Court Approves Settlement

We are one huge step closer to getting some payback for the slave labor we endured at the hands of Swift Transportation. It will still be a while before checks are cut. There is a 4 month period for responses from drivers to the notices they are getting ready to send out. Then there will probably be a couple more months to actually figure up how much each person gets and send out checks. So be patient but know that relief is coming.

They are trying to update your contact information so Settlement Services, Inc. and Getman Sweeney Law can keep you informed and send you important documents and information about what is going on. In an email I received from one of the paralegals…

IF WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN WITH YOU WITHIN THE PAST 30 DAYS, please reply to this email with

  • Your full name as it appeared/appears on your settlements;
  • Your driver code if you know it;
  • The last four digits of your social security number;
  • Your current mailing address; and
  • Your phone number.

We will update our records accordingly.

So if you are affected by this case and have not heard from or talked to the lawyers in the last 30 days, I suggest you contact them. The preferred method of contact is email:

James Sherwood

Paralegal

260 Fair St.

Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 255-9370

Fax: (845) 255-8649

  jsherwood@getmansweeney.com

Market Run

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When running your freighter to market, always use a gun boat escort. It not only helps discourage unwanted attention but by using webs on the freighter it actually speeds the trip up significantly by causing the freighter to almost instantly jump to warp instead of the usual 30 minutes of aligning and accelerating.

Parties Met for Mediation, Waiting on Hearing Date

– Posted November 16, 2017

In September, Swift requested Plaintiffs’ attorneys to engage in the first settlement mediation—this is the first movement toward settlement negotiation since the case was filed. The parties held a mediation on October 21 in San Francisco, with a private mediator—Mark Rudy. While positions were discussed, no resolution was reached at that time and no further on-going discussions are currently planned. This is typical of complex cases such as this one. While GSD does not expect a quick settlement, we are confident of our chances of ultimate success in this case.

We are still awaiting a hearing date from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for oral argument, and will update the website when it is known.

New Moon Mining Station

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For those of you interested, here is a screenshot of my Moon Mining station I have setup of the test server. 1.7 billion ISK worth of minerals just got blown out of my moon! That is phenomenal. That could definitely make setting up one on the regular server worth the trouble and expense.  I am still testing everything out but I had to show this off.

Retention bonus

April 10, 2017
Dear Swift Owner/Operator Driver,
We are pleased to announce a special “Capacity Retention Bonus” being offered to Swift Owner/Operator
Drivers in recognition of your service, contributions, and commitment to the success of Swift
Transportation. As announced today, this Capacity Retention Bonus is offered as part of the
establishment of common ownership of Swift and Knight Transportation.
Those eligible will include all Swift Independent Contractors with Independent Contractor Operating
Agreements (ICOA’s) effective as of, May 1, 2017, and who are still under contract and working at the
close of the common ownership transaction, anticipated to be in 3-4 months.
Owner/Operators will receive a $250 fuel credit for Owner/Operators who are still under contract during
this transaction period, beginning May 1st, through closing, in approximately 3-4 months. The fuel credit
will be paid approximately two weeks after the close date of the common ownership transaction between
Knight and Swift, in approximately 3-4 months.
We recognize and appreciate your contributions to our company. You play a critical role in the success of
Swift Transportation.
If you have any questions, please speak directly to Terminal Leadership or the Rapid Response team.
Thank you!
Richard Stocking