Do truckers get paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week?

It depends. Some truckers are entitled to overtime pay, whereas others do not receive it. Some of the factors influencing whether or not a company pays a truck driver overtime include:
  • Whether or not the driver is a commercial one;
  • If the trucker drives within the state or across state lines;
  • If the trucker is paid by the mile;
  • If the trucker is an hourly worker;
  • The amount of "down time" the trucker experiences (i.e. being stuck in traffic, sitting at the loading dock, etc.).

It is important for all truck drivers in the state of Texas to remember, however, that just because you are not receiving overtime pay does not mean that you are not entitled to it.

As a trucker, the best thing that you can do for yourself and your family is to talk to an experienced overtime wage lawyer in Texas and explain your specific situation to ensure that you are being properly compensated.

The lawyers at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. will not only answer your questions and give you a full evaluation on your claim to overtime at no cost to you, but they also will provide you with a free copy of their book, Ten Biggest Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim. Simply call 888.449.2068 to be directly connected with an attorney.
Galvin B. Kennedy
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Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.