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Company liable for trucker’s ‘negligent hiring,’ jury says (access required)

A Roanoke jury has decided a trucking company was negligent in hiring an inexperienced driver to haul a “hot load.” The May 8 verdict on liability may be based on new law in the big-dollar, big-rig field of tractor-trailer litigation. In a pretrial decision in Jones v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (VLW 008-3-216), U.S. District Judge Glen ...

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