Northern Industrial Carriers

Edmonton (1 transport truck driver) and Teamsters Canada, Local No. 362

Northern Industrial Carriers
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2023. Signed on April 29, 2019.

Shift premium: $30 for full tarping of super-B loads of lumber, multi-tiered super-B loads; $25 full tarping of tandem and tridem trailers.

Paid holidays: 9 days

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 15 years. $0.04 per hour for hauling of oversize loads, that requires pilot car.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours in addition to 10 per day.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for company health and welfare plan (after 6 months of employment).

Dental: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coinsurance at 80%, maximum $1,500.

Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3% of earnings for drivers with more than 2 years of service, maximum $427.

AD&D: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of $10,000.

Life insurance: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of $10,000.

Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours of pay when driver is called and reports for work.

Probationary period: 90 calendar days

Mileage: Single-man operation: $0.38 per mile; $0.42 per mile for less than 1 year of service; $0.44 per mile after 1 year of service for sleeper team. Single-man operation: $0.39 per mile. Additional $0.01 per mile for pulling lowboys with booster and jeep configuration. Additional $0.2 per mile for super B-trains.
Single-man operation: $0.41 rising in 3 steps to $0.42; sleeper team: $0.47.5 rising in 3 steps to $0.49; additional $0.02 per mile for pulling lowboys with booster and jeep configuration; additional $0.02 per mile for super B-trains after 2 years of service. Single-man operation: $0.45 rising in 3 steps to $0.455; sleeper team: $0.48 rising in 3 steps to $0.51; additional $0.02 per mile for pulling lowboys with booster and jeep configuration; additional $0.2 per mile for super B-trains after 5 years of service.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Sleeper teams/single man operations, less than 2 years experience: $20

Sleeper teams/single man operations, more than 2 years experience: $22

Sleeper teams/single man operations, more than 5 years experience: $23

Layover and wait time, less than 5 years experience: $15

Layover and wait time, more than 5 years experience: $16

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase):

Full-time town drivers, less than 5 years experience: $22 rising in 2 steps to $23

Full-time town drivers, more than 5 years experience: $26.50 rising to $26.75

Editor’s notes: Maximum hours: Maximum 10 hours per day for single-man operations with minimum of 8 hours rest. Deadhead pay: Work-time rate for 10 hours in any 24 hour period. Efficiency bonus: Bonuses will be paid out June 12 for miles driven between Dec. 1 and May 31; Dec. 12 for miles driven between June 1 and Nov. 30 of each year. Direct costs of preventable incidents will be deducted from efficiency bonus (preventable incidents include preventable accidents, preventable cargo claims, preventable fines, failing to return old tire when new tire is purchased on road).

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