June 28, 2016 - Industry News
Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Litigation
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.
Tags: Accidents, NTSB, Railroads, Litigation
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver involved in a June 25 nine-vehicle crash on I-75 near Chattanooga, Tenn., that killed six people, has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Tags: Tennessee, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, I-75, Litigation
October 23, 2015 - Industry News
A federal court awarded $240,000 to two former drivers, Somalian-American Muslims whose religious beliefs were violated by an Illinois trucking company that fired them for refusing to deliver alcohol.
Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
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
July 17, 2015 - Industry News
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.
Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Litigation
March 10, 2015 - Industry News
The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, EEOC, PAM Transport
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.
Tags: Washington, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Skagit River Bridge, Bridges, Oversize Loads
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.
Tags: Truck Drivers, California, Ports, Teamsters, Litigation, Port Trucking
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Following years of litigation a federal court in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday gave preliminary approval to settlements with more than two-dozen oil companies and fuel retailers over claims of selling “hot fuel.”
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Litigation, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Truckstops
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
A federal jury earlier this month found that the trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line violated federal disability discrimination law when it denied accommodation to -- and then fired -- a truck driver who self-reported alcohol abuse, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Old Dominion Freight Line, Litigation, EEOC
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
It is up to a federal court as to whether to approve the deal following a consent decree that has been in place since March 1989.
Tags: Teamsters, Litigation, Labor Unions
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
A coalition representing an array of industry sectors and businesses filed suit in the U.S. District Court on Monday to stop the National Labor Relations Board from moving forward with plans to speed up the time for union representation elections by workers and labor unions.
Tags: Litigation, NLRB, Labor Unions
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
A federal lawsuit against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has been amended, accusing the company's top executive of directing an alleged fuel rebate scheme.
Tags: Crime & Fraud, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
The association’s original lawsuit, on behalf of its small-business trucking members, was filed against CARB in December of last year in connection with the agency’s truck and bus regulations.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, Litigation
November 1, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Panama, Iowa-based trucking company Panama Transfer, saying it violated federal law by allowing a female dock worker to be sexually harassed and then firing her for resisting that harassment.
Tags: Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC
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
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
October 1, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has responded to official statements made by Walmart in the lawsuit for the June 6th accident involving the comedian and a Walmart truck.
Tags: Accidents, Seat Belts, Fatigue, Walmart, Litigation
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
In a response to a lawsuit against Walmart related to an accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan and a Walmart tractor trailer, Walmart stated that Morgan and the other passengers involved in the crash disregarded their own safety by choosing not to wearing seat belts.
Tags: Seat Belts, Fatigue, Accidents, Walmart, Litigation, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
The case was filed nearly a year ago by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and four of its members against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Tags: New York, Taxes, OOIDA, Litigation
UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.
Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking holding company Covenant Transportation Group announced this week it was hit with a sizeable judgement regarding a 2008 cargo claim while it is raising driver pay for one one of its operations.
Tags: Covenant Transport, Litigation, Driver Pay
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