Owners of overloaded vehicles over 100% will be fined from 32 to 36 million, the penalty goes up 4 times compared with the current penalties.
Ministry of Transport of Viet Nam has proposed a modified draft decree 171 to the Government with increasing fines for overloaded trucks behavior.
Specifically, the new rules will increase the responsibility of the owners, not just drivers. With 40-60% overloaded vehicles, the owners (individuals) will be fined 12-14 million, organizations and enterprises will be fined 24-28 million. The fine goes up correspondingly to 32-36 million for vehicle owners when overloaded more than 100%. Currently, the maximum penalty for individuals and organizations is 4 million and 8 million respectively for this behavior.