June 23, 2014 - Industry News
Truck component makers Meritor and Eaton have reached a settlement agreement relating to an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2006.
Tags: Eaton, Meritor, Eaton Corp., Litigation
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
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
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Brokers, Litigation, Regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Accidents, California, Federal Fleet, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, FedEx
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Schneider National
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
Tags: Caterpillar, Litigation, Fleets, Engines, Equipment
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California Air Resources Board, Litigation
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 23, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Accidents, California, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, I-5, Interstate 5, FedEx
April 18, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kenan Advantage Group
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, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, Hours of Service, CSA, Illinois
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Taxes, Illinois, Fleets, Litigation
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
Seven lawsuits alleging truckstop operator Pilot Flying J cheated customers out of rebates from diesel fuel purchased have been consolidated into one.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Crime & Fraud, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
March 31, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Taxes, Ohio, Fleets, Litigation
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: Fleets, Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC
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
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association regarding which court will hear its case on the issue of DataQ challenges.
Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, DataQ, FMCSA, CSA
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Fraud, Investigation
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Fleets, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Fraud
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Idaho, Independent Contractors
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