June 25, 2014
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.
June 23, 2014
Truck component makers Meritor and Eaton have reached a settlement agreement relating to an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2006.
June 19, 2014
A group of small carriers and brokers lost their legal challenge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA safety enforcement program. In a ruling handed down Wednesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the suit by the Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation
A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.
June 10, 2014
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.
June 9, 2014
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.
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.
May 20, 2014
The family of a Los Angeles student killed last month when the charter bus he was in was hit by a FedEx Freight truck in Orland, Calif., is filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
May 16, 2014
The logistics operation of trucking industry giant Schneider has agreed to pay $21 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed that includes as many 1,800 employees over alleged wage and hour violations.
May 9, 2014
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
May 2, 2014
A tough critic of the California Air Resources Board and its policies over its regulation of diesel emissions, who was fired from his job at a California university, is finally getting his day in court this coming November.
April 28, 2014
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.
April 23, 2014
The first known lawsuit stemming from a crash between a FedEx Freight truck and a bus that killed 10 people earlier this month has been filed.
April 18, 2014
The tanker trucking company Kenan Transport will pay $27,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.
April 17, 2014
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.
April 16, 2014
A trucking company has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue over it disallowing the states rolling stock sales tax exemption on one of its pieces of equipment.
April 10, 2014
Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.
April 9, 2014
Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.
March 31, 2014
Motor carriers operating in Ohio can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to taxes following a March 19 ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court.
March 25, 2014
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.
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