July 15, 2016 - Industry News
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
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, Class Action Lawsuit
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
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
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, Supreme Court, CRST, EEOC
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
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 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
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
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
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
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
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, Lawsuits, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, EPA 2010, Litigation, SCR
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
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
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.
Tags: Lawsuits, Independent Contractors, FedEx, FedEx Ground, Delivery Fleets
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
Walmart and Tracy Morgan have announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against Walmart for an accident last year involving a Walmart Truck and Morgan’s limousine.
Tags: Accidents, Lawsuits, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
Six of the seven trucking companies suing Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam for fraud have agreed to settle, according to reports from a Cleveland-based ABC news affiliate.
Tags: Lawsuits, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Fraud, Settlement
March 6, 2015 - Industry News
The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Tags: CARB, Lawsuits, Supreme Court, California Contrstruction Trucking Association, EPA, Green Regulations, Legislation
October 10, 2014 - Industry News
Twenty-two motor carriers in 18 states suffered “significant damages” from operational losses, diminished vehicle value, and costs incurred in replacing the Cat engines with other EPA 2007 emission-legal diesels, the suit says.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, Class Action Lawsuit, Litigation, Engines
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
Jurors in a St. Louis federal court have handed down a more than $2 million dollar decision to a truck driver as a result of injuries he received while unloading.
Tags: Lawsuits, Workers' Compensation, Drivers
Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.
Tags: Emissions, Caterpillar, Lawsuits, Engines, ACERT
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
A jury in a Santa Fe, N.M. district court has awarded what’s believed to be one of the largest judgments in state history in a lawsuit stemming from a March 2010 crash involving a tractor-trailer that left one four-wheeler dead.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Fatal Accidents, New Mexico
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