Labor Dept Ordered To Reopen Case Of Trucker Fired For Not Driving While Tired

(Last Updated On: November 24, 2017)


The Department of Labor has been ordered to reopen the previously dismissed complaint of a trucker who was fired after taking breaks when he believed that he was too fatigued to drive safely.

Truck driver Roderick A. Carter initially brought forth the complaint after he was fired by his employer, CPC Logistics Inc. Carter claims that he was fired for refusing to drive while unsafely fatigued. According to court documents, Carter says that he took rest breaks when he felt too tired to drive and that he informed his supervisors about the breaks after he was questioned about the “excessive” amount of time that it took him to complete his route.

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