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DPWH suspends gross vehicle weight rule for trucks
 
posted 18-Jul-2013  ·  
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Secretary Rogelio L. Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways ordered all DPWH regional directors to temporarily suspend the enforcement of the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight (GVW) to certain types of trucks/trailers.

Suspended effective immediately until January 31, 2014 according to Secretary Singson is the apprehension of trucks/trailers exceeding allowable GVW for vehicle under codes 12-2 and 12-3.

Categorized under code 12-2 are truck semi-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle and 2-axles at trailer for a total of 18 wheels while code 12-3 are truck semi-trailer with 3 axles at motor vehicle and 3 axles at trailer for a total 22 wheels.

Codes 12-2 and 12-3 have a maximum allowable GVW of 41,500 and 42,000 kilograms, respectively, prescribed under the revised implementing rules and regulations of the Republic Act 8794 otherwise known as “An Act Imposing a Motor Vehicle User’s Charge on Owners of all Types of Motor Vehicle and for Other Purposes” signed into law on June 27, 2000.

To prevent overloading which has tremendous damaging effects on highways safety and traffic operations, Singson however reiterated that the implementation of the axle load limit of 13,500 shall still be enforced nationwide.

Overloading primarily of trucks and trailers caused heavy toll on government investment on infrastructure and put on high risk of death and serious injuries road users and the general public.

DPWH in partnership with Department of Transportation and Communication thru the Land Transportation Office and Philippine National Police implements the provision of RA 8794 with weighbridge stations and portable weighing machines at strategic locations along national roads to determined overloaded vehicles and imposed the corresponding penalty for violators. (DPWH)

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