“Motor Carrier” Employee

Your employer may not be required to pay overtime pay if you are a:

  • Driver
  • Driver’s helper
  • Loader
  • Mechanic

The “motor carrier” must meet the following requirements to avoid paying overtime. Either the business is:

  • A private carrier that hauls property; or,
  • A contract carrier who hauls property or passengers but only if;
    1. Your work affects the safety of the operation; and,
    2. You travel across State lines or connect with an intrastate terminal (rail, air, water, or land) during your travel.

If these requirements are met, then you are not protected by the FLSA and your employer is not required to pay for overtime. Be advised that there are other complicated regulatory matters that are dealt with by the Department of Transportation regarding motor carriers.

For detail about employer abuses, see Motor Carrier Employee, Automobile Dealership Employee at OvertimeScams.us.