NLEX Anti-Overloading Program: Making Progress

By Ma. Rhea Rose N. Santos

NLEX has long been implementing the anti-overloading vehicle program. This program aims to preserve the life of our roads and bridges by restricting the overloaded trucks from entering the expressway. However, as the rehabilitation and strengthening of Candaba viaduct and other bridges go on, the company intensified the AOVP. Maximum gross vehicle weight and some restrictions for heavy trucks are now being implemented throughout the expressway. This was carefully studied and analyzed with our structural consultants and was backed up with scientific basis for rationality. The policy has started to implement last August 2022 and is being handled by the Asset Management Division in coordination with Traffic Operations Department for the apprehension of those who will violate.

Sign installed in toll plazas
Additional sign installed at AOVP stations

All loaded 12-wheeler trucks and exceeding the gross vehicle weight of 33 tons are no longer allowed to enter the expressway in south bound direction. For some unique instances, other truck types may enter with conditions but will still be directed to exit at San Simon interchange, before the Candaba viaduct.

The NLEX AOVP team also thoroughly coordinated with the affected LGUs, associations, and trucking companies for an effective operation. In addition, the team is continuously improving its strategies for a better and safer program and policy implementation.

Ma. Rhea Rose N. Santos, Asset Management. Rhea has been into newsletter writing since she was just a student. As an extrovert, travel and adventures make her feel alive. This civil engineer is just easy to get along with. She is also an aesthetic who has so much love, sunset, and the beach.