Can a trucking company give you overtime pay?

Can a trucking company give you overtime pay?

Sometimes trucking companies will offer to pay drivers some type of overtime to keep them happy or attract new drivers. Due to the recent shortage of truck drivers, we may see more carrier companies offering their employees overtime pay, even though the laws do not require them to offer it.

Is it better to pay truck drivers by the hour?

The Trucking Industry’s Resistance to Improve Driver Pay. Paying drivers by the hour would be a more reasonable pay system for truck drivers, given the ELD system and other factors governing the driver’s time.

How big does a truck have to be to be exempt from overtime?

Drivers of trucks with a combined weight (weight of the truck plus any trailer or other attachment) of 10,000 or more pounds are still exempt from overtime pay by federal law, but drivers who have trucks under a 10,000-pound combined weight are no longer exempt from overtime by the motor carrier exemption.

Can a truck driver sue for back overtime?

Drivers for the New Jersey trucking company sued for back overtime wages. The company argued that its trucking operation was completely separate from its retail furniture business, and that the states’ trucking industry exemption applied with respect to its transportation and distribution employees.

Sometimes trucking companies will offer to pay drivers some type of overtime to keep them happy or attract new drivers. Due to the recent shortage of truck drivers, we may see more carrier companies offering their employees overtime pay, even though the laws do not require them to offer it.

Drivers of trucks with a combined weight (weight of the truck plus any trailer or other attachment) of 10,000 or more pounds are still exempt from overtime pay by federal law, but drivers who have trucks under a 10,000-pound combined weight are no longer exempt from overtime by the motor carrier exemption.

What kind of drivers are entitled to overtime?

There are many types of truck drivers that may fall under the FLSA and be entitled to overtime pay. They include: Armored Truck Drivers. Snow Plow Truck Drivers. Salt Truck Drivers. Tow Truck Drivers. Water Truck Drivers.

Drivers for the New Jersey trucking company sued for back overtime wages. The company argued that its trucking operation was completely separate from its retail furniture business, and that the states’ trucking industry exemption applied with respect to its transportation and distribution employees.