We found this article on FTW online. What are your comments. If this was implemented what would the repercussions be.
The proposal by transport minister Elizabeth Dipuo Peters to ban trucks for six hours a day will not only clobber the road transport industry, it will also deal a near-knockout blow to the SA ports – effectively cutting their 24-hour business day by 25%.
With Peters’ proposed embargo effectively stopping trucks dead for the 06:00-09:00 and 17:00-20:00 periods on weekdays, all the port terminals – container, bulk, break-bulk and multi-purpose – will get there in and out gates jammed up solid, as trucks are legally unable to even turn a wheel on the public access roads.
In container terminals it will also increase their equipment and staff needs and have an adverse impact on necessary stack space and times
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