Iowa trucking company ordered to pay back wages to drivers

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has ordered Contract Transport Inc., Des Moines, IA, to pay 201 drivers more than $160,000 in back wages and fringe benefits.

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division said Contract Transport Inc. did not pay some drivers for delay time during trips and instead paid them based on a predetermined number of hours. Some delays were caused by weather, construction or other factors, according to a BND report.

The company also has agreed to train both office staff and drivers about properly documenting their hours.

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