For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by an industry which has more regulations than the current tax laws.
In the past, as drivers stood silently by as they faced retaliation issues by their motor carriers, truckers today are becoming more apt in understanding their rights under the law. The most common retaliation measure trucking companies use against their drivers is the DAC report, although others include: company truck lease purchase, refusal to violate FMCSA regulations and even over-all driver health issues.
As trucking social media has grown, a larger degree of awareness has grown with it and trucking lawyers are stepping up to help those drivers in need of legal assistance when their rights have been violated:
Attorney Paul Taylor of the Truckers Justice Center specializes in helping truck drivers with legal issues in: refusal to drive, commercial truck lease disputes, drug and alcohol testing and false information on their DAC reports. He also works with cases involving the “wrongful discharge” of a driver’s employment.
Rehm, Bennett & Moore is a law firm specializing in personal injury law, workers compensation and workplace injury, employment law and social security disability. They developed the website, Trucker Lawyers to help drivers learn more about their rights and assistance in finding the legal help needed.
Workers’ Counsel is a California Civil Rights and Employee Rights Law Firm which after recognizing our stop false DAC reporting petition, founded the DAC Report Class Action Registry. The goal of the Registry is to identify groups of drivers who have similar claims against common trucking companies in using the DAC report as a retaliation tool. As a driver, by sharing your story with the Registry, the information submitted will be compiled in a central database and then analyzed in the hope of identifying a group, or groups, of drivers with claims against a common trucking company that are sufficiently similar to be brought as a class action.
Buchanan, Williams & Stilley is a Missouri based law firm that has been representing truck drivers for over 30 years. They specialize in helping injured truckers with Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation cases. They operate the website: Hurt Trucker as well as the Hurt Trucker blog where they offer advise to drivers as well as discussing the latest developments in the trucking industry.
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