Class-action lawsuit argues that drivers were misclassified as independent contractors

According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, three trucking company subsidiaries of XPO Logistics, Inc. were sued in California Monday for allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors.

XPO Express | Trucking CompaniesThe class-action lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, argues that drivers for XPO subsidiaries Pacer Cartage Inc., Harbor Rail Transport and PDS Transportation Inc. failed to pay minimum wage, provide meal breaks and rest breaks and to reimburse business expenses, among other allegations.

The trucking companies that were sued Monday perform what is known as drayage trucking services, or hauling goods the short distance between seaports and nearby rail yards and warehouses, a key link in the national supply chain. Within the domestic drayage market, estimated by research firm FTR Transportation Intelligence as generating $12 billion in annual revenue, the independent owner-operator model is common.

Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 19:39