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Driven: One Trucker’s Determined Stand for Workers

Dominic Oliveira is a long-haul truck driver. For a while, he worked for Prime, Inc.—which, according to its website, is the “most successful refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal trucking company” in North America. You’d think that drivers for the “most successful” shipping company of its kind would get paid pretty well. But it turns out, not so much. Though Dominic drove thousands of miles a week, he often earned less than minimum wage. Some weeks, his paycheck was actually less than zero.