TRUCKING INDUSTRY * WORLDWIDE
* Bahrain / UAE - Causeway truck crisis worsens
(Photo: Gulf Daily News)
Manama,Bahrain -Trade Arabia -24 Jan 2013: -- Truck chaos near the King Fahad Causeway in Bahrain worsened yesterday as scores of frustrated drivers seeking entry into Saudi Arabia argued with Customs staff at the border, a report said... Some drivers were quoted by the Gulf Daily News, as saying that they have been waiting to be cleared by Bahrain Customs since last week... "We have no place to sit, eat or even go to the toilet as many drivers are literally living on the road," said one driver... He said that Customs staff, who were allegedly rude to drivers, cleared just 10 trucks a day to enter Saudi Arabia - resulting in a backlog of commercial vehicles near the causeway and in nearby Janabiya...