Government, Business

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Alabama Diesel Sales Tax Case

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The State of Alabama argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 9 that just because truckers are exempt from the state’s sales tax on diesel purchases does not mean that railroads are discriminated against because they must pay the tax when buying off-road diesel.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2014
Business, Government

Supreme Court Rules in ATA’s Favor on Los Angeles Port’s Parking, Placard Requirements

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Port of Los Angeles cannot require trucking companies serving the port to display placards on trucks that have the proper permits and to submit parking plans before being allowed to operate, saying the rules violate federal law.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2013
Editorial, Business, Government

Editorial: Preserving Preemption

Now all we have to do is wait. American Trucking Associations made its best argument before the U.S. Supreme Court last week about why the Port of Los Angeles is violating a federal preemption law by trying to regulate motor carriers that serve the port.

April 22, 2013

High Court to Hear Arguments Over L.A. ‘Clean Trucks’ Plan

Attorneys for American Trucking Associations and the Port of Los Angeles are scheduled to face off at the U.S. Supreme Court this week over the constitutionality of some requirements included in the port’s “clean truck” concession agreement with drayage operators.

April 15, 2013
Business, Government

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ATA Appeal in L.A. Port Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from American Trucking Associations in ATA’s lawsuit over what it calls “burdensome” requirements the Port of Los Angeles has put on fleets serving the port, the court said.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2013
Government, Business

FMCSA Field Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

A Buffalo, N.Y.-based Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration field office supervisor has pleaded guilty to accepting more than $41,000 in bribes to provide “inside information” and to ensure that some Canadian motor carriers received satisfactory safety ratings on FMCSA audits and inspections, according to court documents.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 7, 2011
Government, Business

ATA Files Supreme Court Brief in Alabama Railroads Case

American Trucking Associations has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that pits the railroads against the State of Alabama’s fuel tax system.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2010
Business, Government

Supreme Court Rules ‘Nerve Center’ Test Determines a Company’s Real Headquarters

A unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court clarifies how companies with “far-flung” business operations should establish a home base for litigation purposes, and will probably move some civil suits to federal venues rather than state courts in the future, said lawyers familiar with the case.

March 8, 2010