Charter on Vehicle Load Control finally launched
The much awaited Self regulatory vehicle load control charter has finally been signed by key cargo interveners. The signing ceremony held in October at Mariakani weighbridge and witnessed by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure among other dignitaries was a culmination of a process that was initiated in January to institutionalize voluntary compliance with vehicle load limits. The Charter follows the passing of the East African Community Vehicle Load Control Bill by the East African Legislative Assembly in may 2013.
The East African legislation is intended to harmonize vehicle load control, enhance compliance and mitigate delays witnessed at weighbridges. Kenya is currently witnessing increased cargo volumes and heavy vehicle traffic as a result of reforms and infrastructural improvements initiated at the Port of Mombasa.
According to the Charter signatories, Kenya transporters are now set to be the most compliant in the region in terms of axle and gross vehicle weights. The signatories are rolling out elaborate strategies to promote voluntary compliances through a set of deliverables within the next two years.
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