Under the System, the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) can make decisions about pay and related conditions in the road transport industry. These can be road safety remuneration orders (orders) or arbitration orders.
Orders and arbitration orders apply on top of any other entitlements the employee has.
Employee road transport drivers may also be entitled to the conditions in the National Employment Standards, their contract of employment and any relevant modern award or enterprise agreement.
Angus is an interstate truck driver employed by the Davidson Deliveries Group. His employment is covered by the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010. If the Tribunal issues an order that grants Angus a new condition, Davidson Deliveries Group has to provide Angus this new condition, as well as any existing entitlements he gets under his award.
See the FW Act & other entitlements page for more information, including a list of modern award that apply in the road transport industry.
For general information about employer responsibilities and employee entitlements, visit the My Business page.
Sole traders & partnerships in Western Australia
Employee drivers working for sole traders and partnerships in Western Australia may also be entitled to minimum wages and conditions under state law. For more information, visit the Labour Division of the WA Department of Commerce .
Orders and arbitration orders apply on top of any other entitlements an employee has.
These employees aren’t covered by a modern award, however some conditions in the National Employment Standards may still apply. See the National Employment Standards - Who is affected page for information.