The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) is again carrying out an eradication of Over Dimension Over Loading (ODOL) trucks. This time, two trucks with long dimensions exceeding the standard were cut at the Land Transportation Management Hall Region V Jambi Province. Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Budi Setiyadi, said that normalization of goods transport with excess cargo and dimensions, or ODOL, is carried out as a serious step towards Zero ODOL in 2023. "As a form of the government's seriousness in eradicating ODOL transportation, the normalization process of two units of ODOL goods vehicles has been carried out. "said Budi in his official statement on Sunday (31/1/2021).
The two ODOL trucks that were cut, consisted of a Mitsubishi unit measuring 12,300 mm over the standard size, which is 8,515 mm, and the Hino with a body height of 1,800 mm over the standard.
Budi hopes that the movement to cut ODOL trucks or normalization will continue. This is because the existence of ODOL has harmed many parties, not only casualties, but also inflated the state budget for road repairs. As is known, based on the report of the Minister of PUPR, state losses due to ODOL reached IDR 43 trillion. Therefore, Budi asked the parties involved, including business actors, goods owners, and trucks, to jointly secure the budget so that it can be allocated for other developments.
Source : Kompas.com