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Swift Transportation

Date Filed: January 30, 2004
Court: Superior Court, Maricopa County, AZ
Type of Case: Wage and Hour
Status: Active
Company Name: Swift Transportation
Stock Symbol: NYSE: SWFT

Case Timeline & Updates:

July 13, 2015: Judge Gama granted Swift’s Motion to Decertify the Class. In light of the Court’s Order, the class action trial scheduled for October will be cancelled. Hagens Berman will appeal the Court’s decision, but cannot do so until a judgment is entered. The appeals process is time consuming and will not be completed until 2016, at the earliest. This website will be updated periodically as more information becomes available.

Nov. 2014: The case trial date has been rescheduled and will take place in October.

July 2013: Notice was mailed to each class member providing an explanation of each individual’s legal rights and options in this lawsuit.

Sept. 6, 2011: The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to review a trial court’s decision to certify a broad class action based on a 2008 appellate court decision that was vacated, which means the case will now proceed to trial.

Jan. 30, 2004: Hagens Berman files Complaint against Swift Transportation.

Hagens Berman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all employee truck drivers against trucking company Swift Transportation. The lawsuit seeks recovery for an alleged years-long practice of shortchanging drivers for the actual miles they drive from location to location.

The suit claims that Swift ignores reports from drivers showing the actual miles driven, and instead uses an artificial calculation that credits drivers for significantly fewer miles.

Comparing one trucker's actual miles driven to the miles paid for by Swift show the company reducing trips by up to 140 miles when paying the trucker, the suit claims.

According to the complaint, Swift used this shortchanging practice for several years, and other major trucking companies may also have engaged in this unfair, illegal tactic.

Hagens Berman seeks to hold Swift and any other companies involved responsible for repaying each driver fair compensation for the actual miles driven versus the low figures utilized by the company's formula.

The suit seeks to represent all Swift Transportation drivers employed on or after 1998 and who were paid on the basis of miles driven. To see if you or others you know qualify to participate in this lawsuit, please contact us for more information.

Drivers who worked for the company between 1998 and the present and who believe they may have a legal claim can contact the firm.

Additionally, we are also looking at issues relating to the payment of Driver Managers. If you or anyone you know has information regarding Driver Manager pay, please have them contact us.


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