On January 27, 2016, we filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of drivers against Blue Max Trucking, Inc.  The Complaint alleges that Blue Max Trucking violated the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (“NCWHA”) by failing to pay drivers for all work they performed.  Specifically, the Complaint alleges that Blue Max Trucking should begin paying its Drivers when they perform their mandatory pre-trip safety inspections.  Blue Max Trucking currently begins paying its drivers when they receive their trucks leave Blue Max Trucking’s North Carolina facilities for their first assignment of the day.  According to the Complaint, drivers are regularly shorted between 20 minutes to 1.5 hours each workday because of this unlawful policy and practice.  The Complaint also alleges that Blue Max Trucking violates the NCWHA by failing to pay drivers for mandatory reporting time during days with inclement weather. We seek to recover unpaid wages, liquidated damages and other statutorily-permitted relief.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

This case was brought on behalf of North Carolina drivers who worked for Blue Max Trucking, but were not paid for all hours worked.  If you worked for Blue Max Trucking as a driver at any time during the past two years and were not paid wages for pre-trip safety inspections and mandatory reporting time during days with inclement weather, then you may have a claim.

Which Locations Are Included?

This case involves drivers who worked out of Blue Max Trucking’s North Carolina locations.

How Do I Learn More About This Case?

To learn more about this case, call Phil Gibbons at 704-612-0038 or email Phil Gibbons at phil@philgibbonslaw.com.

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

The NCWHA contains a statute of limitations that permits an employee to recover unpaid wages within two (2) years of the filing of the Complaint.

Can Best Logistics Group Retaliate Against Me?

The FLSA makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for joining an overtime lawsuit.  If you suffer retaliation, you may have additional claims against your employer.  If you currently work for Best Logistics Group and you believe you may be a victim of retaliation for joining or participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of an overtime lawsuit varies from case to case.  Typically, overtime lawsuits last one to three years.

How Can I Help?

Right now, we are hoping to speak with as many current and former Blue Max Trucking drivers as possible to learn more about the case.  If you have information regarding the job duties of Blue Max Trucking drivers, or information about Blue Max Trucking’s pay practices, you may contact Phil Gibbons at phil@philgibbonslaw.com or 704-612-0038.

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