Court Upholds Ruling $4.6 M Judgment in Arkansas Trucking Dispute

October 5, 2009

A federal appeals court has upheld a $4.6 million judgment against USA Truck Inc. after the trucking company breached a contract with a firm that lined up freight for delivery.

All-Ways Logistics argued Van Buren, Ark.-based USA Truck made its own deals with Rheem Manufacturing and W.W. Grainger after All-Ways had lined up shipments for years. It won $3 million in damages and also was given $1.6 million in interest and attorneys fees.

USA Truck argued the award was miscalculated and that by continuing to work with USA Truck with other firms, All-Ways essentially waived breach-of-contract claims.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s award for South Carolina-based All-Ways.

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