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ATA Sues Rhode Island to Block Truck-Toll Plan

Rhode Island’s controversial truck-tolling plan is now the target of a federal lawsuit filed by the American Trucking Associations and three motor carriers.

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States Invest VW Diesel Settlement in Clean Vehicle Technology

Millions of dollars in settlements from the VW diesel emissions cheating scandal will be made available for clean vehicle technology in California and Connecticut.

Nikola Sues Tesla, Alleging Electric Truck Patent Infringement

Nikola is demanding a jury trial, claiming Tesla's Semi truck design violates several patented design features on its own, electric, Class 8 truck model.

Service Accused of Coercing Fleets into Paying Fake Fees Agrees to Settle

The operators of an online registration service for carriers have agreed to settle with the FTC for $900,000 over charges that they impersonated and falsely claimed affiliation with government agencies to trick fleets into paying them for UCR registration.

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Uber, Waymo Settle Autonomous Vehicle Technology Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo have agreed to terms on a settlement in a lawsuit over alleged stolen autonomous vehicle technology that will give Waymo a stake in Uber and absolve the company of wrongdoing.

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.

Waymo Sues Uber, Otto, Alleging Stolen Autonomous Technology

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo is suing Uber and its Otto autonomous trucking subsidiary for stealing the company’s autonomous vehicle sensor technology. Alphabet is also the parent company of Google.

Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

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.

Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million

Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.