Now four firms have settled in this big case. It is interesting reading, even though amounts of damages are not revealed. Didthe trucking firms conspire not to hire certain drivers from one another?
That would amount to restraining the worker’s right to take another job. It’s probably illegal. But it is also involved with charging drivers for taking a safety course.
Trucking firms have made many attempts to manipulate work rules to reduce the wages paid to drivers.
One of the most egregious is to require truckers to lease a truck through the company, on terms dictated by the company. This is often not a good deal for the truckers. But that’s not the question here.
John Kingston Friday, August 27, 2021Two divisions of Covenant settle in big case by drivers alleging ‘no-hire’ conspiracy – FreightWaves