Cebu City – Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 partners with the Visayas Unified Truckers Association Inc., to address the issues faced by truck drivers in Metro Cebu.
LTO 7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec met with the officers of VUTAI and its members, Tuesday, January 5, to discuss the partnership between the agency and the private organization.
“Kami sa LTO will be your partner para ma-address ang inyong mga issues. Usa sa mga issues nga na raise, ang kahasol ug kalisod sa inspection sa inyong mga trucks during registration,” said RD Caindec in a seminar organized by the organization with over 50 truck driver members.
One of the issues that the truck owners and drivers raised was the inspection of the trucks during registration.
RD Caindec promised to do on-site registration every month exclusive to truck inspections on their choice of location for those renewing registrations.
The director also initiated a dialogue between the organization and Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia which will happen on Thursday, January 7, to address concerns on truck bans imposed by the different local government units.
VUTAI President Leoncio Cubarol Jr., said that the issue on the truck ban in Cansaga Coastal Road is one of the things they will raise to Governor Garcia.
He added that the coastal area in Tayud, Consolacion to Liloan is closed to trucks from 5 AM till 9 PM.
Cubarol explained that the reason for the traffic in the said area is not because of the trucks but because of the ongoing drainage construction being implemented in the area.
Officers of VUTAI will meet Governor Gwen in Capitol.
RD Caindec also highlighted the importance of driver’s education program to the truck drivers.
The director emphasized the roles imposed to license owners and that drivers require constant re-education.
Likewise, RD Caindec also tapped Regional Highway Patrol Unit (RHPU) 7 Chief PCol. Irwin Rebellion for the said partnership with the private sector.
Right after the seminar, a surprise drug test was conducted on the drivers initiated by VUTAI.