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Campaign to check vehicle loading capacity to begin

Update: November, 19/2015 - 09:31
Traffic police inspect a truck's loading capacity. A two-month campaign held by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Public Security to check vehicle loading capacities will begin this Saturday. — Photo thanhnien.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — A two-month campaign held by the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Public Security to check vehicle loading capacities will begin this Saturday.

Under the campaign, transport inspectors and police will check vehicles and their goods at weighing stations every day and night.

The inspectors will pay special attention to automobiles with army number plates to check if they are overloaded.

Inspectors from the two ministries will also conduct unannounced checks on workers at weighing stations, while strictly punishing ones who are found to be shielding violators.

The Ministry of Transport will ask the Viet Nam Maritime Administration, the Viet Nam Inland Waterways Administration and the Viet Nam Railway Authority to check vehicles that illegally widen the trunk size, as well as goods being loaded at ports and railway stations.

The Viet Nam Register will give guidance to provinces' and cities' register centres to strengthen their management, and thus issue penalties against transport enterprises, vehicle owners and drivers who violate regulations related to vehicle registration.

The Viet Nam Expressway Corporation will join hands with concerned organisations to build a system of fixed weighing stations at toll booths. The system is expected to be put into use at the beginning of next year.

The Ministry of Transport proposed that the Viet Nam Automobile Transportation Association gives instruction to its members to raise awareness on obeying regulations related to trunk sizes and vehicles' loading capacity. — VNS

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