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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY.—Truckers will finally get their wish of a nationwide synchronized truck ban as early as this month.

“The government will strictly impose the synchronized truck ban even on uncooperative local authorities to facilitate the movement of goods nationwide,” Land Transportation Office chief Albert Suansing told PortCalls at the sidelines of the recent 2nd Ro-Ro Conference in this city.

“It is a complimentary move to the earlier decision of government to lift the ban on trucks carrying food products to reduce transit time,” Suansing, a former trucker and head of the Road Board, said.

The porposed truck ban schedule will follow the 6am to 9am and 5pm to 9pm window being implemented by the Metro Manila Development Authority.

Local government units in Metro Manila currently ban trucks from main thoroughfares from 7am to 9am and from 3am to 9pm.

Since March, the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines has been pushing for the immediate implementation of the synchronized truck ban under Executive Order 712, saying this could save them 20% in transit time and in overheads.

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