United States Sues Freight Companies for Systematic Overcharging of Shipments

The Justice Department has filed a complaint against YRC Freight, Roadway Express, and Yellow Transportation, alleging that the firms systematically overcharged the government for freight carrier services for more than seven years.

The government charges that the companies overcharged the Department of Defense by millions of dollars for shipments that were actually lighter, and thus cheaper, than what they were charged for. The companies allegedly reweighed thousands of shipments and suppressed the results whenever they indicated that a shipment was actually lighter than its original estimated weight, intentionally charging based on inflated weights.

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