Client, one of Quebec’s largest trucking companies, has a driver who was involved in a traffic accident in Wyoming that resulted in a motor cyclist injured. Company failed to have its driver drug and alcohol tested within the mandated time frame. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) assessed a fine of $12,200 out of a maximum of $22,000. Unable to reach a satisfactory resolution of the case, we elected to proceed to binding arbitration, which was held in Washington, D.C.
After submitting complete and thoroughly supported motion papers and after oral arguments, the Judge/Arbitrator reduced the fine to $2700. Even after paying my fees, the company saved thousands of dollars.