Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Ministry of Transport has discovered a number of transport violations related to management, transport trading licensing, vehicle safety conditions and speeding after the ministry’s inspection in Quảng Ninh, Phú Thọ and Nghệ An provinces.
The inspection showed that several transport service companies did not pay enough attention to management and vehicle supervision, their drivers did not have work contracts and did not buy social insurance, and the companies did not properly punish drivers who were speeding.
For instance, two out of the seven companies checked in the northern province of Phú Thọ had drivers on the road for too long a period without breaks. Four out of eight companies in the central province of Nghệ An had drivers and driver assistants with no professional transport competence training. The companies also did not regularly perform vehicle safety checks.
In the northern province of Quảng Ninh, six out of 11 checked companies did not post their transport service prices and did not submit health and social insurance for their drivers as per regulations.
Inspectors from the Ministry of Transport asked the transport departments in Quảng Ninh, Phú Thọ and Nghệ An provinces to strictly punish violators, especially those that did not have trade licences and had loose management.
Provincial departments of transport must withdraw the badges of vehicles that were hired by transport companies, as these vehicles were not owned by the companies.
The ministry asked provincial departments of transport to conduct more inspections of transport trading, coaches and illegal terminals.
Transport inspectors at weighing stations across the country discovered more than 5,300 overloaded vehicles last month, a decrease of more than 1,000 vehicles compared with the same period last year, according to a Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam report.
The inspectors withdrew more than 1,700 driving licences and gave administrative fines of more than VNĐ40 billion (US$1.8 million).
Vũ Đỗ Anh Dũng, deputy director of the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam, said that Sơn La, Nam Định, Ninh Bình, Nghệ An, Quảng Bình and Kon Tum provinces experienced many overloaded vehicles well.
To better manage overloaded vehicles, the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam asked provincial departments of transport and inspectors to put in place more unexpected inspections, especially at night, at ports, cement factories, stone mines and wood processing plants. — VNS