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Roads, Transport Authorities Combat Overloading

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) have joined hands to combat overloading or heavily-laden trucks from travelling on Northern Division roads. This comes after LTA officers
25 May 2015 11:30
Roads, Transport Authorities Combat Overloading

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) have joined hands to combat overloading or heavily-laden trucks from travelling on Northern Division roads.

This comes after LTA officers in Labasa booked two logging trucks on Wednesday at Labasa.

LTA north regional manager Emosi Caniogo said after the stakeholders meeting in Labasa recently, they decided to work closely with FRA to try and track down heavily-laden trucks on the roads.

“A lot of these trucks damage the road and this puts another burden on FRA in carrying out maintenance works,” Mr Caniogo said.

He said they were working very closely now with FRA to try to reduce damage and wear and tear on Fiji roads.

“We might as well help FRA because we are under the umbrella of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and by doing this both stakeholders will benefit,” Mr Caniogo said.

He said LTA now had an office at Lekutu, Bua, that monitors heavily-laden trucks from logging companies that use the roads there.

“The office is open 24/7 and we have officers there who focus on looking at overloading as well as the condition of the trucks.”

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