New Ruling on Dump Truck Usage to Take Effect in July
Based on a new ruling on dump trucks that will be taking effect on July, states that sump trucks that will fail assessment from authorities for two years will not be allowed to operate in the Shenzhen market. The new rule will grade the dump truck companies operations into four levels namely excellent, fair, average and fail. Dump trucks that will not reach the level and fair will not be allowed to apply for local licenses for new trucks.
Truck companies failing two years in a row will be disqualified from working in Shenzhen. The performance results will be used as reference for enterprises in bidding for projects and for insurance companies and banks to evaluate credit. As the dump truck industry expands due to metro projects are in the peak of their construction, several enterprises and its drivers are not giving sufficient attention to the safety of their dump trucks.
In 2013, accidents which involved dump trucks have decreased by 38 percent compared the same period in 2012 after police and transportation authorities imposed stricter measures that regulated dump trucks. Then between January until April, traffic police have recorded more than 18,000 violations showing a decrease of 40 percent compared over the same period last year.