A group of owner-operators has filed a class action lawsuit against Go 2 Transportation alleging the company violated truth-in-leasing regulations, among other claims.
Go 2 Transportation has not returned multiple attempts made by Overdrive for a response to the suit. The Arizona-based carrier, per publicly available DOT data, has 40 trucks. The company’s website lists it as an automobile hauler.
The lawsuit is being brought by Vernon Mast of Texas, Richard Hilton of Texas and Benjamin Selby of Tennessee. The class-action litigation was filed April 12.
The taxes — a certificate of registration and a highway use tax decal — totaled about $19 per truck.
The owner-operators accuse Go 2 of “regularly and systematically misrepresent[ing] the amounts it charged its customers with the specific intent of paying” the owner-operators less than what they were owed.
The complaint also includes any other owner-operators that have been leased to Go 2 Transportation any time during the four years prior to the filing of the lawsuit, which totals approximately 30 drivers.
The drivers also allege that GO 2 produced false records with incorrect amounts billed by and paid to Go 2 by customers. The carrier funneled money through other entities owned by Go 2, the owner-operators claim.
The lawsuit includes five counts – unlawful provision of transportation services, violation of truth-in-leasing regulations, failure to provide accountings and to pay interest on escrow accounts, breach of contract and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
If Go 2 Transportation responds to Overdrive‘s inquiries, they will be added to this post.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.