Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 (MA000038) and Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 (MA000039)

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This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 (MA000038) package. For further information about the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010, refer to:

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000038

The template also combines this award with the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 (MA000039). For further information about the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award, refer to:

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000039

Installing and Configuring the Pre-Built Award Package

For details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the detailed help article here.

Coverage

This industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the road transport and distribution industry, defined as follows: 

  1. the transport by road of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise, and/or livestock, including where the work performed is ancillary to the principal business, undertaking or industry of the employer;
  2. the receiving, handling or storing of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise in a distribution facility;
  3. the storage and distribution of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise, and/or livestock where the storage and distribution activities are carried out in connection with air freight forwarding and customs clearance;
  4. the wholesale transport and delivery by road of meat from abattoirs, slaughterhouses and wholesale meat depots;
  5. mobile food vending;
  6. the cartage and/or distribution, in tankers, of petrol or bulk petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) from refineries, terminals or depots of oil companies and/or distributors;
  7. the cartage and/or distribution on road vehicles of packaged petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) from refineries, terminals or depots of oil companies and/or distributors and the transport and/or distribution of petrol and petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) for distributors of oil companies or for contractors or subcontractors to such distributors;
  8. the road transport of crude oil or gas condensate;
  9. the transport on public roads of milk and cream in bulk and the transport, vending and distribution of milk, cream, butter, cheese and their derivatives (including fruit juices, yoghurt and custard); and/or
  10. the cartage by road of quarried materials.

See Section 4 of the Award for more information and exclusions.

The award template also combines the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 (MA000039) so can also be used for long distance operations. The award defines a long distance operation as follows:

"long distance operation means any interstate operation, or any return journey where the distance travelled exceeds 500 kilometres and the operation involves a vehicle moving livestock or materials whether in a raw or manufactured state from a principal point of commencement to a principal point of destination. An area within a radius of 32 kilometres from the GPO of a capital city will be deemed to be the capital city."

Accessing the Long Distance Operations Pay Conditions

We have created a shift condition called 'Long Distance Job'. This can either be selected when completing a timesheet by clicking on 'edit' when completing the timesheet, or it can be assigned to a location. If your locations are organised into routes, this is a simple method of ensuring the correct award is applied to that shift.

Paying drivers using the rate per kilometre method for long distance operations

The Long Distance Operations Award allows a driver to be paid on a rate per kilometre method or an hourly method. To use the kilometre method, use the tag "Long distances paid on a cents per km basis". Then when entering the timesheet, select the "Long distance trips" and enter the number of kilometres. Alternatively, if the trip is done between two capital cities, there are specific work types which can be selected.

The following work types can be selected, and a number of 1 (one way trip) or 2 (return trip) can be entered to represent the distance travelled:

Adelaide/Brisbane (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Darwin (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Perth (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Perth (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Sydney (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Adelaide (number of agreed distances) Perth/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Darwin (number of agreed distances) Perth/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Perth/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Perth (number of agreed distances) Perth/Melbourne (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Perth/Sydney (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Adelaide (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Brisbane (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Perth (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Melbourne (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Perth (number of agreed distances)

Paying drivers using the hourly method for long distance operations

Alternatively to the method shown above, if you would like to use the hourly method to pay your drivers, ensure that the tag "Long distances paid on a cents per km basis" is not selected. When the employee completes their timesheet, they need to use the "long distance driving" work type and enter the start and finish time of their drive. 

We have built a series of shift conditions to represent trips between capital cities. These can be selected when entering the timesheet screen when entering a timesheet, or they can be assigned to a location. When selected, a minimum number of hours will apply. The following is a list of these shift conditions:

Adelaide/Brisbane Melbourne/Adelaide
Adelaide/Darwin Melbourne/Brisbane
Adelaide/Melbourne Melbourne/Darwin
Adelaide/Perth Melbourne/Perth
Adelaide/Sydney Melbourne/Sydney
Brisbane/Adelaide Perth/Adelaide
Brisbane/Darwin Perth/Brisbane
Brisbane/Melbourne Perth/Darwin
Brisbane/Perth Perth/Melbourne
Brisbane/Sydney Perth/Sydney
Darwin/Adelaide Sydney/Adelaide
Darwin/Brisbane Sydney/Brisbane
Darwin/Melbourne Sydney/Darwin
Darwin/Perth Sydney/Melbourne
Darwin/Sydney Sydney/Perth

Other Long Distance Operation Work Types

The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet:

Work type Description
Loading / unloading on a long distance trip Use this to record time spend loading or unloading the truck, regardless of whether hours or kilometres are used
Delayed due to Breakdown or Highway impassable Use this to record down time due to breakdowns or impassable highways
RDO taken (long distance) Use this where the employee is having an RDO
Travelling Allowance Use this to record a travel allowance where required for an overnight stay
Travelling by sea or rail Use this when travelling by sea or rail to a job

Other Long Distance Operation Shift Conditions

Shift condition Description
Driving vehicle - length exceeds the limit Apply this shift condition when the vehicle exceeds the length permitted by law and you pay the employee under the kilometre method.
Driving vehicle - width exceeds 3.5 metres Apply this shift condition when the vehicle exceeds the width of 3.5 metres and you pay the employee under the kilometre method.

Other Ling Distance Operation Employee Tags

There is a tag called "Driver usually works under the long distance award". Apply this where most trips are long distances. If they are short distances primarily, do not apply the tag. If the employee normally works short distances (and the tag is not selected), they will receive an allowance when performing a long distance trip (see 'Accessing the Long Distance Pay Conditions' above).


Road Transport Award Work Types

The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet:

Annual Leave taken 

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.

Call back to work

Choose this work type when you have been called back to work after having left the workplace.

Carting bulky dangerous goods

Choose this work type when engaged in transporting bulk dangerous goods or carting explosives in conformity with the Australian explosives code by public road. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Transport bulky dangerous goods"). 

Carting carbon black

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading carbon black except when packed in sealed metal containers. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting carbon black"). 

Carting dirty material

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading dirty material as defined in clause 3 of the Award. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting dirty material"). 

Carting livestock

Choose this work type if you are a recognised livestock carter carting livestock. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Livestock carter"). 

Carting offensive material

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading offensive material, as defined in clause 3 of the Award. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting offensive material"). 

Carting packaged dangerous goods

Choose this work type when engaged in transporting packaged dangerous goods, as defined in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, that require placarding by public road. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Transport packaged dangerous goods"). 

Carting tar

Choose this work type when engaged in carting tar (other than in sealed containers) for immediate spreading upon streets, tar in unsealed containers, or tarred material for spreading upon streets and/or spreading either of them upon streets. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting tar"). 

Change of shiftwork without notice

Choose this work type if you are a shift worker and have not been provided with 48 hours notice of any shift change or if you have transferred from day work to shift work (and vice versa) with less than 48 hours notice. 

Community Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.

Compassionate Leave taken

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.

Driver-salesperson

Choose this work type when engaged to sell goods or articles without receipt of commission when such goods are sold. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Driver-salesperson"). 

Driving garbage collection vehicle

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a vehicle collecting garbage. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Garbage collection"). 

Driving sanitary vehicle

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a sanitary vehicle. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Sanitary driver"). 

Driving vehicle - length exceeds the limit

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle in excess of the limit in length, as prescribed by or under any State or Commonwealth Act.

Driving vehicle - mounted with side lifting crane

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle with a side-lifter crane mounted on the vehicle.

Driving vehicle - mounted with truck loading crane

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle with a truck loading crane mounted on the vehicle.

Driving vehicle - width exceeds 3.5 metres

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle in excess of 3.5 metres in width or transport a load in excess of that width.

Hours worked

Use this work type to represent ordinary hours, unless another work type is more specific.

Leave without pay

Choose this work type when any unpaid leave was taken.

Long Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.

No. coffins handled

Choose this work type to enter the number of coffins containing human remains were handled.

Personal/Carer’s Leave taken

Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave was taken.

Public holiday not worked

Choose this work type if you are a permanent employee not required to work on a gazetted public holiday but would have otherwise worked had it not been a public holiday.

RDO Leave taken 

Choose this work type when an accumulated RDO day was taken.

TIL Leave taken

Choose this work type when time in lieu leave was taken.

Road Transport Award Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010:

3 day roster - rural oil distribution operations

Assign this tag to an employee engaged in rural distribution operations where agreement has been reached to work ordinary working hours over any three consecutive days, Monday to Saturday.

Carting carbon black

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading carbon black except when packed in sealed metal containers.

Carting dirty material

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading dirty material.

Carting offensive material

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading offensive material.

Carting tar

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting tar (other than in sealed containers) for immediate spreading upon streets, tar in unsealed containers, or tarred material for spreading upon streets and/or spreading either of them upon streets.

Delivers live poultry 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in loading, transporting and delivery of live poultry from poultry farms to poultry processing plants where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Delivers meat 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in loading, transporting and delivery of butcher’s meat from abattoirs or meat works and where such meat is to be used for human consumption where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Delivers newspapers 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting and delivery of daily newspapers where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Driver-salesperson

Assign this tag to a driver permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in selling goods or articles without receipt of commission when such goods are sold.

Employed at a fish fruit or vegetable store

Assign this tag to a driver permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in a fish, fruit or vegetable store where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.

Furniture carter 

Assign this tag to an employee who is a recognised furniture carter permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in removing and/or delivering furniture. 

Garbage collection

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to drive a vehicle collecting garbage. 

Handling money up to $20

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $20 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $20 and $200 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $200 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $200 and $600

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $600 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $600 and $1000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,000 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1000 and $1200

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,200 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1200 and $1600

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,600 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1600 and $2000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $2,000 collected to be paid out.

Handling money over $2000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of over $2,000 collected to be paid out.

In charge of 3-10 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of not less than 3 and not more than 10 employees.

In charge of 11-20 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of more than 10 but not more than 20 employees.

In charge of more than 20 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of more than 20 employees.

Livestock carter

Assign this tag to a recognised livestock carter permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting livestock.

Ordinary hours include weekends 

Assign this tag to an employee where agreement has been reached to include Saturday and Sunday as days on which ordinary hours are worked.

Performs first aid duties

Assign this tag to an employee holding a current first aid qualification permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) to perform first aid duties.

RDO

Assign this tag to an employee who will accumulate RDO time, being 24 minutes for every 8 hour shift worked during ordinary hours.

Sanitary driver

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in driving a sanitary vehicle.

Shiftworker

Assign this tag to an employee primarily engaged as a shift worker in accordance with clause 24 of the Award.

TIL

Assign this tag to an employee who elects to permanently accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime penalties. Refer to clause 27.7 of the Award.

Transport bulky dangerous goods

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting bulk dangerous goods or carting explosives in conformity with the Australian explosives code by public road.

Transport packaged dangerous goods

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting packaged dangerous goods, as defined in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, that require placarding by public road.

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