Blair and Davis, et al. v. TransAm Trucking, Inc.

United State District Court for the District of Kansas

Case No.: 09-cv-2443

If you worked as a “Leased Driver” for TransAm Trucking and were classified as an independent contractor and leased a truck through TransAm Leasing, you may have rights associated with this lawsuit and be eligible to receive unpaid minimum wages and reimbursement of wages that were improperly deducted from your pay.

How do I join?

You may join this lawsuit by completing the consent to join form. After completing, you need to mail the form, postmarked by January 30, 2016, to:

Larry Blair v. TransAm Trucking, Inc.
c/o Angeion Group
1801 Market Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Notice was mailed to Leased Drivers in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage class on October 8, 2015. This notice relates to claims under the FLSA, a federal law that requires employers to pay at least the federal minimum wage to employees for all hours worked.

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If any Leased Driver does not return the Consent to Join form, postmarked by January 30, 2016, the driver will not be able to participate in any recovery for the FLSA minimum wage claims in this lawsuit.

A Leased Driver’s right to sue on such claims in the future may also be jeopardized.

If a Leased Driver receives the Notice and does nothing, he or she will not be allowed to participate in the FLSA collective action and will also not be bound by any decision in the lawsuit. Therefore, he or she will not be entitled to any recovery, should there be any, for the FLSA minimum wage claims.

What is this lawsuit about?

Our office, along with The Woody Law Firm and Siro Smith Dickson PC, filed a class action lawsuit seeking unpaid minimum wages and improper pay deductions on behalf of a class of over the road truck drivers against TransAm Trucking, Inc. The case is titled, Blair and Davis, et al. v. TransAm Trucking, Inc. and is filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

This lawsuit is about “Leased Drivers” who leased trucks through TransAm Leasing, Inc. and were classified by TransAm Trucking, Inc. as “independent contractors,” rather than as “employees.” These leased drivers have filed suit against TransAm Trucking, Inc., claiming that under the FLSA, TransAm failed to pay minimum wages and also exacted improper charge deductions from drivers’ wages.

The court conditionally certified this case as a collective action under the FLSA on August 20, 2015 on behalf of other Leased Drivers who have been affected by TransAm’s failure to pay at least minimum wages under the FLSA to Leased Drivers. Also certified on August 20, 2015 is a class of Leased Drivers under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for TransAm’s alleged improper deductions of charges associated with the Leased Drivers' use of COMDATA cards, and TransAm’s failure to pay minimum wages to the Leased Drivers in violation of the Kansas Wage Payment Act. Brady & Associates, The Woody Law Firm and Siro Smith Dickson PC were designated by the Court as class counsel for the Leased Drivers in the classes.

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Click here to view the Order Granting Class Certification

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Need more information about Blair and Davis, et al. v. TransAm Trucking, Inc.

If you have questions or need additional information about this case, please contact Brady & Associates at 913-696-0925 or The Woody Law Firm at 816-421-4246 or Siro Smith Dickson PC at 816-471-4881.

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