litigation

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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1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the carrier, who’s owned by Swift Transportation.

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Driver awarded more than $17k in damages in refusal to drive case

The investigation found that Frito Lay Transportation acted illegally by disciplining driver Joshua Bailey, who refused to work on two separate dates due to illness that he believed would have impaired his ability to drive the truck.

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Appeals court rules in favor of trucker who sued CRST over sexual harassment

Trucker Robin Anderson said she was sexually harassed by her male co-driver and that CRST did nothing to address her concerns. CRST says it did take action after Anderson's claims to remedy the situation. Anderson also claims CRST stopped giving her loads out of retaliation.

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Gorsuch dissent in firing of ‘frozen trucker’ becomes confirmation hurdle

A 2016 dissent by Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, over a driver who sued his former carrier for wrongful termination, has become an obstacle to the judge’s path to his post on the Supreme Court. Some high-profile Democrats have cited the case as a reason to block Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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Small carrier services firm countersues FTC for defamation, loss of business

A collection of motor carrier filing services and their proprietors have countersued the Federal Trade Commission, claiming the agency’s publicly announced accusations of fraud against the companies and their owners have damaged their reputations and their business’ revenue.

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Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2014 crash that killed five

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying logbook entries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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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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Penske settles with drivers in case over unpaid meal and rest breaks

Penske will pay 344 current and former drivers $15,000 each to settle the now 8-year-old case. The case produced a landmark ruling in 2014 regarding state-level laws regarding drivers' pay and breaks, prompting concern from carriers about the potential for similar lawsuits.

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Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

The court had previously ruled participants in Drivers Management, Werner’s training and orientation program, were entitled to pay for spending more than eight out of 24 hours in the sleeper berth. A new ruling, however, dismisses that order.

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