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, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, 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: FMCSA, OOIDA, Litigation, DataQ, 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: Investigation, Fleets, Litigation, Fraud
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: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors
February 11, 2014 - Industry News
A case that began in 2006 over claims that diesel and gasoline retailers were cheating customers out of money has apparently come to an end. Plaintiffs' lawyers in "hot fuel” litigation have voluntarily dismissed the remaining cases against defendants in Kansas City, Kan., according to published reports.
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Litigation
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A Texas district court jury has verdict in favor of Dallas-based trucking company FFE Transportation Services after rejecting a $3.5 million lawsuit filed by the City of Saint Jo, following an automobile accident that took place nearly four years ago.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, FFE
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload companies USA Truck and Knight Transportation have reached a settlement dismissing all claims between the two in connection with litigation arising from Knight’s previously announced proposal to acquire Arkansas-based USA Truck in a $242 million bid.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit for gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against NFI Road Rail and NFI Industries.
Tags: NFI, Fleets, Litigation, EEOC
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