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30% spike in wages paid by FMCG companies to truckers

Even though the government is taking stringent measures to ensure that transportation of goods across the country during the Coronavirus crisis is unhindered, FMCG companies still have certain obstacles in their way. An acute shortage of truck drivers and labourers is being reported in the sector, leading to a significant hike in the wages for […]

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Azadpur Mandi to follow one truck per trader rule from Wednesday

Azadpur Mandi Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) in Delhi announced that they will be implementing a system of one truck per trader, starting from Wednesday. As per the rule, any trader not following the norm will have an FIR registered against them. Along with that, traders will be following a distance of 20 feet between […]

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Centre asks state govts to enable seamless movement of supplies and workers

The Coronavirus pandemic scare has taken the world by storm, leading to many restrictions being imposed, especially on the transportation sector. While movement of essential goods and supplies is exempted from the said restrictions, one of the major problems being faced is shortage of personnel and helpers to take the wheel. Truck drivers in India […]

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CV movement during Coronavirus still chaotic in India, hard challenges ahead

The nationwide lockdown, as a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country, had a great impact on the Indian transportation sector, with restricted movement complying with safety protocols. The Indian government allowed the movement of only essential items via road and water, up until March 29, when the Home Ministry decided to […]

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Mahindra & Mahindra opens its kitchens for the needy during COVID-19 outbreak

Mahindra and Mahindra, one of the leading CV manufacturers in India, have ramped up their efforts to help those in need during the Coronavirus outbreak, announcing opening of kitchens in 10 locations across the country. These kitchens will provide meals and rations to the ones in need. Truck drivers in India are asking for your […]

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Respite for public transport drivers, Delhi govt to give each Rs. 5000

Taking the plight of drivers of public transport vehicles into account, the Delhi government has announced financial assistance for them in the form of Rs. 5,000. According to a statement by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, drivers of public transport, that are sitting idle due to restriction transportation movement in lieu of the lockdown, will […]

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Medical insurance for truck drivers during COVID-19: Need of the hour

To aid the general population, the Centre has allowed seamless movement of cargo vehicles across the country in order to transport essential items and services throughout. However, during this process, truck drivers and helpers have been putting their lives at risk. So for their welfare, the road transport ministry has asked the government to consider […]

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Ashok Leyland extends warranty and free service amid COVID-19 crisis

Ashok Leyland has partnered with HPCL to provide support to truck drivers stuck at remote locations during the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a part of the ServiceMandi initiative, under the e-Dhan fuel card scheme, this partnership will see deployment of a joint task force that will reach out to truck […]

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Tough times ahead: COVID-19 bombs commercial vehicle sales in March by 89%

As India is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, the transportation sector in the country has taken a massive hit. So much so that the commercial vehicle segment in India witnessed a whopping decline of 89% in sales for the month of March. While the passenger vehicle segment saw a drop in sales by 52%, commercial […]

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Validity of all vehicle papers to be extended till June 30

The Road Transport Ministry has announced an extension on the validity of all vehicle related documents from March 31 to June 30. This move comes after implementation of a nationwide lockdown, resulting in restricted movement of private and commercial vehicles, with only essential goods carrying vehicles being allowed to ply on the roads. Check diesel […]