litigation

Court rules DOT carrier registration board violated sunshine laws, upholds board’s decisions

A federal court on Wednesday ruled that the Unified Carrier Registration planning board, who’s tasked with establishing annual carrier registration fee structures, violated federal open meetings laws by holding a deliberative meeting Sept. 14 without notifying the public.

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Lawsuit claims DOT board failed to disclose public meeting about carrier fees

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition filed a federal suit Sept. 27, claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the UCR board failed to provide a formal seven-day public notice to alert trucking stakeholders and the public about the meeting and its time and location.

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Werner ordered to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

The class represents more than 50,000 truckers who participated in Drivers Management, LLC, which trains and employs Werner’s drivers, during the six-year period ending Aug. 1, 2014.

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Fleet conglomerate XPO ordered to pay $1M to another set of drivers in classification case

A federal court has upheld the California Labor Commissioner’s total award of $958,660 to five XPO Cartage truckers misclassified as independent contractors, while the company is appealing April’s similar but separate ruling regarding four owner-operators.

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Carrier claims Amazon fraudulently skimped on payments

Central Freight filed its lawsuit in a U.S. district court April 27. The carrier claims Amazon owes Central $2.4 million in past due payments and nearly $1 million for services Amazon withheld but was was contractually required to award to the carrier. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

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Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four truckers for wage law violations, including under a 2016 state law mandating compensating "nonproductive time.”

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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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