Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-830  
NTB Type
8.2. Administrative (Border Operating Hours, delays at border posts, etc.)  
Complaint
A Zambian Registered Tanker carrying sulphuric acid from South Africa was weighed at the Martins Drift weighbridge with the following axle masses: Steer axle - 5200 kg (legal limit 8000 kg); Drive axles - 18200 kg (legal limit 18000 kg); Trailing axles - 22800 kg (legal limit 24000 kg). Tolerance is 5% on an axle set or on GVM, in this case it would be 900 kg on the driving axle set. The weigh bridge official instructed the Driver to Park telling him that his driving axle was overloaded without the application of the 5% tolerance. It is observed that only at this weigh bridge there is no application of the 5% tolerance. In the spirit of harmonization South Africa, Zambia and Botswana the legal limits are the same with a 5% tolerance except at Martins Drift weighbridge. Kindly assist to resolve this issue at Martins Drift which is causing unnecessary loss of transit time and charges. Please note that this is not a one off incidence.  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Botswana: Martins Drift (Weighbridge)  
Reporting Country or Region
Zambia  
Date of incident
2018-07-16  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
3 827.20  
Date reported
2018-07-20 17:04  
Modified
2018-11-20 09:41