If you worked with for Swift in the past few years, you may be considered eligible to be part of a class action suit against them that includes more than 62,000 drivers. The suit was just approved by an Arizona Superior Court Judge following almost a decade of litigation that started back in 2004.
The lawsuit was broken up into two classes, drivers who were owner-operators contracted with Swift at any time after March 6th 2001, and drivers who were company drivers with Swift at any time after April 9th 2009. The classes both claim that Swift used the Household Mover’s Guide to pay drivers based on estimated mileage driven instead of paying them based on the actual number of miles driven.
According to the lawsuit, the difference between the actual number of miles driven and the estimated mileage could be anywhere between 7% and 10%. Leonard Aragon, the lead attorney on the case, claims that Swift still uses the same estimated mileage tactics to determine driver pay. “They have other mechanisms by which they could calculate actual miles driven, but they just don’t use those methods.”
If you believe that you qualify to be part of the class action suit, but have not received a letter, you should call 866-677-4812 or visit the website here. If you would like to opt out of the suit in order to be excluded or to sue Swift separately, you must make your decision known by September 13th, otherwise you will be automatically included in the class.
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