A class-action lawsuit in Arkansas involving nearly 3,000 truck drivers alleged that the practice goes against the Fair Labor Standards Act. US District Judge Timothy Brooks reaffirmed that PAM Transport violated federal labor laws when they didn’t pay their truck-driver employees at least minimum wage for every non-sleeping hour spent in their truck. He ruled that PAM Transport would have to pay their truckers at least minimum wage for 16 hours each day that they work. There are 3,000 truck drivers in the class-action suit against PAM and under Arkansas Law the class action lawsuit widens the scope of the number of people who can benefit. This ruling may have serious implication for the trucking industry.
In 2016 C.R.England paid $2.35 million in back wages to more than 6000 drivers. In 2017 Werner Exterprises payed 52,000 student truck drivers $780,000 after the company was accused of pay practice violations.