East Java and other regions will lose income if zero ODOL is enforced in 2023

East Java and other regions will lose income if zero ODOL is enforced in 2023
East Java and other regions will lose income if zero ODOL is enforced in 2023

SHNet, Jakarta-If the Ministry of Transportation implements the Zero ODOL (Over Dimension Over Load) policy in early 2023, it is certain that many regional governments, including one in East Java, will lose income. This is because this policy will hit the logistics business sector, which is one of the mainstays of the East Java Regional Government’s income.

“East Java will lose a lot because of this Zero ODOL policy. This is considering that the big companies here, such as Indolakto, Mayora, Unilever, and others, cannot send their goods to other areas,” said Valery Gabriell Mahodim, responsible for the Alliance of Indonesian Drivers’ Struggle. .

If that happens, said Inces, as he is affectionately known, East Java will stagnate due to the difficulty in delivering goods due to the fact that many logistics trucks are not operating due to the Zero ODOL policy. “If we can’t operate all the companies in East Java can’t send their goods. It doesn’t take long, just three days, I can assure you that all prices will rise and inflation will be very high,” he said.

Meanwhile, in East Java, according to Inces, the region’s large income comes from logistics businesses which also rely heavily on truck transportation to carry their goods. “East Java has a very large income from logistics companies. Just for a dairy company like Indolakto it takes dozens of trucks a day just to bring their goods to the Curug area, Bogor. That’s my calculation, not to mention Mayora,” he said.

According to Inces, that’s not to mention the commodity sector that has to be brought to the East, tens of trucks per day are needed. “Especially if there is a fruit harvest, it also requires a lot of trucks to take it outside East Java. So, if the government tries to kill our trucks with its Zero ODOL policy, I’m sure that East Java’s income will drop,” he said.

The Governor of East Java (East Java), Khofifah Indar Parawansa, after participating in the Regional Inflation Control Coordination Meeting with the Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian virtually at the Grahadi State Building in Surabaya in early November also suggested that the central government provide time tolerance for ODOL transportation not to implement the policy. Zero ODOL in 2023.

The East Java Kadishub, Nyono, also deeply regrets the policy made by the central government because it has created new problems in East Java.

He said this zero ODOL policy multiplier effectits very broad. “Including one that is feeling the consequences is the East Java region,” he said in an online discussion event to find a win-win solution to the zero ODOL policy held by APPN in Surabaya, last Saturday (16/10).

He also said that the impact of implementing the Zero ODOL policy from a provincial perspective, would certainly have an impact on increasing transportation operational costs because the trucks had to be cut. “But, actually, who legalized trucks was high, who made it legal, who also prohibited it? I have good intentions to resolve this so that the community and fellow drivers don’t continue to be harmed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Member of Commission V DPR RI, Suryadi Jaya Purnama, said the rejections that occurred against the Zero ODOL policy were due to the lack of common ground between stakeholders. For example, related to the need for transportation capacity, road carrying capacity, including the technical limitations of vehicles from an industrial perspective. “This is what causes problems related to zero ODOL, which have not been completed to date. So, there has not been a meeting point between the government and logistical actors,” he said.

He said that regarding the carrying capacity of the road, for example, it must be made adequate both in terms of load and road specifications, so that it can accommodate or withstand heavy loads and the road area is made wide enough. According to him, if it is fulfilled, there will be no ODOL problems on the road. Or conversely, when the industrial world limits the number of vehicles in circulation according to the carrying capacity of the road, this will still be a problem. “All of this is still a problem because there is no meeting point between stakeholders regarding this Zero ODOL policy,” he said.

According to Suryadi, how to modify large-capacity transportation to make it more effective is the current challenge. “Because, when we do it but it turns out that our road’s carrying capacity is not sufficient, that will be a problem. So, I see a problem from a regulatory perspective that has not been integrated between road providers and vehicles,” he said. (cls)

The article is in Indonesian

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