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Owner driver payment calculator

March 4, 2016

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has published an online payments calculator  to assist parties to determine the correct minimum payments under the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 (2016 RSRO).

The 2016 RSRO takes effect from 4 April 2016 and, for the first time, sets national minimum payments for contractor drivers in the road transport industry involved in:

·         the distribution of goods destined for sale or hire by a supermarket chain; or

·         long distance operations in the private road transport industry.

In addition to payments for contractor drivers, the 2016 RSRO also includes clauses regarding:

·         unpaid leave;

·         supply chain contracts;

·         facilitative provisions;

·         promotion of orders; and

·         dispute resolution.

The order also imposes requirements on the hirers of those contractor drivers and participants in the supply chain.

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