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Iowa trucking company to pay back wages to drivers

The Associated Press


DES MOINES, Iowa — The Labor Department says a Des Moines trucking company failed to properly pay some employees for overtime.

The department's Wage and Hour Division says 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.

The company has agreed to pay 201 drivers more than $160,000 in back wages and fringe benefits. Some of the drivers work at Contract Transport's headquarters in Des Moines, and some work from the company's Kansas City, Mo., facility.

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

Contract Transport has a contract to haul mail for the U.S. Postal Service.

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