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Transport Ministry cracks down on container trucks violating transport rules

The Ministry of Transport has taken steps to prevent the increasing number of accidents involving cargo trucks and container trucks.


The Ministry of Transport has stepped up inspections of container trucks in an effort to reduce the increasing number of traffic accidents caused by such vehicles. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh


Many container trucks have not complied with regulations on the transport of goods.

The Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam will be responsible for enforcing regulations concerning transportation of goods on container trucks at ports, stations and cargo warehouses.

The HCM City Department of Transport has directed the city’s Transport Association to improve traffic-safety training for truck drivers and disseminate information about new inspections.

In addition, the city’s Police Department is expected to strictly handle container trucks that have not complied with safety rules, especially in cases in which the containers are not locked securely in the trailer.

The Viet Nam Register Authority under the Ministry of Transport has told container truck drivers to comply with the speed limit and to ensure traffic safety.

Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy chief of the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee, said that most of the accidents were caused by a lack of safety awareness among container truck drivers.

On August 25, in Di An Commune in Binh Duong Province, a 40-feet storage container that was not locked properly on a trailer fell out after the driver slammed on the brake to avoid a crash with a motorcyclist.

On August 5, on the Tram 2 overpass in District 9, a storage container fell out of a truck and collided with a car. VNS


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