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Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter, Issue #027, 2011-10-14
[Philippines] "Definitely there will be an increase intimefor [the] Oct. 1 [implementation of higher tolls]," said Rodolfo T. deOcampo, chairman of the Confederation of Truckers Association of thePhilippines (CTAP)."We have not yet discussed how much the increase will be ... [but] wemight increase rates even before Oct. 1," Mr. de Ocampo toldBusinessWorld on Saturday.
he CTAP is a group of 20 trucking associations, half of which operateto and from Metro Manila."The increase will be passed on to our clients... else, we will besuffering the burden of additional costs," Mr. de Ocampo said....
Rodolfo de Ocampo, chair of ...
Rodolfo de Ocampo, chair of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines, said while they support the effort of MMDA to minimize the traffic problem, they believed that measures proposed to rectify the problem should carefully consider the long-term and macroeconomic effect of apparently instantaneous solutions.
In a telephone interview with PortCalls, CTAP president Rodolfo T. De Ocampo confirmed the group's plan, prompted primarily by the continuous increase in fuel prices.De Ocampo noted that the price of diesel has, in the recent past, gone up 46% from P13 to P19 per liter.
"Our businesses have been heavily affected by the fuel price increase.It has been a long time since we last hiked our rates.We cannot bear the cost any longer," he
complained, adding that fuel normally comprises 40% of a trucker's overhead cost.CTAP member companies account for 40% of the local trucking industry.
In addition, De Ocampo
said rates had to be revised because of higher prices of spare parts, tires, batteries and lubrication oil due to the peso depreciation, and the truck ban and regulatory fee/road users' tax imposed by various local government units.
Next week's hike is also in response to higher fees expected to be imposed by tollway companies.The Metro Manila Toll Corp.
, for one, is jacking up its fees by October.De Ocampo
said that as it is, all other modes of transportation have already firmed up plans to increase their rates.
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Ganun ang domino effect noon," said Rodolfo de Ocampo, a trucker and president of the Port Users Confederation (PUC).
President Benigno Aquino 3rd has ...
President Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed several new government officials, including Rodolfo de Ocampo as undersecretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways.
De Ocampo, 68, has been the chairman of the Confederation Truckers Association of the Philippines since 2002 and vice president of the Port Users Confederation.