Freight forwarders request reform of industry legislation

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In their address to the Russian Prime Minister, the association “Gruzavtotrans’ requested the initiation of administrative reform to eliminate the redundant, overlapping functions of regulatory agencies.

The association “Gruzavtotrans”, which unites more than 50 carriers with a total fleet of several thousand vehicles, sent an appeal to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, demanding reform of industry legislation. The association believes that the ill-conceived system of taxation, pricing and billing, as well as other factors, has “plunged the industry into a depressive state”.

This is not the first time that the organisation has called on the government for reform. Previously, “Gruzavtotrans” conveyed their demands to the Russian Ministry of Transport and the General Prosecutor of Russia, but no official response from the federal authorities has yet been received.

In their address to Prime Minister Medvedev, the association “Gruzavtotrans”, requested the initiation of administrative reform to eliminate redundant and overlapping functions of regulatory agencies in the industry. Moreover, the association requested the modification or even cancellation of the established norm for the axle load and the elimination of the car pound, which serves as a source of illicit enrichment of third parties.

Along with the letter to Dmitry Medvedev, the association “Gruzavtotrans” sent an appeal to the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, who they asked to establish a special commission in order to reform the road haulage industry.