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Fleet giant XPO again sued by drivers over classification status

The class-action lawsuit, filed Feb. 26 in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses the company of denying drivers of earned wages and benefits such as workers’ comp due to their classification ...

CRST says drivers’s suit over in-cab pet without merit

The driver in the case claims CRST denied him employment because of the use of a service dog. CRST, however, says the dog was not a service animal and was ...

Stevens Transport to pay $54,000 to driver to settle equal opportunity employment lawsuit

In the original lawsuit filed in December 2016, EEOC claimed Stevens wrongfully denied employment to Brian Brown, a U.S. Air Force veteran, because of the medication he took for his ...

Machine vision, AI, driving an evolution in fleet safety

Video event recorders and telematics platforms are advancing rapidly by using machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI).
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Court orders Werner to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

A federal jury awarded $779,127 in damages in a class action suit against Werner Enterprises Inc. and a subsidiary after allegedly violating minimum wage laws by failing to pay driver ...

Covenant reefer subsidiary presses court to limit liability in $6M cargo theft claim

A Covenant Transportation Group subsidiary has again asked the courts to reconsider putting it on the hook for what could be a $6 million claim against a stolen load of ...

Averitt Express deploys road-facing version of SmartDrive video system

Averitt selected SmartDrive Shield following a pilot program in which the company determined it was not yet ready for an integrated video-based coaching program.

Top 250 fleet sues Amazon, claims retail giant owes them millions

LTL carrier Central Freight Lines has accused retail giant Amazon of shorting owed payments to the carrier to the tunes of millions of dollars.

New York’s $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light

The April 19 decision closes a class action lawsuit in which the state’s highway taxes on out-of-state truckers were deemed unconstitutional. A New York court found the amount of the ...

Fleet ordered to pay $17k in damages to driver in refusal to drive case

Frito Lay Transportation has been ordered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay a driver more than $17,000 in damages after the agency found the company disciplined a ...

Supreme Court won’t hear driver’s sleep apnea screening lawsuit against Crete

The Supreme Court has ruled it will not hear a truck driver’s lawsuit against Crete Carrier Corp., leaving in place a lower court ruling in favor of Crete and its ...

Court rules against CRST in case involving sexual harassment claims brought by driver

A federal appeals court has ruled against CRST International in a case regarding a female truck operator and her allegations against the company that it allowed a hostile work environment ...

Fleets using event recorders to train new leaders as ‘driver coaches’

During the Lytx user conference, fleets learned of new reporting and analytical tools that help to refine the process for coaching drivers.

EEOC sues CRST for allegedly denying employment to driver with service dog

EEOC says Laferriere completed the training program but was denied advancement to orientation and over-the-road training based on the company's "no pet" policy, the Commission alleges.