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Trucking Co. To Unload $11.6M In Drivers' Wage Settlement

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT) -- Interstate trucking company CRST Van Expedited Inc. agreed Monday to pay $11.6 million to settle claims that it paid a class of thousands of drivers less than minimum wage during mandatory training programs and made them sign unfair employment contracts.

Three drivers asked a California federal judge to approve a settlement that would put to rest claims that CRST forced more than 6,000 drivers to participate in a time-intensive training process that required them to work up to 70 hours per week for a flat rate that often amounted to less than the statutory minimum wage.

Under the deal, the drivers...

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