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Parliament Passes Tighter Controls for Hauliers

Ljubljana, 24 March (STA) - The National Assembly passed regulations introducing tighter controls for hauliers in Slovenia on Wednesday. The measure is aimed at protecting domestic truckers from foreign competition without suitable licenses.

The changes to the road transport act step up controls of hauliers. The measures were proposed by the government upon complaints by Slovenian hauliers that they faced unfair competition from foreign trucker without licenses.

In line with the new regulation, permits will have to be stamped and fines for infringements will be increased significantly. Moreover, before goods are loaded or unloaded on to a truck, foreign hauliers will have to show a valid license and accompanying documents.

Transport Minister Patrick Vlacic told parliament on Wednesday that the changes also promote the streamlining of work of state agencies in the field.

The law was passed with broad support in the National Assembly.

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