NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana man is suing New Orleans Trucking in a dispute surrounding his payments under a freight transportation agreement.
Arthur Thompson Jr. filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against New Orleans Trucking and Rental Depot Inc., alleging violations of federal regulations.
According to the complaint, between 2009 and 2015, Thompson hauled freight in interstate commerce for third parties under arrangements brokered by the defendant. The suit says the agreement specified Thompson would receive 70 percent of the net revenue and 100 percent of fuel surcharges collected by NOT. However, Thompson claims he was never provided with copies of the freight bills to determine if he was accurately paid and has never received payment for the fuel surcharges. He also alleges that he has requested proof of workers' compensation coverage and NOT has not complied.
Thompson seeks an order forcing the defendant to provide documentation for freight he hauled, as well as recovery of any underpaid amounts. He is represented by attorney Claudia P. Santoyo of Claudio P. Santoyo LLC of Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-00511