Prime, Inc.’s $28M settlement with drivers moves forward

October 6, 2020

Drivers can sign up for settlement payouts in Prime, Inc. case
More than 40,000 truck drivers are eligible for at least a $100 payout from Prime, Inc., as part of its settlement over driver misclassification and other wage claims.

A court approved the Springfield, Missouri-based fleet’s proposed $28 million settlement that was announced in July. Though that translates to an average of $700 per class member, payouts will be awarded based on tenure at the company and type of employment, so some drivers are likely to receive more than that average, and others less. All class members will receive at least $100.

The settlement covers all drivers who were trained at Prime, Inc., or worked at the fleet as a company driver or independent contractor between October 2012 and May 2020. Class members must file their claim by December 7, and a court hearing will be held in January to approve the final settlement and the class. Drivers can visit to file their claims. Notices of claim eligibility were sent to class members October 5, according to attorneys handling the settlement.