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Truck Ban Ordinance (June 8, 2022)

1. What is the definition of cargo trucks?

Cargo Trucks are motor vehicles, principally intended for carrying cargo and having license plates of the following classifications: "S","T", "TC", "TH", "TRLB", "HHB", and "TRJ", to include other vehicles such as lorries, vans, tankers or other delivery vehicles, whether loaded or empty, having a gross capacity weight of more than 4,500 kilos.

2. Is the Total Truck Ban currently being implemented in NCR?

No. The total truck ban policy hours in the National Capital Region shall remain suspended until further notice except EDSA from Magallanes Makati City to North Ave. Quezon City as provided under the MMDA Resolution No. 21-30 series of 2021.    

3. What cargo trucks are exempted from the “Total Truck Ban Policy”

Trucks exempted from the ban are

    1. Garbage Trucks
    2. Fuel Trucks
    3. Trucks carrying essential and/or perishable goods regulated by the MMDA

4. Are there any truck routes intended for cargo trucks who wish to go to and from the Port Area?

Yes there are. The following alternate routes leading to and from the Port Area shall not be included in the ban:

SOUTHERN TRUCK ROUTE

From Port Area to South Superhighway

Bonifacio Drive, left P. Burgos, Finance Road, Ayala Boulevard, right San Marcelino, left President Quirino, right South Superhighway

From South Superhighway to Port Area

South Superhighway, right President Quirino, left United Nations Avenue, right Romualdez Street, left Ayala, P. Burgos, right Bonifacio Drive, to Port Area.

NORTHERN TRUCK ROUTE

From Port Area to North Diversion Road

From Pier Zone, travelling northward along R-10, right Capulong towards Tayuman, straight ahead towards Gov. Forbes, left Maria Clara, left Dimasalang, right Blumentritt, left A. Bonifacio and find your way to the north.

From North Diversion Road to Port Area

From the north and travelling southward along A. Bonifacio Avenue, right Blumentritt, left Aurora Boulevard, right Dimasalang, right Aragon Street, right Gov. Forbes towards Tayuman and Capulong, left R-10 to the Pier Zone.

EASTERN TRUCK ROUTE

From Port Area to Marcos Highway

From Pier Zone travelling northward along R-10, right Capulong towards Tayuman, straight ahead towards Gov. Forbes, left Maria Clara, cross Dimasalang, straight ahead towards Constancia, right at Constancia, left Laonglaan, straight towards D. Tuazon Avenue, left Quezon Boulevard Extension, straight towards Elliptical Road, take Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, left Aurora Boulevard, straight towards Marcos Highway.

From Marcos Highway to Port Area

Marcos Higway straight towards Aurora Boulevard, right at Katipunan, straight towards Tandang Sora, left Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, straight towards Elliptical Road, take Quezon Boulevard Extension, straight towards West Avenue, right West Avenue, left Del Monte Avenue, straight towards A. Bonifacio, left A. Bonifacio Drive, right Blumentritt, left Aurora Boulevard, right Dimasalang, right /aragon Street, right Gov. Forbes towards Tayuman and Capulong, left R-10 to the Pier Zone.

5. Are there any areas in the Metropolis that implement a "Total Truck Ban?"

Yes, there are. Cargo Trucks are not allowed to ply or pass along:

    1. EDSA
    2. Makati Business District
    3. Ortigas Business District, Pasig City; and
    4. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

6. How much is the fine for violating the Truck Ban Ordinance?

Any person who violates the provisions of this Ordinance shall be punished by a fine of P2,000.
Driver’s license of the Driver, who shall be apprehended for three (3 times), shall be recommended by the MMDA to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for suspension for one (1) year.

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