|Transport companies using overloaded or oversized cargo tanks to carry excessive cargo could have their business licences revoked. — Photo ldtd.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Transport companies using overloaded or oversized cargo tanks to carry excessive cargo could have their business licences revoked, the Ha Noi Department of Transport said.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Department Chief Inspector Tran Dang Hai said the department had proposed a number of measures to the Ministry of Transport to end the illegal practise.
Transport companies whose trucks did not obey cargo capacity regulations – including deliberately carrying more cargo than allowed or replacing trucks' original tankers with bigger ones – must be forced to stop operations, Hai said.
When enterprises were found violating the regulations twice, the department would ask authorised agencies to refuse to grant the enterprises licences until they solved the problem. The department would also ask the Viet Nam Register to stop granting certificates of technical safety and environmental protection to violators, Hai said.
Figures from the department showed that in the first seven months of the year the police cracked down on nearly 3,000 trucks, fining them a total of VND18.7 billion (US$860,000). Hai said traffic police would continue to patrol key routes in and out of the city and use inspection cameras to catch violators.
In response to questions on concrete mixer trucks driving on illegally on streets where they're banned, Department Deputy Director Nguyen Hoang Linh said that while concrete mixer trucks are banned on about 70 per cent of Ha Noi streets, they were allowed to drive into the inner city after 9 p.m. due to high demand from construction sites. Also, some construction projects for security and defence needed to be completed as soon as possible, making it necessary for the trucks to violate the law.
Linh also said the department would install global positioning systems (GPS) on buses in order to fine transport enterprises and drivers for reckless driving. — VNS