1) The $40 trip rate for Directly Employed Operators (employed by the trucking company) and/or Indirectly Employed Operators (employed by the Independent Operator) has been eliminated. These operators, based on the number of hours they have worked during their shift, must now be paid an amount equal to or greater than:
a) $25.13 per hour, inclusive of benefits, if the operator has performed less than 2,340 hours of container trucking services on behalf of any Licensee; or
b) $26.28 per hour, inclusive of benefits, if the operator has performed 2,340 or more hours of container trucking services on behalf of any Licensee.
2) The $50 short trip rate for Independent Operators has been eliminated, with remuneration now referring to the Off-Dock Rate Schedule.
3) The “inclusive of benefits” reference defines benefits as medical, disability, extended health, accidental death and dismemberment, dental or orthodontic insurance and contributions to a pension plan or a retirement fund to be considered in meeting the minimum hourly requirements.
4) Though this provision was outlined in the original version of the Regulation, it is important to note that it is the responsibility of the Licensee to ensure that Indirectly Employed Operators (employed by Independent Operators) receive the minimum callout as outlined below.
The following is a quick-reference summary for the updated provincial rate regulations (a printable version can be downloaded here):