Government, Business, Logistics

Fiat Chrysler Said to Settle Civil Suit on Diesel-Emissions Violations

Trucks Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department, which alleged some of its diesel-powered vehicles violated clean-air rules, a person familiar with the matter said.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Arkansas Sleeper Berth Case ‘an Outlier,’ Attorneys Say

Sleeper Berth Case A Freightliner Classic sleeper berth. (SelecTrucks)

A decision last month by a federal judge in Arkansas that truck drivers are entitled to compensation for time in the sleeper berth was preceded by two federal cases that resulted in legal rulings more favorable for carriers, including one that was affirmed by an appeals court.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

New York Says Exxon Misled Investors About Climate Risks

Exxon Mobil Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A few months ago lawyers for Exxon Mobil Corp. stood before a judge and told New York’s attorney general to “put up or shut up” after investigating the company’s public disclosures about climate change, saying it should sue the company or move on. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations.

Transport Topics Wire Services
October 24, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Safety

Carriers Should Be Involved in Drivers’ Decisions in Bad Weather, Attorneys Say

Snow Oregon DOT/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS — While the truck driver is by regulation the person to decide when to slow down or pull off to the side of the road in bad weather, it still is a good idea for motor carriers to assist drivers in making those decisions.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Guardrail Maker Wins Reversal of $663 Million Judgment

A pick-up truck hits the end of a guardrail head on during a slight angle crash test at Karco Engineering safety testing facility in Adelanto, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg News

Guardrail maker Trinity Industries Inc. won’t have to pay a $663 million judgment that was awarded in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the company defrauded the U.S. government with a faulty highway guardrail safety system.

Margaret Cronin Fisk and Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2017
Business, TCA

FedEx Files Suit Against Gun Club, Saying Stray Bullets Keep Landing on Property

Sharpe Shooters Outdoor Range

Sharpe Shooters’ neighbors on Gun Club Road in Augusta, Ga., have filed suit alleging the club’s safety devices are failing to prevent the escape of stray bullets.

The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle
September 27, 2017

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

Pregnant-Worker Rights Backed by Supreme Court in UPS Case

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court backed the rights of pregnant workers, reviving a lawsuit by a former UPS Inc. driver who had to leave her job after her doctor recommended she not lift heavy items.

Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News
March 25, 2015