Court Says Case Of Trucker Fired For Not Driving While Tired Should Be Reheard

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2017)


A federal appeals court granted a truck driver’s petition for review, ordering the U.S. Secretary of Labor to reconsider the trucker’s claim that he was fired by St. Louis-based CPC Logistics Inc. for taking rest breaks.

The Surface Transportation Assistance Act prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for refusing to operate a vehicle because “the operation violates a regulation, standard or order of the United States related to commercial motor vehicle safety, health or security.” Driver fatigue falls within the protection of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

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