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Caterpillar reaches class-action settlement over alleged engine defects, ACERT owners to get payments

The $60 million settlement offers payments to current and former owners and lessees of trucks with the engines. Settlement payments can range from $500 to $10,000.

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Trucking attorney thinks ELD mandate will survive OOIDA’s legal challenge

An attorney this week predicted the current electronic logging device mandate will withstand the legal challenge by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

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FMCSA on ELDs: Longtime ‘government supervision’ of trucking justifies privacy intrusion

Relative to ELDs potential to infringe on truckers’ privacy, FMCSA argues that’s simply part of being a truck driver. Trucking has a “‘long tradition of close government supervision,’” the agency says, citing a 1987 court decision. Truckers should have a lower expectation of privacy while on the job because of it, FMCSA’s lawyers argue in their court brief.

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ELDs and privacy: Will requirement to track truckers derail DOT mandate?

The legal challenge against the DOT's electronic logging device mandate centers on the rule's requirement to track truckers within a one-mile radius while on duty, which opponents say violates truckers' Constitutional rights. Will the court agree?

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Supreme Court sides with CRST, calls on EEOC to reimburse carrier for legal defense costs

The Supreme Court in its May 19 decision, in short, ruled that CRST is owed reimbursement from the EEOC for the money spent defending itself in court the last 9 years. The Supreme Court sent the case back to the lower courts to determine a dollar amount. One lower court previously issued a $4.7 million decision in CRST's favor.

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Group of owner-operators files class action lawsuit against carrier for alleged truth-in-leasing violations

The owner-operator plaintiffs accuse Go 2 of “regularly and systematically misrepresent the amounts it charged its customers with the specific intent of paying” the owner-operators less than what they were owed.

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Prime wants $500,000 reimbursement from state of New York for truck taxes, fees

The taxes — a certificate of registration and a highway use tax decal — totaled about $19 per truck.

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Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs

In OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn't require devices that 'automatically' record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?

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Another Swift trucker brings lawsuit claiming maintenance negligence by carrier caused severe injuries

A former Swift Transportation driver has filed a lawsuit against the mega-fleet seeking payment for medical expenses and lost wages she claims were caused by negligent maintenance practices by Swift.

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EEOC awards Muslim truckers $240k after being fired for refusing to haul alcohol

A federal court has awarded two Somali-American Muslim truck drivers $240,000 after they were fired for refusing to transport alcohol, saying it violated their religious beliefs.

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