After representations, the company committed to supporting cost recovery for drivers by committing to correct the rate for fuel charges in the unit/hourly rates owner operators receive.
Toll will work with the TWU and owner operators to finalise a new rate.
Owner operators stopped work outside the Woolworths Distribution Centre. Over the past year, cost recovery for these drivers has been getting harder. They have tried to raise these issues with Toll management, but received no response. With diesel prices climbing higher and Transurban toll road costs increasing, these owner operators (small business operators) are looking at an increasing level of financial pain. Without relief, for some, their small business may be forced to close down.
Drivers across the transport industry are tired of being ignored when it comes to cost relief.
Unfortunately, Toll managers chose to argue with members on the site, but did eventually find a resolution that members are happy with.