a slow process.”

Systems were offline for a week. Leigh declined to comment about what data may have been stolen by the hackers who accessed Apex’s system.

Incident Date

August 15, 2022

Estimated Cost

Network down for one week


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source