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SPAD Cracks Down On Overloaded Lorries Carrying Bauxite

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KUANTAN – The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) identified 19 offences committed by trucks carrying bauxite in a special operation conducted over two days beginning yesterday.

SPAD enforcement chief, major general (Rtd) Datuk Che Hasni Che Ahmad said in the operation conducted in collaboration with Pahang Land and Mines Office, 16 trucks were found overloaded far beyond the permissible weight while three were carrying cargoes in violation of permit conditions.

“The most severe overloading case detected involved a lorry carrying bauxite in excess of more than 160 per cent in weight, while the least was overloaded by 89 per cent.

“Overloaded trucks are a serious problem, a danger to other drivers on the roads, and even themselves. These overloaded vehicles will also cause damage to government-owned infrastructure,” he told reporters after checking on a special ops to monitor trucks carrying bauxite here, today.

In the meantime, he said, for the first six months this year, SPAD identified 2,478 offences involving lorries across the country.

He said, in addition to the assistance given by other agencies, members of the public are also urged to report on related offences to SPAD.

With detailed information it would enable SPAD to take appropriate action against offenders, he said. – BERNAMA


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