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Submitted by daniel c. on
Thanks for your coment Rohit. What is your evidence to say that transport rates have jumped 25% in the UEMOA area as a result of steps taken to respect axle load regulations? I would be very interested in the source, and I am quite skeptical on a direct causality… I see this issue as a problem of redistribution if the causality above could be proved. The fact is that many roads in the region with life expectancies of , say, 15 years, are not usable anymore after 3 years because of overloaded trucks. This is a lot of money being lost by the governments of the region. Thus, for me the solution would rather go in the direction of enforcing axle load legislation, studying who are the winners and losers, and compensate appropriately – I admit it’s easier to say it than to do it.