FREIGHT RATES UP * Russian trucking industry
* Moscow - Toll to increase trucking rates by double digits
--- Russian shippers and transportation companies say they will have to increase their rates by 10 percent to 15 percent to keep up with the cost increases created by Russia’s “Platon” truck toll... The increase, which is set to take effect at the end of the year after the government postponed the original implementation following enormous trucker protests, will double the cost of Russian truck tolls to 3.73 roubles ($0.05) per kilometer (0.62 miles) for trucks hauling more than 12 tonnes (13.2 tons)... The Russian government has denied that the toll will result in higher shipping rates or final prices for consumers...
(Photo: Russian trucks on thec, which will soon become more expensive to travel) -- Moscow, Russia - JOC, by Eugene Gerden - Oct 19, 2016
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