Appeals Court Blocks TransAm Trucking Satellite Communications Fee

TransAm Trucking

A U.S. Appeals Court has ruled in a class action case that TransAm Trucking Inc.'s leasing unit illegally charged owner-operators a $15 weekly fee to use the carrier’s satellite communications system.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2016
Government, Business

Judge Rejects Most Claims in Ohio Turnpike Lawsuit

A federal judge in Ohio has dismissed all but one of seven claims asserted in a legal challenge against a plan by the Ohio Turnpike to use $930 million in toll revenue to pay for nonturnpike highway and construction projects.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2015
Business, Government

ATA Files Brief in Support of Penske Meal Break Case

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American Trucking Associations and Airlines for America on Feb. 9 filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a request by Penske Logistics that the high court overturn an appeals court decision upholding California’s meal-break law.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2015
Government, Business

STB to Review Whether Calif. Rail Idling Plan Violates Federal Interstate Commerce Law

The Surface Transportation Board is stepping into a California rail dispute by announcing its intention to decide whether a federal interstate commerce law prevents a local agency from advancing its plan to reduce locomotive idling.

March 10, 2014

Texas Jury Rejects $3.5 Million Lawsuit Against Trucking Company

A Texas district court jury rejected a $3.5 million lawsuit against trucking company FFE Transportation Services Inc. after a car accident four years ago.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2014

N.Y. Prosecutors Settle With Trucker on Untaxed Cigarette Accusations

Four New York state prosecutors said they will not prosecute an Ohio-based trucking company for allegedly carrying untaxed cigarettes after the company agreed to take measures to avoid the practice.

Transport Topics
September 25, 2013
Government, Business

QualaWash Acquires Two Firms

QualaWash Holdings said it has acquired Shreveport Tank Wash and Tank Wash Specialists. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2013

Michigan Approves Anti-Indemnification Law

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has approved a law that prevents trucking companies from being held responsible for accidents, negligence or other damage that is a shipper’s fault.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2013

Broker Liable in Crash Involving 3rd Party; Jury Awards Victim’s Widow $5.1 Million

In the latest case of a freight broker being found liable for the acts of a third party, Heyl Logistics Inc. has been found guilty of negligence in a 2008 fatal accident.

March 26, 2012

Trucking Wins Victory in Louisiana Ruling; Case Has Liability Implications in 30 States

A Louisiana judge rejected a challenge to the state’s anti-indemnification law, saying the Louisiana Chemical Association had no grounds for its lawsuit in which the group called the statute unconstitutional.

November 28, 2011