Posts Tagged ‘trucker’

Business community has questions about proposed highway tax

JACKSON — Business groups still aren’t ready to raise Mississippi’s taxes to repair and build highways and bridges. In August, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, proposed a $700 million menu of taxes and asked other members of a study committee examining road needs to offer their own alternative revenue and spending plans. Highway […] [...]

Plaintiff wants Pilot Flying J case shifted to S. Miss.

by Associated Press Published: June 26,2013

Tags: bench, case, diesel, fuel, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, truck, trucker, trucking

NASHVILLE — A dozen federal lawsuits against the truck stop chain run by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could be consolidated before a single judge. The cases stem from a federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud by the sales team at privately held Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer. Various plaintiffs have asked […] [...]

Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: diesel, fuel, rebate, retail, retailer, retailing, sales, sales commission, sell, truck, trucker, trucking

HOLMES COUNTY — Another truck driver is suing Pilot Flying J over allegations that the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer bilked customers out of rebates. Mike Campbell of Holmes County filed the class-action lawsuit last week in federal court in Jackson. The lawsuit, which is at least the eighth filed against the company, refers to […] [...]

Officials say port trucks tearing up local roads

WIGGINS — Stone County officials said trucks hauling material to the Port of Gulfport are causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in road damage. County officials went before port commissioners this week, asking them to pay part of the repair bill because they don’t have enough money to fix the roads. County officials said the […] [...]

Bill looks to help vision-impaired truckers get on the road

by Associated Press Published: February 12,2013

Tags: bill, eye, impairment, law, legislation, legislative, Legislature, state government, transportation, truck, trucker, trucking, vision

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are trying to make it easier for truckers with only one good eye to earn a living. The House passed House Bill 441. It says the state could issue a commercial driver’s license to a person who has impaired vision in one eye, as long as the good eye has vision […] [...]

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