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Centre's decision on increasing truck load capacity is confusing for industry, says Ashok Leyland

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With reports of likely increase in load carrying capacity of trucks and tractor trailers, Ashok Leyland on Monday said government's decision is a little confusing for the industry at this point.

With reports of likely increase in load carrying capacity of trucks and tractor trailers, Ashok Leyland on Monday said government's decision is a little confusing for the industry at this point.
In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18, Vinod Dasari, managing director, said that he is worried about safety norms being violated and not sure if government can be extra stringent on penalties.
The government would notify new rules with respect to hiking load carrying capacity on Tuesday. The load carrying capacity of heavy trucks would be raised by up to 25%.
As the move is going to hit the commercial vehicle makers, Dasari said no one knows what the requirements are to develop these new capabilities and definitely there will be higher costs involved for the company to tweak these vehicles.
According to media reports, gross vehicle weight of a 2-axle truck will be increased from 16.2 to 19 tonne and 3-axle truck to be increased from 25 to 28.5 tonne.
Gross vehicle weight of a five axle truck to be raised from 37 tonne to 43.5 tonne. The vehicle weight of tractor trailer with respect to five axles to be increased from 44 to 49 per tonne.
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