DPWH-DOTr extends suspension of enforcement on anti-overloading to certain types of trucks, trailers
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) have reextended the suspension of enforcement of the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (GVW) for trucks and trailers having a total of 18 and 22 wheels.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar and DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade agreed to move the anti-overloading policy from its previous deadline to June 30 2019, allowing haulers and truckers to acquire additional transport equipment to conform to the latest GVW.
The suspension covers Code 12-2 and 12-3 which involves truck, semi-trailer with 3-axles at motor vehicle and 2 axles at trailer for a total of 18 wheels and truck semi-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle and 3-axles at trailer summing up 22 wheels.
“Truck/trailer owners have sufficient time to upgrade their units to conform with latest maximum allowable GVW of 41,500 for code 12-2 and 42,000 kilograms for code 12-3 before July 1, 2019,” said Secretary Villar.
Other truck/trailer codes must observe the current maximum allowable GVW under the anti-overloading policy.
Compliance with the policy will prevent early damage and deterioration to road pavements and will lessen the occurrence of accidents attributed to overloaded vehicles.
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