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Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents

Sep
4,
2015
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Posted on August 27, 2015 by Rod Rehm   Safety Fines Used to Track States’ Workplace Incidents The U.S. Department of Labor Blog recently released a resource that encourages the continued discussion of workers’ compensation and safety in the workplace. … Continue reading

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Attorney for Blacklisted Trucker wins case versus Mega Carrier

Jul
15,
2015
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  “A win for the good guys.” says attorney Paul Taylor of Truckers Justice Center, as he shares his enthusiasm after winning yet another case for a professional driver, this time it was  trucker Brian Ford V. New Prime, Inc. … Continue reading

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OSHA Awards Damages for Fired Truck Driver

Aug
13,
2014
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In a decision issued August 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found that truck owner Terry Unrein fired truck driver Rebecca Barnhard for refusing to drive a truck with a defective steer tire and for complaining … Continue reading

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OSHA FINDS NEW PRIME, INC. PLACED FALSE INFORMATION ON DRIVER’S DAC REPORT

Dec
21,
2013
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In a decision issued December 17, 2013 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has found New Prime, Inc. (“Prime”) “willfully and maliciously put negative and false information” on truck driver Brian Ford’s DAC report. Prime originally noted that Mr. … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Stands Firm on OSHA Rights, Awarded $190,000

Mar
7,
2012
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Professional truck drivers are finally beginning to do something that they have not done for a very long time . . . exercising their rights under employment law.  I have often written about and discussed the rights that truckers have, if … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Fights Back Against DAC Awarded $130,000

Oct
30,
2010
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Attorney Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center wins case against Carrier for Blacklisting on DAC Report: JUDGE FINDS MAVERICK TRANSPORTATION BLACKLISTED DRIVER, AWARDS DAMAGES AND ORDERS CORRECTION OF DAC REPORT : In a decision issued on October 28, 2010, … Continue reading

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Trucking Employment Law Attorney Paul Taylor on Truth About Trucking “LIVE”

Jul
9,
2010
13

Believe it or not, truck drivers have rights too.  There are laws in place to protect professional truckers from company retaliation for refusing to operate unsafe equipment, falsifying logbooks, false information placed on their DAC Report and even disputes that … Continue reading

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OSHA and Your Rights as a Truck Driver

Jul
7,
2010
59

By: Allen Smith According to Federal Law, employers are prohibited from firing, demoting, or in any other way discriminating against an employee. Supposedly, this law applies to trucking companies as well. Truck drivers who refuse to violate HOS rules or … Continue reading

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