November 11, 2013 - Industry News
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.
Tags: Tires, Litigation, Apollo Tyre, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News
Tags: Navistar, Ford, Navistar International Corporation, Engines, Litigation
October 24, 2013 - Industry News
A man has been charged in U.S. District Court in Worcester, Mass with trying to bribe a federal safety investigator in order to avoid negative findings on a safety review of his motor carrier company, but has already decided to pled guilty to avoid a lesser sentence.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, Crime
The owners of an Alabama trucking company have been sentenced for their roles in running a “chameleon carrier.”
Tags: FMCSA, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Litigation
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Palumbo Trucking of North Branford, Conn., and owner David Palumbo to withdraw what is says is a retaliatory lawsuit filed against two former workers who raised safety concerns, pay them $60,000 in damages and take other corrective actions.
Tags: OSHA, Safety and Compliance, Litigation, Drivers
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The suit by small property brokers against new bond requirements is back in motion after a federal magistrate lifted a stay, clearing the way for legal arguments over moving the matter to federal appeals court.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, Freight, Owner-Operators, Brokers, Litigation
October 15, 2013 - Industry News
Tuesday was the deadline for carriers to opt out of a settlement reached in July between some trucking companies and Pilot Flying J over allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel purchase rebates. About 50 of the truckstops’s 6,000 customers said they want no part of the agreement.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
Truckload carrier USA Truck has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Knight Transportation, claiming Knight used USA Truck's confidential information to begin what it calls a “creeping hostile acquisition” of the Arkansas-based fleet.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
October 9, 2013 - Industry News
The umpteenth lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J in the wake of a federal investigation into the company going public in mid-April following a raid on the company’s headquarters by the FBI.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
Grand Junction, Colo.-based Mesa Systems has agreed to pay $450,000 and furnish other relief required by a court-ordered consent decree to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, EEOC
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against an operation of the tanker-hauler Kenan Advantage Group, claiming it violated federal law by discriminating against a female employee because she was pregnant.
Tags: Fleets, Litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is appealing a ruling that it has to repay more than $4.5 million dollars for legal costs to the trucking company CRST Van Expedited.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation, CRST, EEOC
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
An Illinois jury last Friday returned a verdict in favor of a 37 year-old Troy, Illinois man, awarding him nearly $1.3 million that stemmed from him being hit by a tractor-trailer.
Tags: Accidents, Litigation
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Questions about the role of a key player in the litigation against Pilot Flying J prompted a strong rebuttal from the trucking company group. Lane Kidd, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, said in a statement that he created National Trucking Financial Reclamation Services last April to seek justice for trucking companies that allegedly had been defrauded by Pilot Flying J.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Litigation, Truckstops
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
More than nine years after a suit was first filed against the carrier Swift Transportation, over claims it cheated drivers out of compensation, it has been certified as a class action.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Swift Transportation
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $4.7 million to CRST Van Expedited for attorney’s fees and expenses the company racked up while defending itself in a sexual harassment case the judge called “unreasonable or groundless.”
Tags: Litigation, CRST, EEOC, Drivers
August 2, 2013 - Industry News
A federal appeals court generally affirmed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new hours-of-service rule. It rejected the agency’s application of the 30-minute break to short-haul drivers.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the 34-hour restart provision of the new truck driver hours-of-service rule but rejected the 30-minute break requirement for short-haul drivers.
Tags: HOS, Hours of Service, FMCSA, Litigation
July 26, 2013 - Industry News
The fate of about a dozen lawsuits against Pilot Flying J now rests in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Maine. The suits, which all stem from allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel rebates, could be consolidated into one class action.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Litigation
Swift Transportation is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act in how it conducted background checks. The suit says more than 10,000 applicants were affected.
Tags: Drivers, Swift Transportation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Litigation
June 28, 2013 - Industry News
A federal judge in Arkansas has ruled against Old Dominion Freight Line in a case over a truck driver who self-reported alcohol abuse and the company’s “no return” policy for drivers who suffer from such problems.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Litigation, EEOC
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Port Trucking, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators, Supreme Court, Litigation
June 6, 2013 - Industry News
A group of trucking companies released research indicating that the federal insurance requirement for the industry is too low, but others such as ATA and OOIDA disagree. The Trucking Alliance, a group of seven carriers that lobby for safety legislation on Capitol Hill, found that the dollar settlements in some cases were far above the $750,000 minimum federal insurance requirement.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Insurance, OOIDA, Litigation
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
At least the 10th lawsuit has been filed against Pilot Flying J over allegations the company bilked trucking customers out of financial rebates, the second following the guilty pleas of two Pilot Flying J employees last week.
Tags: Pilot Flying J, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops, Fraud, Litigation
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
One trucking company has agreed to pay to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, while the agency has filed separate litigation against another over claims of religious discrimination.
Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Drivers
Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.
Tags: Litigation, Fleets, California, Drivers, Safety, Brakes, Tires
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