Oil price surge forces 4 000 Northeast trucks to halt services

Surging oil prices, particularly diesel fuel, have begun to take a heavy toll on transport operators in Northeast Thailand, with almost 4,000 trucks already idled, as their operators won’t take to the road under these circumstances, stopping freight transport services.

Pramote Kongthong, president of the Northeastern Transport Operators Association, revealed that 449 members owning more than 10,000 trucks, had taken almost half of their trucks out of service Thursday because their businesses could not keep pace with the rising cost of fuel.

Some operators have already closed their doors and shifted their commercial attentions to other kinds of businesses. They had already sold their trucks to other major operators with larger amounts of capital.

Should the diesel price continue to surge to 40 baht per litre, he believed, the transport operators would have more than 1,000 trucks out of service, making a big bottleneck for the transport in the region. (TNA)

Serve it cold.

The oil crisis can potentially disrupt asian economies. Oil/energy is their weakest point.

Confronted to this threat… the authorities have no answer or very little.

By the way, new record this morning : 135 USD per barrel.

1 Response to “Oil price surge forces 4 000 Northeast trucks to halt services”


  1. 1 fall 22 May 2008 at 12:48 pm

    May be it’s time the global economy realize and adjust to the permanent supply price shift. Or an invasion to OPEC countries to stop their oligopoly… (which, ironically, will drive price further up)…


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