Montoya v. CRST Expedited, Inc.

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Nature of Suit:

Labor: Fair Standards

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Patti B. Saris



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  1. April 02, 2024

    Truckers Reach $2.5M Deal On Sleeper Berth Claim

    A transportation company and its subsidiary said they won't challenge a First Circuit ruling that time long-haul truckers spend in sleeper berths is compensable, agreeing to shell out a $2.5 million judgment on top of an already approved $12.5 million deal.

  2. December 13, 2023

    1st Circ. Backs Sleeper Berth Pay After $12.5M Deal

    Time that a long-haul truck driver spends in a sleeper berth beyond eight hours is compensable, the First Circuit held in a collective action against motor carriers CRST Expedited Inc. and CRST International Inc. in which the parties previously reached a $12.5 million settlement.

  3. June 21, 2021

    CRST Appealing To 1st Circ. After $12.5M FLSA Settlement OK'd

    CRST International Inc. wants the First Circuit to undo part of a Massachusetts federal court ruling after a $12.5 million settlement ended class and collective claims that the trucking company improperly took money from drivers' paychecks for training, the company said in a filing Monday.

  4. February 23, 2021

    Biden DOL Gives New Life To Truckers' Off-Duty Pay Claims

    The U.S. Department of Labor signaled a return to its expansive view of compensable time with its decision to withdraw Trump-era guidance that said truck drivers aren't owed pay for non-driving hours they spend in their vehicles, wage and hour experts told Law360.

  5. December 15, 2020

    Mass. Truckers Getting $12.5M Deal To End Training Fee Row

    CRST International Inc. has agreed to pay $12.5 million to end a certified class and collective action from thousands of drivers who said the commercial trucking company illegally deducted money from their paychecks for a training program, the drivers told a Massachusetts federal court Tuesday.

  6. September 06, 2019

    Mass. Truckers Score Partial Win In CRST Training Fees Row

    CRST International Inc. must face most of a certified class and collective action from thousands of truck drivers alleging they were duped into a company training program that illegally deducted money from their paychecks, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Friday.

  7. May 25, 2018

    Mass. Truckers Win Piecemeal Class Cert. In Wage Suit

    A Massachusetts federal judge late Thursday surgically parsed a proposed class and collective action brought by truck drivers who say they were not fully compensated by CRST International Inc., granting class and collective certifications to a 15,000-member portion of them, according to class counsel.

  8. April 23, 2018

    Truck Drivers Nearer To Cert. In Training Fee, Wage Row

    A federal judge in Massachusetts indicated Monday she was leaning toward certifying a group of people who enrolled in what CRST International advertised as a "free" program to become commercial truck drivers, but which they claim instead cost them thousands of dollars in fees and lost wages.

  9. January 30, 2018

    Trucking Co. Must Face Drivers' Wage Suit In Mass., Not Iowa

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday rejected CRST International Inc.'s attempt to toss or transfer a proposed class and collective action accusing it of failing to fully compensate its truck drivers.