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Helde v. Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation Drivers Wage and Hour Violations

About this Case:

Terrell Marshall Law Group pursued a lawsuit against Knight Transportation to recover unpaid wages for employees who worked as drivers for Knight while residing in the state of Washington. Plaintiffs Kevin Helde, John Bodily, and Max Tena claimed Knight engaged in a common scheme of wage and hour violations, including failing to pay drivers for all of their work, failing to pay drivers for their rest breaks, and making unlawful deductions to the wages of drivers. The lawsuit was brought under Washington’s wage and hour laws, which ensure the fair treatment of workers. In 2013, the Court certified the case as a class action. As a result of that order, Plaintiffs and their attorneys represent the following class: All current and former employees of Knight Transportation who, at any time from April 19, 2009 to the present, worked as drivers while residing in the state of Washington and using Knight’s service center in Washington as their hometown location.

Case Status:

This case was filed in 2012. In 2017, the parties reached a settlement of all claims for $1.45 million, not including attorneys’ fees and costs, The settlement became final on December 20, 2017, and proceeds are being distributed to all eligible class members. Information regarding the settlement is available at:

Case Documents:

First Amended Class Action Complaint

Case Contact Information:

Phone: 206.518.6228


Class Counsel

  • Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC

Toby J. Marshall

Erika L. Nusser

  • Rehki & Wolk, P.S.

Hardeep S. Rekhi

Gregory S. Wolk