LTO to implement stricter monitoring on overloaded trucks

LTO to implement stricter monitoring on overloaded trucks

MANILA: The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will strengthen its collaboration with the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) to address the ongoing issues with overloaded trucks.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where do overloaded trucks frequently travel?

    Overloaded trucks frequently travel in the provinces, particularly Bulacan and Pampanga.
  • Why do overloaded trucks pose risk to all road users?

    Overloaded trucks cause risk for all road users because they are more likely to experience mechanical issues, such as brake failure, and even their drivers lose control of the vehicle.
  • According to LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor Mendoza II, Senator Joel Villanueva brought up the issue to him, referring to the overloaded trucks frequently traveling through Bulacan and Pampanga.

    Overloaded trucks cause risk for all road users because they are more likely to experience mechanical issues, such as brake failure, and even their drivers lose control of the vehicle.

    NLEX weighbridge station for truckers

    Stricter inspections will be implemented by the LTO to prohibit these overloaded trucks from traveling.

    Meanwhile, the PNP stated that it will direct the regional directors to respond to reports regarding the overloaded trucks.

    Mendoza said that those who will violate the rules regarding overloaded trucks will be apprehended.

    Photos by NLEX Corporation

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