Driver Cynthia Ferguson was illegally fired for shutting down due to hazardous travel conditions and won a lawsuit against her company New Prime, Inc. A driver’s decision to shut down to due safety concerns should never, ever be questioned by anyone. But when you dig below the surface there are a lot of extenuating circumstances in this case that are critically important for drivers to understand, and many lessons to be learned by all.
Truck and cargo thefts are on the rise in recent years according to a study done by Freight Watch International, a company that “actively tracks and records cargo theft activity around the globe” according to their report and website. Every year they release a report showing not only the number of cargo-related thefts, but they identify trends from year to year. The statistics are a bit scary, and getting scarier every single year.