law

Government

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.

February 12, 2014
Government

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.

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.

January 24, 2013
Government

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
Government

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
Government

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
Government

Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By C.H. Robinson

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied an appeal request from C.H. Robinson Worldwide over a $23.8 million civil verdict against it, following a fatal traffic accident involving a carrier hired by the broker.

November 14, 2011
Government

ATA to Ask Supreme Court to Review L.A. Port Ruling

GRAPEVINE, Texas — American Trucking Associations has decided to ask the Supreme Court to review portions of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that allows the Port of Los Angeles to compel truckers who work at the port to hand over financial and maintenance information.

October 24, 2011
Government

EEOC Sues Trucking Fleet Over Training; Says Policy Denied Women Opportunities

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a class action suit against New Prime Inc., charging that the driver training policy the truckload carrier created to protect itself from sexual harassment suits actually delayed or denied women employment opportunities.

October 10, 2011
Government

Lawsuit Over Trucker Pay Has Other Fleets Concerned

Some truckload carriers say they are concerned about potential industrywide implications of a class-action lawsuit challenging the way Swift Transportation, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, calculates the mileage basis for paying truck drivers.

September 26, 2011

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