January 25, 2017
Fuel Delivery Trucks Now Exempted From Truck Ban on EDSA, NAIA
Fuel delivery trucks can now make their rounds to their respective gas stations along EDSA and at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) starting midnight to 4 a.m., the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced today.
The MMDA decided to exempt fuel delivery trucks after a closed-door meeting with representatives of the Petroleum Industry of the Philippines (PIP) yesterday at the MMDA main office in Makati City.
During the meeting, PIP representatives, on behalf of the major oil companies, requested that their delivery trucks carrying aviation fuel be allowed to refill fuel depots at NAIA as these storage facilities cannot hold large quantities to last for an extended period of time.
MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said the agency decided to allow fuel trucks to deliver to NAIA to meet the fuel requirements of various passenger airlines and cargo transportation.
“These fuel delivery trucks are a special exemption because they are essential and vital to our growing transportation sector, tourism, and the economy,” the MMDA official said.
"We invite other groups from the transport sector to follow the lead of the petroleum industry in being part of the solution."
Also with the exemption, fuel delivery trucks are likewise allowed to unload their cargo on gas stations along EDSA beginning midnight to 4 a.m. daily to maintain the regular supply in these depots, Orbos said.
Currently, there is a total truck ban between EDSA-Magallanes, Makati City and EDSA-North Avenue, Quezon City except Sundays and Holidays.