The State Transportation Safety Service (Ukrtransbezpeka) sent additional teams of inspectors to the Odesa, Mykolaiv, and Kherson regions on May 10 to organize operation of 24-hour portable weighing scales, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure announced.
The portable weighing scales will be installed on the roads to all seaports and terminals.
Weight monitoring on roads is being stepped up under an action plan between Ukrtransbezpeka, the State Road Service (Ukravtodor), and the National Police.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers banned transportation of divisible goods weighing more than 40 tons by road on 21 October 2015. In particular, the ban was imposed on the movement of trucks carrying divisible cargo if the load on a single axle exceeds 11 tons, the load on a tandem axle exceeds 16 tons, the load on a tridem axle exceeds 22 tons, or if the actual weight exceeds 40 tons. For container trucks, such a ban will be imposed when their weight parameters exceed 11, 18, 24, and 44 tons respectively. For the latter, the weight limit may be exceeded by 2 tons on routes specified by the State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) and the traffic police.
In addition, a ban has been imposed on the movement of vehicles with axle load of more than 7 tons or an actual weight of more than 24 tons on public roads of local importance.