Further to our earlier article, over 100 interested persons presented written submissions, material and comments to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) on the draft road safety remuneration order on minimum payments for contractor drivers.  

After considering all of the material and submissions, on 18 December 2015 the RSRT issued the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016. It takes effect from 4 April 2016 and will expire on 3 April 2020.  

We strongly recommend employers in the transport industry or retailers and businesses that engage transport providers take the time to consider the obligations set out in the Order or seek advice on its effect on your business.  

A copy of the Contractor Driver Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order 2016 can be found here.