litigation

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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C.R. England to pay 6,300 truckers $2.35M in back pay

The settlement breaks down to a net payment of $273 per driver. The remainder of the settlement goes to attorney’s fees and court costs, according to court documents.

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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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Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

In 2014, six truckers filed a class action suit, but the federal district court rejected arguments that FMCSA’s inclusion of less serious violations in PSP reports violates applicants’ privacy and that the agency lacks authority to release it.

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NY to pay owner-operators $44 million in settlement over out-of-state fees

The state’s Supreme Court agreed earlier this year with OOIDA’s challenge that the registration and decal taxes in the state were unconstitutional and discriminatory against out-of-state truckers who drive mostly in other states. New York will soon refund truckers for the tax.

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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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Prime Inc. agrees to pay $3M to settle EEOC discrimination suit

The EEOC charges that a Prime policy stating that female drivers only be trained by female trainers effectively denied women driving jobs at the company based on their gender.

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Truck drivers to receive $14 million from New York City after lawsuit alleges parking ticket scheme

New York City has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by the New York Trucking and Delivery Association, in which it will pay truck drivers roughly $14 million. The NYTDA alleged in its suit the city intentionally ticketed legally parked trucks in an attempt to drive revenue.

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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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