October 7, 2014 - Industry News
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Tags: Kansas, Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx, FedEx Ground
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, NTSB, Nevada, Railroads, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Tags: Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Prime Inc., Litigation, EEOC
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, OOIDA, Litigation
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Massachusetts, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, California, Hours of Service, Litigation
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Swift Transportation
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.
Tags: Florida, Truck Drivers, Commercial Driver's License, Litigation
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, New England Motor Freight
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Safety, Texas, Fleets, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, CSA, Illinois
March 25, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Freight said it's "disappointed" that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit involving a Naval reservist who complained about his employment re-instatement, claiming it tried its best to accommodate the former serviceman, including creating a new position for him.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Department of Justice, Fleets, Litigation
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Monday against the trucking company Con-Way Freight alleging the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by failing to promptly reassign Naval Reservist Dale Brown to his former position as a driver
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Frozen Food Express, FFE
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.
Tags: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A Texas district court jury has verdict in favor of Dallas-based trucking company FFE Transportation Services after rejecting a $3.5 million lawsuit filed by the City of Saint Jo, following an automobile accident that took place nearly four years ago.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, FFE
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Litigation
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