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Georgia mail hauler pays $971K in back wages, fringe benefits to 99 drivers after US Labor Department investigation

Roadmaster Transportation underpaid workers on USPS contract

Employer name: Roadmaster Transportation Inc.

Investigation site: 1640 Stone Ridge Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083

Investigation findings: Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Atlanta District Office, found that Roadmaster Transportation Inc. violated the wage requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act. The trucking company failed to pay drivers the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits required by law as part of its contract with the U.S. Postal Service. The company transports mail and packages for the USPS in Alabama and Georgia.

Resolution: Roadmaster will comply with the SCA and has paid 99 workers $429,176 in back wages and $541,979 in fringe benefits, totaling $971,155.

Quote: “No federal contractor should gain an economic advantage by paying employees below the prevailing wages and fringe benefits their contracts require,” said Eric Williams, the Wage and Hour Division’s district director in Atlanta. “This practice not only undercuts what is legally owed to employees – it also results in unfair competition.”

Information: The SCA requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on prime contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits found in the locality, or the rates contained in a predecessor contractor’s collective bargaining agreement.

For more information about the SCA and wage laws or to file a complaint, call the Wage and Hour Division’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), the Atlanta District Office at 678-237-0521, or visit

Wage and Hour Division
September 1, 2016
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Media Contact: Michael D'Aquino