Truck ban will hurt consumers

Consumers will bear the brunt if the Department of Transport passes a law banning heavy trucks from roads during certain hours, the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) said on Monday. The new regulations state that goods vehicles exceeding 9 000kg cannot use public roads between 06:00 and 09:00 and between 17:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Friday. In April, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced the move in response to the rising road death toll and the department said the intended regulations would be published for public comment and discussion later in 2015. The change will incur costs for […]

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