Alvarado signs EO banning overloaded vehicles

CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado has created on Wednesday an anti-overloading monitoring team as he signed an Executive Order (EO) to protect the province’s road networks from deteriorations due to the passing of overloaded vehicles.

The governor signed. Executive Order No. 06 series of 2018 that will strictly implement pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. 8794, specifically overloading prescription upon trucks, trailer, buses, and other motor vehicles within the province of Bulacan and for other purposes.

It has been noted that the number of motor vehicles passing through the different road networks in the province have increased through the years and road infrastructure should be preserved and be in serviceable conditions.

Prohibition of the order states under Section 1 that no motor vehicle shall load beyond their prescribed gross vehicle weight and no axle load should exceed 13,500 kilogram.

It was learned that dilapidated roads particularly in Daang Maharlika Highway former Dona Remedios Trinidad Highway were caused by heavy and overloaded trailer trucks passing through.

The monitoring team is composed of the governor as the chairman, the chairperson of the Committee of Public Works as vice chairman, Engr. Glenn Reyes of Provincial Engineering Office; Elizabeth Apresto of Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) and Sr. Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. of the Bulacan Philippine National Police as members.

The team is tasked to implement RA 8794 otherwise known as “An Act Imposing A Motor Vehicle User’s Charge on All Types of Motor. Vehicles And For Other Purposes” with the BENRO as the lead office in coordination with the Provincial Police Office.