Overloaded trucks are required to seek permission from Highways Department

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Owners of trailer trucks which carry heavy construction materials have been warned to have their vehicles registered with the Highways Department for permission otherwise they may face a 6-month jailterm and/or a fine of not exceeding 10,000 baht.

Mr Phiraphol Thavornsupacharoen, the transport deputy permanent secretary and acting director-general of Highways Department, said Tuesday that the new measure was meant to protect roads from damage caused by overloaded trucks.

He pointed out that the ongoing construction of several mega infrastructure projects required the service of may trailer trucks to carry heavy construction materials such as ready-made concrete segments from factories to construction sites.

These heavy loaded trucks, he explained, have caused damages to highways and roads and, hence, they need to be regulated.

Owners of these heavy-duty vehicles can call 1586 or 02-3546686-75 for more information.