USA Today Sheds Light on Wage Theft in Port Trucking
USA Today Network investigated industry-wide factors that contribute to wage theft in the port trucking industry. This report uncovered what we knew to be true from our landmark QTS case: port trucking companies in Southern California forced drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt they could not afford. Companies then used that debt as leverage to extract forced labor and trap drivers in jobs that left them destitute. Wage theft is not a one-off clerical mistake, but rather a business model that drives full-time workers into poverty.