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LTO holds dialog on overloading
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

 

The Land Transportation Office will hold a dialog-conference with millers, truck owners, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and the National Economic and Development Authority on the law against overloading, at the Social Hall of the Capitol in Bacolod City today.

LTO 6 regional director Roland Ramos said they will be strictly implementing the law against overloading of cargoes.

This will serve as the last and final warning to them after they also warned them three months ago. He is now issuing a directive to implement the law against overloading and there will be no “sacred cows” in his administration, he said.

Ramos said the DPWH is in charge of installing weighing scales and will determine if trucks are overloaded or not, while the LTO will identify the particular violation regarding overloading.

For overloading, the ones to be penalized are the truck owner and drivers, he said.

P50,000 PENALTY

They are campaigning and informing the public about the recent recommended charge of NEDA on violators that amounts to P50,000, Ramos said.

The penalty used to be only 25 percent of the motor vehicle user’s (MVU) charge. He cited, as example, that if the MVU is P1,000, the penalty is only P50. Now it is specific that the penalty is P50,000, he said.

The apprehension of overloaded vehicles and penalties imposed are covered by Republic Act 8794, or “an act imposing on motor vehicles user’s charge on owner of all types of vehicles and for other purposes.”*CGS

 

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