Overview

In this case, several truck driver plaintiffs filed a FLSA and wage and hour lawsuit against a petroleum transport company that provides crude oil transportation services.  Its drivers pick up crude oil from well sites and deliver that oil to refineries, pipelines and storage facilities, etc.  The driver’s compensation plan for its drivers included: a) pay per load for transporting the oil;  and b) hourly pay for certain other activities.  

Pay Per Load.  For transporting a load of oil, the company paid the drivers a certain percentage of the price it received from its customer for transporting that load.

Hourly Pay.  Drivers received hourly pay for: i) washing a truck; ii) time spent waiting with a disabled truck; iii) time spent at a load or delivery site after a certain point; d) training & meetings