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EAC raises axle-load limit to 56 tonnes

31 May 2013, 12:03

Nairobi - The East African Legislative Assembly has passed a new law that may lead to fresh round of confrontation between truck drivers and Kenyan authorities over axle load limits.

The Business Daily reports that the Vehicle Load Control Bill 2012 passed on Wednesday evening would raise the maximum gross vehicle weight on roads of member countries to 56 tonnes.

The maximum gross vehicle weight on Kenyan roads is currently 48 tonnes, but if the Bill is endorsed by the heads of state in their November summit, the 56 tonnes will be spread over seven axles while Kenya requires the weight to sit on six axles.

- For more visit Business Daily


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