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Knight-Swift merger cleared by FTC

Knight-Swift merger cleared by FTC

The FTC has granted approval to the merger of two of the country’s largest truckload carriers, Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation. The merger, which will create a truckload giant made up of about 30,000 power units, was announced last month, with the deal expected to close sometime this summer.

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1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the carrier, who’s owned by Swift Transportation.

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Analyst: Swift-Knight merger will have little effect on driver force, operations

Analyst: Swift-Knight merger will have little effect on driver force, operations

The merger of two of the continent's largest and most prominent trucking companies, Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation, won't impact the jobs of the nearly 30,000 combined drivers employed by the two companies, a transportation financial analyst told Overdrive last week.

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Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

A ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court allows the 80,000-member class to pursue allegations that the carrier shorted them wages by paying for shortest distance miles rather than actual miles driven.

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Court ruling could allow Swift owner-operators to receive back pay, more

Court ruling could allow Swift owner-operators to receive back pay, more

About 5,000 of Swift’s 19,000 drivers are owner-operators, but only five owner-operators are involved in the lawsuit explicitly.

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Swift boss Jerry Moyes retiring

Swift Transportation’s Jerry Moyes, founder and CEO of the country’s largest truckload carrier, will retire at the end of 2016, the company announced this week. Moyes founded Swift with a single truck 50 years ago. Swift’s fleet now has more than 20,000 trucks.

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Another Swift trucker brings lawsuit claiming maintenance negligence by carrier caused severe injuries

Another Swift trucker brings lawsuit claiming maintenance negligence by carrier caused severe injuries

A former Swift Transportation driver has filed a lawsuit against the mega-fleet seeking payment for medical expenses and lost wages she claims were caused by negligent maintenance practices by Swift.

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Swift settles with owner-op following $2.6M court order

Swift settles with owner-op following $2.6M court order

Swift, the country’s largest truckload carrier, this week settled a 2013-brought lawsuit with one of the company’s former owner-operators, ending its bid to fight the litigation in which the fleet was recently ordered to pay $2.6 million in court.

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Teamsters back cutting Swift CEO voting power with stock structure changes

Teamsters back cutting Swift CEO voting power with stock structure changes

The Teamsters union is pushing a plan to change Swift Transportation's dual-class stock structure in order to give stockholders equal voting power. The company's annual stockholder meeting will be held May 8.

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Swift being sued for not disclosing it used background checks in hiring

Swift being sued for not disclosing it used background checks in hiring

Swift has been sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not disclosing to applicants that it could access background checks and not allowing applicants to contest those background checks.

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