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There are 359,700 active heavy-duty vehicles in Iran’s cargo truck fleet, of which 125,000 (34%) are over 15 years old and almost 1,500 trucks are five decades old.
There are 359,700 active heavy-duty vehicles in Iran’s cargo truck fleet, of which 125,000 (34%) are over 15 years old and almost 1,500 trucks are five decades old.
Monday, May 28, 2018

Iran Gov’t Seeks to Allay Truckers’ Concerns

Setting new rental rates per ton-kilometer by taking into account fuel consumption, route profile, tire depreciation, driver’s salary, insurance and high road risk was the main demand put forward by the representatives of truckers in their meeting with th
The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that about 140,000 commercial vehicles need to be replaced in the coming years—close to 56,000 of them in the next three to five years alone
Monday, May 28, 2018

Iran Gov’t Seeks to Allay Truckers’ Concerns

A number of truckers across the country have taken industrial action over the past week.
Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi had a five-hour long meeting with the representatives of truck and bus drivers on Saturday.
“I believe in the right to protest; the protest by truck drivers was their natural and legal right and definitely not an unsettling experience,” he said.
The truckers partially blocked roadways by parking their rigs along main roads, asking their fellow truck drivers to join the protest by pulling their heavy vehicles to the side of the road and unloading their cargo. 
"They have a whole slew of unsolved problems piled up over the past years that would definitely not go away overnight, Tin News quoted Ahmad Karimi, the secretary of Truckers Guild Association, as saying.   

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