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Former mail contractor says he, others owed thousands in back pay

July 6, 2023

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A former driver for Ameritrans Express, a contract delivery company that delivers mail for the U.S. Postal Service, says he is owed more than $15,000 in back wages, overtime and mileage reimbursement. However, he says he and other former Ameritrans drivers are concerned about when or whether they will get their money after the Virginia-based company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dustin Paxson, 41, of Neskowin, Oregon, worked for Ameritrans Express for nearly two years, from April 2021 until February, when he claims Ameritrans stopped paying him and other delivery drivers.

Besides being owed six weeks’ pay, Paxson said he racked up thousands of dollars in credit card debt and fees to pay his living expenses and buy fuel for his truck to ensure customers along his routes received their mail.

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