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Old 03-14-2019, 09:15 PM
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19,000 truck drivers just scored up to $100 million from one of America's biggest trucking companies — and it's the latest federal-court win by truckers for better labor practices

Swift Transportation for classifying company drivers as owner operators w/o eligibility for benefits.

Some other recent wins for truckers:

student driver back pay
minimum wage for non driving time up to 16 hrs /day.
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19,000 truck drivers just scored up to $100 million from one of America's biggest trucking companies — and it's the latest federal-court win by truckers for better labor practices

Swift Transportation for classifying company drivers as owner operators w/o eligibility for benefits.

Some other recent wins for truckers:

student driver back pay
minimum wage for non driving time up to 16 hrs /day.
While worker classifications can be tricky, if they violated, then they need to pony up.

Student driver back pay, also a bit vague. Would have to research that one.

Minimum wage for non-driving time... I would need a little more information... away from home at company request/requirement, then yes, payable. 16 hours is a tad excessive, unless it's a breakdown or other extenuating circumstance.
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$5263 for each driver of which the lawyers will take nearly half. Sounds like more of a score for the lawyers than any particular trucker.
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$5263 for each driver of which the lawyers will take nearly half. Sounds like more of a score for the lawyers than any particular trucker.
yes and a score for future drivers.
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While worker classifications can be tricky, if they violated, then they need to pony up.

Student driver back pay, also a bit vague. Would have to research that one.

Minimum wage for non-driving time... I would need a little more information... away from home at company request/requirement, then yes, payable. 16 hours is a tad excessive, unless it's a breakdown or other extenuating circumstance.
they use students to bolster pay for the trainer (this is after a provisional license and training per state) to oversee this student for a week or two. then the student goes solo and many companies don't pay him a full per mile pay check for 6 months. estimate early weeks=$240 per week , then $300, and $425
verses the per mile which can be from $500 to $2000 per week.
of course newbies won't make that for years, many miss several meals because they can't afford to eat. if you see a young swift driver in a diner pick up her tab
non driving time
these are over the road drivers they're talking about. they are gone from home and have to remain with vehicle (merchandise) till delivery. if they're lucky they can squirm in some loading or unloading pay which companies pay the driver a fourth or less what they pay hired loaders union or non union. like $60 versus $150-300.

then too factor in there is no bathroom in the truck. and some customers won't let you leave your truck others won't let you use their bathroom.
if you have a micro wave it had better be very tiny or your battery will go dead even though it has gotten a little better with generators that kick in.
if you get sick or injured you have to find a place to park the truck (pay pking lot) ; there are no truck stops in the populated areas of new york. only one truck stop in new jersey and you dont ever want to go inside there

imho anyway yes working conditions what they are, the compensation had to change.
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