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May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

Tags: Lawsuits, Google, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Waymo, Otto, Litigation

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Head Stepping Aside During Legal Battle

Anthony Levandowski speaking about the future of self-driving trucks at last year's ATA Managment Conference & Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group and founder of autonomous truck startup Otto, has stepped aside from that role in the midst of a legal battle with Waymo, according to a Business Insider news report.

Tags: Lawsuits, Google, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Otto, Waymo

April 25, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Fights N.Y. over Taxes and Wins $44.4 Million

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has won $44.4 million in a class action lawsuit against the State of New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance over unconstitutional registration and decal fees.

Tags: New York, Lawsuits, OOIDA, Fleet Taxes

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces EEOC Lawsuit Over Veteran’s Service Dog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against CRST Expedited for allegedly failing to accommodate a veteran with a service dog and then retaliating against the man.

Tags: Lawsuits, Veterans, CRST, EEOC, Hiring Veterans

February 24, 2017 - Industry News

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Waymo self-driving car prototype. Photo via Waymo.com

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Tags: Lawsuits, Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Otto, Waymo, Global

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

Image: WhiteHouse.gov

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Tags: FMCSA, NHTSA, Donald Trump, Regulations, Lawsuits

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Blocks Additional $80 Million Penalty in Walmart Drivers Lawsuit

A judge has rejected an additional $80 Million penalty on top of the $54 million drivers were awarded in the Walmart driver wage lawsuit the company lost in November.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Crash Survivor Awarded $15 Million in Civil Suit

A survivor of a truck crash that renewed calls for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks when it killed five nursing students from Georgia Southern University has been awarded $15 million in a civil suit against the trucking company.

Tags: Lawsuits, Georgia, Fatal Accidents, Crash, Driver Fatigue, Collision Avoidance Technology

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Court Finds Swift Contract Workers Were Employees

Photo by Evan Lockridge

An Arizona court has ruled that independent-contractor drivers were effectively and legally employees in the latest update of a class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation.

Tags: Lawsuits, Arizona, Swift Transportation, Independent Contractors

December 15, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Wants Rehearing on ELD Mandate Lawsuit

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit to rehear a court decision regarding its lawsuit against the ELD mandate.

Tags: Regulations, Lawsuits, OOIDA, ELDs, ELD Mandate

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

Walmart Ordered to Pay $54 Million in Driver Pay Lawsuit

Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay, Western States Trucking Association

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Minnesota Judge Upholds State's Biodiesel Mandate

An effort to block a state requirement for all diesel fuel sold at the pump to be at least 10% biofuel has been blocked by a District Court judge.

Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Lawsuits, Clean Air Act, Court Ruling

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

EEOC Sues S.C. Carrier for Racial Harassment of African-American Workers

An EEOC suit claims that the owner of T-N-T of York County and TM Trucking of the Carolinas allegedly used racial slurs and epithets with regard to certain black employees, causing some of them to resign.

Tags: Lawsuits, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint

July 15, 2016 - Industry News

Port Drivers Reach $5 Million Settlement in Misclassification Suit

Photo: Justice for Port Drivers

A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.

Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Class Action Lawsuit Against Swift Re-Approved By Appeals Court

An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.

Tags: Lawsuits, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

Supreme Court Gives CRST Another Chance to Recoup Legal Fees

Photo: Jarek Tuszynski / CC-BY-SA-3.0 & GDFL

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of CRST Van Expedited in a legal battle with the EEOC, allowing the carrier to try to recoup $4.5 million in legal fees stemming from a sexual harassment case.

Tags: Lawsuits, CRST, EEOC, U.S. Supreme Court

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Stemco and Ridge Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.

Tags: Lawsuits, Patents, ATDynamics, Stemco, TrailerTail, Ridge Corp.

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

XPO Sues YRC Freight for Poaching Executives

Image via XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Freight is suing rival less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight for allegedly hiring employees from the company in order to obtain important trade secrets.

Tags: Lawsuits, YRC Freight, XPO Logistics

December 15, 2015 - Industry News

OOIDA Sues for ELD Review

Image: OOIDA

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit seeking a judicial review of the electronic logging device mandate that was announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10.

Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELDs, Lawsuits

December 14, 2015 - Industry News

Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

Screenshot via KHOU

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

Tags: Ford F-250, Dealers, Lawsuits, Syria

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Stemco Settles Lawsuit Forcing RevHD to Cease Business

Heavy-duty component manufacturer, Stemco, has settled a lawsuit with competitor RevHD and its owners over uncompetitive practices.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Lawsuits, Stemco, RevHD

September 25, 2015 - Industry News

Trucking Company Settles Strength Exam Discrimination Case

Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle a sex and age discrimination case involving a mandatory strength exam for applicants.

Tags: Lawsuits, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Discrimination Complaint, Women Drivers

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

The Canter FE125 used Daimler Commercial Truck's BlueTec emissions technology to comply with EPA 2010 diesel emissions standards. File Photo

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

Tags: Emissions, Mitsubishi Fuso, Lawsuits, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Court Rules Against Walmart in Minimum Wage Suit

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Walmart had violated minimum wage laws by failing to adequately pay its drivers for all of the time they were under the company's control.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay

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