The settlement amount is for these underpayments and to 13 drivers named in the AG’s citation. These drivers have a separate pending suit not affected by this settlement.
In May, FedEx Ground issued new standards for its then 12,000 owner-operators, including requiring independent contractors to be incorporated.
Last year, FedEx Ground was involved in 50 class action lawsuits, including 21 certified class actions.
— Jill Dunn
Study details road, rail funding crisis
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ report, “Unlocking Freight,” warns of highway gridlock and a shortage of train tracks.
In a decade, an additional 1.8 million trucks will be on the road and in 20 years, 50 percent more trucks than today will be needed to haul freight, the report said. Trucks are expected to continue to move 74 percent of freight.
Interstate capacity needs increasing by 15 percent and 14,000 lane-miles of the National Highway System should be improved to Interstate standards, the report said.
— Jill Dunn
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
AUG. 13-14: WAUPUN TRUCK-N-SHOW, Waupun, Wis., www.waupuntrucknshow.com, (920) 324-9985.
AUG. 13-14: GREAT SALT LAKE KIDNEY KAMP TRUCK SHOW, Thanksgiving Point, Utah, Lehi Exit 284 from I-15, (800) 877-1320.
AUG. 14: ATHS MIDWEST PLAINS CHAPTER ANNUAL IOWA-NEBRASKA TRUCK SHOW, Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall, Gretna, Neb., (402) 895-8040 or (402) 896-2748.
AUG. 14: ATHS HIAWATHALAND CHAPTER ANTIQUE & WORKING TRUCK SHOW, Nuss Truck & Equipment, Rochester, Minn., Tom Davis (507) 421-3697.
AUG. 14: MUSIC CITY CHAPTER Antique and Working Truck Show, Cookeville, Tenn., (931) 235-1311.
AUG. 20-22: EAU CLAIRE TRUCK SHOW, Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, Wis., www.nastshowtrucks.org or Bo Trout (734) 323-3397 or Terry Biddle (715) 828-6571.