Ayala v. U.S. Xpress, Inc. is a certified class action pending in the Central District of California. U.S. Xpress is a Tennessee-based trucking company that operates throughout the United States. Plaintiff alleges that U.S. Xpress’s mileage-based compensation system violates California minimum wage laws and that he and class members were not provided adequate meal and rest breaks. He seeks back pay, meal and rest break pay, and related premium pay and penalties on behalf of fellow drivers. This action was originally filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court and was removed to federal court, which rejected U.S. Xpress’s attempt to transfer the case to Tennessee. On July 27, 2017, the court certified a class of approximately 1,000 California residents for work performed in California.
The class action jury trial scheduled for March 1, 2022, in federal court in Los Angeles has been taken off the Court’s calendar due to Covid19 and will be rescheduled for later in the year when the Omicron surge subsides.
- Order Granting Class Certification PDF 07/27/2017