The Metropolitan Manila Council (MMC) Special Traffic Committee issued on 09 June 2014 a resolution designating a 24-hour specified truck route in Metro Manila effective June 10 to December 10, 2014.Except on Fridays, the resolution suspends the truck ban hours (6:00 AM to 10: 00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM) in effect daily in Metro Manila. The truck ban suspension covers the following alternate routes:

     Via Roxas Boulevard:

    • From Port Area to Cavitex ( Southbound)
    • From Pier take Road 10 straight to Roxas Boulevard to Cavitex
    • From Port Area to SLEX
    • From Pier take Road 10, A. Bonifacio Avenue straight to Roxas Boulevard left to Quirino Avenue to Osmena Highway to SLEX
    • From SLEX/Cavitex to Port Area (Northbound)
    • From Cavitex straight to Roxas Boulevard Port Area
    • From SLEX straight to Osmena Highway right to Quirino

    Northern Truck Route:

    • From Port Area to NLEX
    • From Bonifacio Drive turn right to C3, turn left to A. Bonifacio to NLEX/destination
    • From NLEX to Port Area
    • Balintawak to A. Bonifacio turn right to C3, left to Road 10 to destination

    Take note that total truck ban is still in effect on the following: EDSA, C5 Road, Katipunan Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue and all other routes not mentioned.

    The resolution covers all cargo and heavy trucks with gross capacity weight of more than 4,500 kilograms. Also container trucks are prohibited from parking at any time on A. Bonifacio Avenue up to Del Pan Bridge and other roads designated by the City of Manila

    Further, Truckers are confined only to innermost lane along Roxas Boulevard and should strictly follow one-lane policy to avoid blacklisting and the payment of fines and penalties.

    Timecargo Logistics Corporation

    Source: PortCalls, 16 June 2014