Koch Trucking to pay $500,000 to settle EEOC lawsuit over strength test

December 10, 2021

Stan Koch and Sons Trucking (CCJ Top 250, No. 93) will pay $500,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced this week.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Koch’s use of an isokinetic strength test, the CRT Test developed by Davenport, Iowa-based Cost Reduction Technologies, discriminated against women truck drivers because of their sex. Specifically, EEOC alleged that the CRT Test disproportionately screened out women who are qualified for truck driver positions at Koch.