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Hai Duong authorities detain overloaded trucks

Update: March, 04/2015 - 16:14
The Hai Duong Province's traffic inspection team have seized several overloaded trucks travelling through the province. The trucks were reportedly carrying 200 per cent excess cargo on average. — Photo chinhphu.vn

HAI DUONG (VNS) — The Hai Duong Province's traffic inspection team seized several overloaded trucks travelling through the province, the transport ministry's directorate for roads of Viet Nam announced today.

The trucks were reportedly carrying 200 per cent excess cargo on average.

On being informed about the overloaded trucks travelling on provincial way number 399, running through Kinh Mon District, on Tuesday, a local loading capacity examination station and the provincial traffic inspection team mobilised forces to chase and finally stop seven trucks, and required them to drive to a weighing station on Highway No 5 to check their cargo.

The inspection team found that all seven vehicles were carrying 155 to 239 per cent excess cargo.

Among the detained vehicles was a truck with the licence plate 98C-059.34 that was pulling a long trailer with the plate number 98R-002.12, carrying a load of 54 tonnes, equal to 239 per cent excess load. Nguyen Van Truong was driving the vehicle belonging to the one-member Hieu Chung Ltd Company. Another truck with the licence plate 98C-062.21 was pulling a trailer with 51.74 tonnes of cargo, equal to 215.5 per cent excess load. It is owned by the driver Ly Hong Nam.

The concerned authorities immediately took action and fined the vehicles more than VND188.5 million (US$8,700). They also revoked the licences of all the drivers for three months, and got all excess cargo offloaded before allowing the vehicles to continue their journey. — VNS


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