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Court OK’s New York’s $44M payout to out-of-state truckers

Court OK's New York's $44M payout to out-of-state truckers

According to the court's ruling, the distribution of the settlement money to class action members will begin within 120 days.

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Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

A ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court allows the 80,000-member class to pursue allegations that the carrier shorted them wages by paying for shortest distance miles rather than actual miles driven.

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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules

Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules

Roughly 840 members class members will receive compensation for earning less than minimum wage for rest breaks, layovers and pre-trip and post-trip inspections. A Jan. 25 order by the court overseeing the bumped up the sum of the total settlement to $60 million.

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Fleet says it acted within law in denying job to trucker with bipolar disorder

Fleet says it acted within law in denying job to trucker with bipolar disorder

Stevens Transport says the driver did not complete the application process, including the DOT physical, and that he was not qualified for the job.

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Truckers’ lawsuit against broker bond provider to continue following appeal

A lawsuit brought by several small business truckers against a defunct broker and its trust fund provider has fresh life following a successful appeal by the truckers involved and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, whose legal team is backing the truckers’ suit.

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A little learnin’ and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

A little learnin' and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

Part 2 in this year in review picks up with Wes Memphis' transition to e-logs and plenty "unlearning" to be done ...

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Agency lawsuit challenges carrier’s refusal to hire driver with bipolar disorder

Agency lawsuit challenges carrier’s refusal to hire driver with bipolar disorder

A U.S. Air Force veteran was allegedly denied employment because of the medication he takes to control his bipolar disorder.

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Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

The federal court overseeing the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate has scheduled oral arguments for the case to be heard in court on Sept. 13, where the owner-operator plaintiffs in the case hope to convince the court to strike down the U.S. DOT’s ELD mandate.

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

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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