The Industrial Relations Commission of NSW has varied the Transport Industry – General Carriers Contract Determination 2017 to insert a new requirement that Principal Contractors pay Contract Carriers a temporary fuel surcharge.
The Surcharge was introduced in response to substantial increases in diesel prices, sparked by shifts in the price of oil as a result of the current war between Russia and Ukraine.
The state’s peak road freight body, Road Freight NSW, today released details of what this will mean.
“The Surcharge takes the form of an additional amount that must be paid per kilometre driven. Principal Contractors who pay Contract Carriers under Schedule C of the GCCD, which applies to contracts of carriage in in connection with Container Depots and Waterfront areas, may pay an additional amount per hour in lieu of the per kilometre surcharge,” Road Freight NSW explained.
“The quantum of the surcharge will vary depending upon the carrying capacity of the vehicle operated by a Contract Carrier.”
It added that the surcharge will not apply to “light vehicles” with a carrying capacity of 3 tonnes or less. It will apply in relation to all other Contract Carriers covered by the GCCD.
The surcharge must be applied during pay periods commencing between April 18, 2022 and May 16, 2022.
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