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Stevens Transport, Inc.

Parr v. Stevens Transport, LLC
Court File No. 3:19-cv-02378-S (Northern District of Texas)

On May 14, 2019, we filed a case against Stevens Transport, Inc. in the Northern District of California on behalf of truck drivers who were not paid for all of their work hours while driving in California. That case was later transferred to the Northern District of Texas. 

The Named Plaintiff, represented by Nichols Kaster and co-counsel Brown, LLC, brought his claims individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated drivers who worked for Stevens Transport and drove in California during the applicable statutory period.  The Complaint alleges that drivers were paid on a per-mile basis only and did not receive any compensation for non-driving time, in violation of California state wage laws.  For example, the complaint alleges the uncompensated time included loading and unloading, fueling and cleaning trucks, pre/post-trip inspections, sleep time, and on-duty breaks.  

The case was filed as a class action under the California Labor Code and California’s Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 9.  The Named Plaintiff seeks unpaid minimum wages, meal and rest break compensation, penalties, and liquidated damages on behalf of himself and the putative class members. However, the judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled that case must go to arbitration and cannot go forward as a traditional class action. We have therefore filed arbitration cases in Texas. 

We understand that payment on a per-mile basis is common in the trucking industry. If you worked for another trucking company and drove to California in the last four years, but only received mileage based pay, you may have a claim. Under California law, payment per-mile may result in uncompensated time such as loading and unloading, fueling, cleaning, inspections, on-duty breaks, and sleep time if you are required to stay with your truck. Please contact our clerk Sherick Francois for more information, at or call (612) 256-3213.

Type of Case

Unpaid Minimum Wage


Am I eligible?

 If you worked for Stevens Transport as a driver within the past four years and drove within California, you may be eligible to recover damages in this case. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the case clerk, Ignasi Dorca at or at 612-256-3200.

Additional Information

How Do I Join This Case?

If you drove in California for Stevens Transport in the last four years, you may be eligible to make a claim in arbitration for damages and other penalties. If you have questions about your rights and/or the possibility of filing an arbitration demand for unpaid wages, please contact our case clerk, Ignasi Dorca at or at 612-256-3200. 

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

There is a time limit under California law called a statute of limitations that allows an employee to recover unpaid wages for up to four years.  If you drove in California for Stevens Transport within four years prior to the filing of the Complaint to the present, you may be eligible to make a claim in arbitration. 

Do I Have To Pay Anything?

No, you will not have to pay us anything out of your own pocket.  We are handling arbitrations on a contingency basis. This means we will only be paid if the case is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or an award, and that payment will only come out of that settlement or award. 

How Do I Prove the Hours I Worked?

If you have records relating to your work with Stevens Transport, please keep them until we ask you for them.  However, you do not need to have records of your work hours to be included. If Stevens Transport did not keep accurate time records, most courts will permit you to make a “good faith” estimate of your work hours.  We will seek any records the company has of your trips and hours worked. Please ensure you do not destroy any documents or data you have that relate in any way to your work for Stevens Transport. 

What About Retaliation?

It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against a person for asserting your rights to reclaim unpaid wages. If you suffer retaliation, you may have additional claims. If you work for Stevens Transport and you believe you may be the victim of retaliation for asserting your rights, please contact the case clerk, Ignasi Dorca at or at 612-256-3200. immediately.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of this kind of case varies from case to case, but they typically last one to three years.

Is There Money Available Now?

No. There is no money currently available and there is no guarantee that you will receive money for filing a demand in arbitration.

How Can I Help?

If you are interested in assisting with this case for unpaid wages, or filing a case in arbitration please contact our case clerk. If you know of any drivers who may be interested in participating in this claim for unpaid wages, please inform them that they should contact us to determine whether they are eligible.

How Do I Learn More? or call toll free at (612) 256-3200. You can also review case updates we will post periodically above.

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