Transport Updates 2021/22

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Reasonable Travel Allowance Expense Claims 2021/22

The ATO has released Taxation Determination TD 2021/6 which can be viewed here.

Reasonable travel allowance claims for employee truck drivers in 2021/22 is $26.15 for breakfast, $29.85 for lunch and $51.50 for dinner.

Long Distance Driver Update

Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) updated rates for 2021/22 (effective as of 1 July 2021) are:

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly drive rate Minimum cents per kilometre
1
2
3 $849.10 $33.11 $0.4415
4 $864.80 $33.73 $0.4497
5 $875.70 $34.15 $0.4554
6 $885.70 $34.54 $0.4606
7 $898.60 $35.05 $0.4673
8 $924.70 $36.06 $0.4808
9 $940.20 $36.67 $0.4889
10 $963.50 $37.58 $0.5010

Major rest break allowance payable when a driver sleeps overnight in the truck has changed to $43.06 for 2021/22.

For more information visit the Fairwork website.

Road Transport and Distribution Updates

The rate changes for the Road Transport and Distribution Award for 2021/22 are:

Grade Minimum weekly pay rate Minimum hourly  rate
1 $818.30 $21.53
2 $838.90 $22.08
3 $849.10 $22.34
4 $864.8 $22.76
5 $875.70 $23.04
6 $885.70 $23.31
7 $898.60 $23.65
8 $924.70 $24.33
9 $940.20 $24.74
10 $963.50 $25.36

For more information visit the Fairwork website.

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