Trucking Employee Claims He Was Fired For Not Texting and Driving

Date Posted: 05/01/2017

Categories: Distracted Driving


Thomas R. Aylott, 53, filed suit Tuesday in San Diego Superior Court, accusing Commodity Trucking Acquisition LLC of Fontana of age discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation for the employee’s refusal to break the law.

Commodity Trucking Acquisition, which does business as Dispatch Transportation, employs about 100 drivers, according to U.S. Department of Transportation records.

According to his lawsuit, Aylott did not drive a big rig but often drove to different job sites in his role as a project and safety manager. He claims he was twice scolded by his manager for not reading or responding to his manager’s texts while driving for work.

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