Swift Truck Driver Contractor Agreements Ruled to Be Contracts of Employment

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Steve Larson

In an interesting twist on the interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act, an Arizona federal judge ruled that drivers’ contractor agreements with Swift Transportation Co. were contracts of employment, making them exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).  The FAA  exempts from arbitration “contracts of employment of seamen, railroad workers, and workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.” Read more…