Increased rates for road haulage from new CAO
12 September 2017
10% wage increases, that is what lorry drivers will get over the coming 3 years. The cost of road haulage will increase as a result. How will this significant wage increase be implemented, and what can you expect?
10% spread over 3 years
About 140,000 employees will receive 10% additional salary in the coming years. This relates to everyone who falls under the occupation of freight transport, including truck drivers. The salary increase is the result of new CAO agreements, which have come into effect since January 1st, 2017.
The salary increases, which are part of a larger package that was agreed, will be implemented over 3 periods. As part of this, there will be increases of 2%. The first period has already been covered, namely on July 1st 2017. The second and third periods fall on January 1st 2018 and January 1st 2019. On the same dates, additional points will be added to the pay scales. In total, it will be 4%. The wage increase, and the additional periodicals will together create a 10% wage increase.
Implications for road freight tariffs
The cost of road transport will rise as a result of these salary increases. A few freight forwarders have already increased their tariffs. To date, we have been able to keep tariffs stable for road transport. In light of the situation, we have been talking to our carriers and will be happy to inform you shortly on the results of these conversations.
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