On january 1st,487 highway provincial toll stations in 29 connected provinces across the country were cancelled, but in some places, toll stations were congested and individual vehicle charges were abnormally high.
Traffic officials responded on january 6th by sending a letter: for the unstable operation of the system, resulting in abnormal charges, the traffic ministry demanded that the interests of trucks must not be damaged, first lift the bar to release, investigation before handling. At the same time, all localities are required to contact the parties at the first time to investigate and verify the situation.
For some private car owners who complain that high-speed charges are higher than before, the ministry explains that the original charging system is based on \"the shortest path charge \", and the new networked charging system is based on the\" actual path \"of the vehicle, and a small number of the vehicle tolls may rise.
In response to complaints from truck owners about a rise in fees after the use of the ETC, the Ministry of Transport stressed that this was because some of the no-load vehicles were charging more than before after they were adjusted to the number of axles (models). To this end, the Ministry of Transport has deployed local organizations to carry out the work of adjusting and measuring the toll rates for freight vehicles, requiring \"to ensure that the overall burden of toll charges for freight vehicles is not increased under the same traffic flow conditions, and that the amount of toll payable for each type of toll vehicles under the standard loading condition is not greater than the amount of toll due for the original heavy charge \".
It is necessary to carry out further adjustment and calculation of toll rates for trucks. Although previous studies have been conducted in various places when adjusting toll rates for freight cars, logistics companies and truck drivers have not been able to fully express their claims and participate in the decision-making process because the data are not publicly available. This is confirmed by the recent experience of some truck drivers.
Through further adjustment and calculation, how to further optimize the future truck charge standard deserves attention. The Ministry of Transport specifically proposes to meet the target of at least 10% lower freight rates than full loads. This means that truck tolls are still high, there is room for a reduction, but how much to achieve \"two guarantees \"? This is the key to the problem.
In order to ensure that the \"two guarantees\" cannot be discounted, the adjustment and calculation of freight car fee standards in various localities should abandon the \"closed door construction \", but should disclose the relevant research data and decision-making basis to the public, and introduce public participation and supervision. It is also essential to hold a special hearing on the adjustment of truck charge standards to give voice space to logistics enterprises and truck drivers. The decision-making information is open, all parties speak freely, the new truck charge standard can gather the biggest consensus, avoid the dispute after the event.
“Two guarantees ", which is the commitment to the high-speed fee reform. This high-speed fee standard reform, appeared the new situation new question, has the disparity with the public's expectation. For the problems that arise in reform, only through further reform to resolve, make the policy more approachable. Clearly, the Ministry of Transport has recognized this and has made a "no price increase" promise, how to solve the next step, the public will wait and see.