Tehran, Iran, May 27
Iran plans to increase fuel quota for trucks transporting goods through ports to 30 percent.
"Considering that the current fuel quota is not sufficient, the Oil Ministry agreed to increase fuel quota for transportation fleet that transfer goods from or to the Iranian ports up to 30 percent by September 22," said the secretary of the National Association of State Truckers Ahmad Karimi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
He noted, "While the officials insist on immediate unloading of cargos in ports, the necessary volume of fuel for transportation is not provided, so the Oil Ministry should revise its decisions."
He added, "Unfortunately, the Ministry established the fuel quota based on function of transportation. Since the cargo volume is different every month, this approach does not meet the real needs of truckers. This issue should be discussed and resolved jointly by the truckers and experts."
Karimi went on to say, "Fuel cards of some of the transportation fleet was deactivated because of fuel smuggling. However, the rights of truck drivers can not be denied on pretext of combating fuel smuggling, as the current situation requires immediate unloading of goods from ports to trucks."