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UAE Transport Companies Face Fines as Tracking System Deadline Passes

On October 30, the deadline for UAE transportation companies to register in the Electronic National System for Tracking Trucks and Shipments expired.

The deadline for UAE transport companies to register in the Electronic National System for Tracking Trucks and Shipments expired on October 30, marking a crucial step in enhancing monitoring and control over transportation. 

Starting from November 1, fines for violations related to non-compliance with this tracking system will take effect.

Enhanced Monitoring of Transit Trucks:

The Electronic National System for Tracking Trucks and Shipments requires all transit trucks that use ports and land routes to be equipped with tracking devices. 

These devices are essential for ensuring that trucks adhere to specified routes. Once the trucks reach their destination at the port or leave the land border, the tracking devices are removed.

Federal Authority’s Initiative to Ensure Safe and Timely Deliveries:

This initiative is spearheaded by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security (ICP). Its primary objectives include:

  • Controlling the movements of trucks and shipments.
  • Guaranteeing their secure and punctual arrival at their designated locations.
  • Overseeing potential violations or misconduct.

This extends to all transit trucks, including those transporting hazardous materials and goods subject to high customs duties.

Technology Showcase at Gitex Global:

The ICP unveiled this technology at Gitex Global, the world’s largest technology exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

The system was showcased to demonstrate its capabilities in enhancing transportation security and efficiency.

Real-time Monitoring and Intervention:

A spokesperson from the ICP explained how the tracking system operates during the Gitex event, stating, “If the truck driver goes to restricted areas, then the operation center informs him that the route he has taken is wrong and asks him to change the route. 

In case of an accident, the driver is contacted, and the truck is stopped there.”

Fines for Non-Compliance:

As adherence to the tracking system is mandatory, those who fail to comply will face penalties for their violations. 

These fines, as confirmed by an official at the ICP pavilion during Gitex Global, are set to be enforced starting from November 1.

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