Tag: Swift Transportation

Swift Transportation Settles Class Action With Drivers For $100 Million

March 20, 2019 by

Swift Transportation Co. Inc. has agreed to pay $100 million to about 20,000 drivers to settle a class action alleging that it makes its drivers fake owner-operators in order to avoid federal and state wage laws. The lawsuit was filed in December 2009 and alleged that Swift misclassified its drivers as independent contractors and paid

Swift Truck Driver Contractor Agreements Ruled to Be Contracts of Employment

January 10, 2017 by

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