Penske Logistics will pay $750,000 to settle a long-standing dispute over wages for meal and rest breaks for its drivers in California, ending nine years of litigation.

The truckers and Penske reached a proposed settlement, “which they believe to be fair, reasonable and adequate,” according to court documents filed Jan. 23.
The class-action case was scheduled to go to trial Feb. 6.
The lawsuit, filed by three Penske drivers in 2008, claimed the company failed to pay California drivers for all of the hours they worked, a violation of California’s labor code, and failed to compensate them for meal and rest breaks. Drivers also alleged in the lawsuit that the company failed to keep accurate pay records of wages that drivers earned and hours they worked.