Template to help industry lodge RSRT submission

People now have access to a template to help them pen a submission on proposed road safety remuneration order

July 16, 2013

People keen on having a say on a proposed road safety remuneration order now have access to a template to help them pen a submission.

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) has released a document for stakeholders to draw upon when giving their feedback on the order, which was unveiled last week.

The draft order proposes 14-day payment terms and paid waiting time for the trucking industry, along with provisions covering safe driving plans, drug and alcohol policies, contracts and training.

"This is not a compulsory document and interested persons may present their written submissions and comments in another format if they wish," the tribunal says.

The trucking industry has until midday on July 26 to lodge submissions. The deadline for written responses to submissions is August 5.

The RSRT says hearings on the draft order will be held from August 13 to 16 in Sydney with video links to other capital cities except Brisbane, where a hearing will be held on August 14.

The draft order states work includes queuing, loading and unloading a truck, inspecting a load, cleaning or refuelling, recording information and waiting because of a natural disaster or other emergency.

The order also states a hirer must pay an owner-driver within 14 days of receiving an invoice for work performed.

The tribunal has proposed starting the order on October 1 and allowing it to run for four years.

Toll, Linfox, the Transport Workers Union, the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation and the Australian Industry Group were among those the tribunal consulted before issuing the draft order.

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