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Mullsy
25-08-2014, 17:05
Just been reading about the potential living cost increases on islands served by Calmac ferries.After the recent ferry disaster in Asia with the appalling loss of life,Calmac are now enforcing weightlimits on all LGV's.after turning a blind eye for years.On one day,16 vehicles were checked and 14 were overloaded.One 3.5t van weighed in at 9.5t.One sad note was the suicide of a transport owner on Islay.Difficult times ahead.

“The decision to enforce this has not been taken lightly but we have anecdotal evidence that some vehicles may be overloaded and, in the light of the recent South Korean ferry disaster where overloading and falsified documents led to the deaths of nearly 300 people, we feel we have no option but to take this step.”


http://corncrake.org.uk/freight-crisis-threatens-island-economy-charges-set-double/

champstar
27-08-2014, 19:47
more likely a way of charging more cash due to the impending RET coming into force soon

phillybarbour
27-08-2014, 20:10
Hard as it may be the ferry companies position is based on running legally, which seems reasonable to me.

asel
27-08-2014, 22:03
Who wants overweight unsafe vehicles on our roads?

Wooie1958
28-08-2014, 04:48
Hard as it may be the ferry companies position is based on running legally, which seems reasonable to me.


Who wants overweight unsafe vehicles on our roads?




Running legally and / or underweight doesn`t seem to bother several people on here.

They will happily drive miles and miles out of their way just to avoid Vehicle Check Points.

So, if they start checking them at the ferry terminals that`ll bugger them up.

Mullsy
28-08-2014, 10:20
more likely a way of charging more cash due to the impending RET coming into force soon

Wont be enough time to make much of a killing before RET takes effect.also,RET may actually be better since the number of visitors is expected to rise due to the cut in fare costs.The main problem seems that some were taking the mick and weren't too worried regards insurance implications.


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