FTC Press Release January 29, 2016: FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Commercial Trucking Services Company Invited Competitor to Allocate Customers.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC, an Idaho-based company that provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and their drivers, illegally invited one of its competitors to enter into a customer allocation agreement.
Under the order, first announced in December 2015, Drug Testing Compliance Group must stop communicating with its competitors about prices, and is barred from soliciting, entering into, or maintaining an agreement with any competitor to divide markets, allocate customers, or fix prices; and from urging any competitor to raise, fix, or maintain prices, or to limit or reduce service. The Commission vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No 151 0048; the staff contact is William Lanning, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-3361)
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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges that Commercial Trucking Services Company Invited Competitor to Allocate Customers