CRST wins lawsuit over drivers’ contracts

| 7/27/2007

For the second time, the trucking company CRST has won a battle against a competitor who was allegedly luring drivers away who’d been trained and placed under contract to CRST.

In a press release, the company said Werner Enterprises has agreed to a settlement in which Werner agrees not to hire any drivers who are under contract to CRST.

The settlement was preceded by a lengthy lawsuit in which a court rejected Werner’s contention that CRST’s drivers were merely “at will” employees instead of contract employees.

Last year, CRST announced it had reached a mutually agreeable settlement with J.B. Hunt following a similar lawsuit.