Freight Road Transportation Law.


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1 Decree No. 367 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that by Legislative Decree No. 477 of dated October 19, 1995, published in the Official Journal No. 212, Tome No. 329, of 16 November of the same year, was issued the law of land transport, transit and road safety.
II. that by means of Executive Decree Nº 23, of March 3, 2003, published in the Official Journal No. 41, volume no. 358, of the same date, the President of the Republic issued the regulation of freight transport.
III.-that the above-mentioned legal bodies do not establish the necessary regulations requiring the road freight transport; and, IV.-who urges a special and independent regulation for the transport of cargo by road, which La norme controls and specific provisions to such carriage for the proper conservation and maintenance of the environment, national security and road infrastructure, to effect keep the latter under conditions ensuring the transit.
Therefore, in use of his constitutional powers and on the initiative of Deputy Manuel Rigoberto Soto tie and with the support of the Deputy Mártir Arnoldo Marín Villanueva, DECREED the following: law special of transportation of cargo by road title I of the object, scope, scope and definitions of the law chapter I article 1 object-this law is to establish the legal framework organizational and technical in terms of cargo transportation by road, all vehicles of load or combinations of them, circulating on the roads of the Republic of El Salvador.
Chapter II of the scope of application 2 article 2.-the present law shall apply to vehicles of load or combination of them who meet requirements established by the present law, moving on the roads of the Republic of El Salvador, both in relation to their weight and dimensions, as the requirements for the transport of hazardous materials , agricultural products, and to restrictions on the operations of loading, unloading and transportation of products in the road network, and everything in the field of freight transport.
This law shall also apply to the international road transport of cargo with destination to the country and in international transit procedure; You may be permitted only, carried out it vehicles with plates of the Central American countries.
Vehicles with plates of another nationality different from the Central American countries, in the trailers will be allowed: chassis, platforms, van and low boy, only for loads of destinations or origins of the ports of exit or entry for products from outside of the Central American common market and destinations to El Salvador or in transit to any country in the Central American region. This treatment will be applied to loads of exports originating in El Salvador.
In the cases of the two preceding subparagraphs, teams must carry mandatory and show registration documents or duly authorized and existing circulation document. In the case of vehicles with plates of other nationalities of the Central American countries will allow your circulation with the document of temporary admission of equipment (ATC) extended by the representative.
Article 3.-only vehicles with Salvadoran plates may be carried freight of goods or materials within the national territory, whose origin and destination within the same.
For purposes of the preceding subparagraph, carriers with vehicles with plates from Central American countries must check, when so requested in the monitoring stations, that transported goods in international transit through its international Customs document into corresponding effect.
Chapter III scope article 4.-this law shall regulate: to) standards of freight road transport and circulation of vehicles that provide the service of freight transport by road;
(b) the competence of the administrative authorities in the area of freight transport by road;
(c) the granting of special permits for the execution of the services of freight transport by road;
(d) routes and itineraries for the cargo transportation by road, with the exception of routes and fiscal terms, which will be regulated by the corresponding customs legislation;

3 e) parking, cargo terminals and other places of public access, with the exception of the terminals or charging collection centers, subject to operations under customs control;
(f) the transportation by road of goods, materials and machinery, especially the dangerous and the perishable;
(g) offences under this law and its regulations, the rules which have been established, sanctions applicable to them and their resources;
(h) the weight and dimensions of the load carrying vehicles that provide the service of freight transport by road;
(i) the burden of agricultural collection; and j) other types of cargo, determined by the resolution issued by the General direction of load transportation by road.
Chapter IV of the definitions article 5.-the definitions contained in this Act shall be the following: 1. truck: vehicle that serves for transport of heavy load and is not articulated.
2. capacity: maximum amount of weight or volume of load, which is enabled to support a vehicle of load according to the manufacturer.
3 load: all that product or merchandise is moved from one place to another by loading vehicle.
4. Road: Via located between cities and capitals, from which these cities are tax, unite areas projected to achieve economic development. Give direct access to the main generators of traffic and are interconnected with the system of motorways and fast roads. The accesses are allowed directly, except when you want to introduce some degree of control of them to facilitate the fluidity of transit passage, reserving spaces and designs suitable for parking and pedestrian movements longitudinal.
5. driver: any person authorized to drive a motor vehicle.
6 container: integral and closed container without own locomotion, of standard dimensions, which serves for the transport of materials in bulk, or lots of parts or objects whose packing allows to simplify its transfer.
7 a cargo vehicle dimensions: length, width and height of a cargo vehicle.

8-4. Hazardous waste: any material generated in the process of extraction, benefit, processing, production, consumption, utilization, control or treatment, whose quality does not use it again and which corrosive, toxic, poisonous, radioactive, explosive, reactive flammable, biological, infectious or irritant pose a danger to health or the environment.
9. double axle (tandem): set of two simple axes of double wheels, with centres spaced between 1 and 2.45 meters.
10 Simple axis: it is which is composed of two wheels, one on each end of the shaft.
11 simple double wheel hub: is the one that consists of four equal measure of manufacturing wheels, two wheels at each end of the shaft or wheel of double-wide at each end of the shaft.
12 Triple axis: it is the set of simple three-axis double wheel with a separation of their centres between 1 and 2.45 meters.
13. packing: a form of group or to protect a set of elements, which are designed to facilitate the transport and handling of goods.
14 container: container containing the goods.
15 transport entrepreneur: any natural or legal person that provides freight service.
16. specialized equipment: is the intended to support and transport weights and volumes that exceed the maximum limits established by law.
17. consignor: person natural or legal to own behalf carrying out the freight shipping for which contracts the transport service.
18 bulk: it is the goods transported without packaging or packing.
19. hazardous material: a substance or material able to present an unreasonable risk when it is transported, to health, safety, property, persons and the environment.
20. agricultural machinery: vehicle that can handle on their own, destined to a holding, whose normal road speed, cannot exceed by manufacture, of the twenty-five kilometres per hour.
21. means of transport: are those used for the handling of goods from one place to another.
22. Metrology: it is the science that studies the weights and dimensions.

23 5. MOPTVDU: Ministry of public works, transportation, and housing and urban development.
24. gross weight: weight of goods more container or packaging.
25. special permission: authorization document, which will be required by the competent authority, for vehicles transporting hazardous materials and loads that exceed established weight and dimensions.
26. maximum weight of circulation: in the case of vehicles, is the sum of net weight or tare and the weight of the load carrying.
27. net weight: weight of the goods without packaging.
28 pipe or tank truck: truck carrying a tank used to transport liquids.
29. PNC: National Civil Police.
30. remaining: substances, materials or residues remaining in the means of transport after it is empty.

31 trailer: vehicle without engine that supports all of its weight on its own axis and is intended to be pulled by a vehicle's load.
32 hazardous waste: material that is of hazardous characteristics that after serving a specific purpose still retains chemical and physical properties useful.
33 double-wide wheel: is that whose width is greater than 38 centimeters.
34 trailer, chassis, platform and van: trailer that lacks front axle that rests the front of their weight in a tract truck or head and is intended to be pulled.
35. hazardous substance: that paying attention to the animal or plant, or against the environment, human life or health and which are identified as such by national or international bodies.
36. tara: weight of a cargo vehicle or combination vehicle with accessories, in terms of no-load operation.
37. cargo terminal: installations formally constituted and authorized to exclusively provide road freight transport services and serve as points of transhipment, loading and unloading and internal redistribution of products or materials.
38 tractor or head: motor vehicle designed to withstand and drag trailer and semi-trailer.
39 bulk transportation: transportation of goods without packaging or packing.

40 6. Carrier: any natural or legal person that provides freight service.
41. multimodal transport: combination of two or more modes of transport.
42. articulated vehicle of load: composed of a tractor or head and a semi-trailer.
43 VMT: Deputy Minister of transport.
44. loading and unloading area: total area for loading and unloading goods; and, 45. Primary customs or customs operation zone: it is all area authorized by the customs service, where provided or made, temporary or permanent, and includes the respective offices, courtyards, tanks, warehouses, berths, tracks of landing, and in general all the places where vehicles or means of transport are immediate and related to loading and unloading operations , and where the goods which have not been subject to customs clearance are deposited.
Title II of LA authority competent in matter of transport of load chapter I of LA address GENERAL of transport of cargo by road article 6.-La address General of transport of load, of the Vice Ministry of transportation of the Ministry of public works, transport, and housing and urban development, which hereinafter is referred to as the address, will be responsible for regular control, the activities of freight transportation in accordance with this law and other applicable legal provisions.
Article 7.-the Deputy Minister may establish regional or departmental, delegations to develop the control of road cargo transport service, in those areas of the Republic that it deems necessary.
The regional offices will have as objective the decentralization of services to carriers of cargo by road.
Chapter II of the powers of LA address GENERAL of transport of load Art. 8-correspond to address the following functions: 1. propose, for the approval of the Deputy Minister of transport, policies on freight transport to achieve an efficient service, in accordance with this law and its regulations in coordination with the sector.
2. define policies and regulation of freight transportation by road of goods, perishable, hazardous materials and special machinery.

3-7. Study, monitoring and evaluating freight transport by road.
4. establish routes, schedules and specifications of freight transport by road, in order to improve traffic management, maintain the road network and preserve the environment, with the exception of routes and fiscal terms, which will be regulated by the corresponding customs legislation.
5 order the movement and parking of vehicles, dimensions and other characteristics related to them, in order to avoid damages to persons, property and road infrastructure, except primary areas under customs control where the said order shall be established in coordination with the Directorate General of customs.
6 establish zones and times of loading and unloading.
7 establish signs of informative character that defines the routes for the transport of freight by road.
8. fix the establishment of charge, with the exception of routes and deadlines fiscal terminals, which will be regulated by the corresponding customs legislation.
9 implement control measures to verify compliance with this Act, its regulations and other applicable regulations.
10 arrange with legally established people, providers in the referral service, consultation mechanisms that contribute to the planning and coordination of freight transport by road, trying to do so add to the competent authorities; and, 11. Other responsibilities that are entrusted by the respective authorities.
Title III of the registry of carriers chapter one of registration article 9.-the management shall keep a register of carriers, as well as approvals and special permits granted, in order to identify the natural or legal persons providing the service of freight transport by road.
The regulation of this law, be set on different kinds of freight forwarders, according to the type of load you move, as well as requirements that must satisfy the authorizations and permits, which are issued in accordance with this law.
The address may take the registry and computer systems it deems appropriate, in order to maintain updated records mentioned.

8 article 10.-the registration of vehicles for the transportation of international cargo service, shared database carrying for this purpose by the General Directorate of customs.
Article 11.-steering systems shall register that deems appropriate, in order to ensure efficient and reliable records of carriers, authorizations or special permissions that delivers.
Title IV of the corporate providers of transport of cargo by road chapter only of LAS societies Art. 12-El capital social service of the companies providing the service of freight transport by road, must be made at least on a fifty-one percent of shares owned by natural persons and/or legal Salvadoran. In the event that legal persons are shareholders of the concerned societies, at least fifty-one per cent of the shares owned by those must be Salvadoran. In the case of legal persons, both these Salvadoran and Central American origin, carriers may be installed provided that there is reciprocity between the countries.
Title V of the types of vehicles and of the load chapter I of LOS types of vehicles article 13.-Los vehicles intended for freight transportation services by road are as follows: to) Pick-ups from one and half-ton;
(b) cargo from one and half-ton trucks;
(c) trucks in two or more axes and their trailers;
(d) heads or trucks and articulated semi-trailers;
(e) heads or tractor-trailers and special semi-trailers of multiple axes;
(f) heavy machinery or specialized equipment mounted on rubber wheels; and, g) others not recorded in this classification providing the service of freight transport by road, after the corresponding resolution, issued by the Directorate.
Vehicles intended for the carriage of cargo by land routes, bed type platform with 9 that use removable structures type drawer, railings, pipes of iron or others, depending on the season or material to be transported, are only classified as type platform, while it incurred a penalty for them.
According to the rules the characteristics that must satisfy the above types of vehicles will be established.
Article 14.-the vehicles used for the service of freight transport by road referred to in literals a) and b) of the preceding article, for importation shall not exceed eight years of making. En_cambio, vehicles used for the provision of the service concerned in the literal c), d), e), f) and g) of the same provision, for importation they shall not exceed fifteen years of making, except this provision means that lack of engine as harrows, trailers, among others.
Article 15.-modification of the physical characteristics of the vehicles to that referred to in article 14 of this law, in relation to its weight and dimensions, by varying the manufacturing specifications, must be previously authorized by resolution issued by the Directorate.
The regulations under this law shall establish the procedure to be followed to effect.
Article 16.-the use of agricultural machinery for freight transport on Road will not be allowed.
Title VI of the regulations of transport of load chapter I of the permissions special operation article 17.-all person or legal entity that it engaged in the trucking, freight of dangerous goods and indivisible objects, exceeding the weights and dimensions, you are required to obtain a special operations permit issued by the Directorate.

Article 18.-regulations, limits, procedures related to the weight and dimensions of vehicles, as well as precautionary measures to take by the competent authorities with regard to the transport of cargo by road, nationally and internationally, will be established in the respective regulations.
Article 19.-regulations, limitations and prohibitions for the transport of goods and hazardous materials, shall be established by the regulation of transport of charge respective, taking into account the provisions established by international treaties.
Chapter II of the technical CONTROL of the vehicles article 20.-all heavy goods vehicles travelling through the country's road network shall comply with the technical control of their physical and mechanical conditions.

10. Chapter III on the weight, dimensions and capacity of the vehicles of transport load Art. 21-Los weights and dimensions of heavy goods vehicles may not exceed those laid down in this law.
SCHEME of the vehicle maximum weight in meters maximum dimensions authorized 1st. shaft 2nd. AXIS 3 axis 4. 5th axle. 6th axis. AXLE WEIGHT TON TOTAL. MTS. high wide long 1 C-2A between 1.5 4 2.5 6 4.0 to 10.0 7.0 2.6 4.15 2 c-2 5.00 10.00 15.00 12.0 2.6 4.15 3 c-3 5.00 16.50 21.50 12.0 2.6 4.15 8.25 8.25 4 4 5.00 20.00 25.00 16.75 2.6 4.15 6.67 6.66 6.65 5 T2-S1 5.00 9.00 9.00 23.00 16.75 2.6 4.15 6 T2-S2 5.00 9.00 16.00 30.00 17.5 2.6 4.15 8.00 8.00 7 T2-S3 5.00 9.00 20.00 34.00 17.5 2.6 4.15 6.67 6.67 6.66 8 T3-S1 5.00 16.00 9.00 30.00 20.3 2.6 4.15 8.00 8.00 9 T3-S2 5.00 16.00 16.00 37.00 2.6 4.15 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 10 T3-S3 5.00 16.00 20.00 41.00 2.6 4.15 8.00 8.00 6.67 6.67 6.66 11 C2-R2 5.00 5.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 4.5A 4.5A 7.0a 4.5A 7.0b 7.0b 24.00 26.50 29.00 18.3 2.6 4.15 11 12 C3-R2 5.00 5.00 5.00 16.50 4.5A 4.5A 7.0b 4.5A 7.0b 7.00 30.50 33.00 35.50 18.3 2.6 4.158.25 8.25 13 C3-R3 5.00 5.00 16.50 4.0a 6.5b 13.00 38.50 41.00 18.3 2.6 4.158.25 8.25 6.50 6.50 will accept a variation of up to 5% in dimension and weight by the axis, indicated in all freight vehicles, where the gross vehicle weight does not exceed the maximum weight.
In case of overload, this must be equitably distributed or transferred to another vehicle.
The regulations under this law shall establish the procedure for these effects.
Article 22.-is empowered the direction to dispose, in special circumstances, reducing or increasing the charges per axis, the maximum weights and dimensions set out in this law, making publications in the media and relevant road signs, prior study of the corresponding unit.
Article 23.-the carrier and the owner of the cargo, are responsible for compliance with the weight and dimensions set out in the Act or in the authorization issued by the Directorate, for the transport of indivisible load of great weight or volume, as the case may be. If containers, vans, isotanks, and others were from other countries, liable for line shipping company or in their absence, the consignee of the burden of compliance with the weight and dimensions set out in the law.
Article 24.-the carrier, the shipping line and the owner of the cargo, are responsible for proper enforcement operational provisions and security, established in the permit issued by the Directorate for freight transport.
Article 25.-owners or carriers of vehicles that are caught moving loads with weight and dimensions greater than those laid down in the law, will be put under the orders of the direction, unless the person concerned chooses to correct the irregularity detected. Otherwise, the address must resolve which according to law, within three days, counted from the date of submission of the claim to the person concerned.
The regulation of this law will determine the procedure to be followed by the agreement address the type of load, as well as the origin and destination of the same.
Article 26.-the address may by resolution established, set maximum weight limits higher than those laid down by this law in the maximum weight of the vehicles, for specific roads or sections of these traffic, in which there is no road infrastructure suitable for this purpose, and prior favorable technical report issued by the appropriate administrative office.
Article 27.-the routes set out in the special operating permits cannot be modified. Any request for modification shall inform previously and in writing at the address, who will determine 12 requirements for safety in the transportation of freight and road infrastructure to be used, except for unforeseen circumstances or force majeure.
Regulations will establish the procedure for such purposes.
Chapter IV the scales article 28.-to control weights and dimensions in road scales, whose operation and risk management will be subject to the supervision and control of the State, in coordination with the competent authorities will be used.
Article 29.-the control referred to in the preceding article, shall be carried out respecting the following principles: 1. strategic points: this verification will take place at strategic points, properly located and guarded within the road network, which has previously determined the address.
2. random and selective, control according to risk profiles: this verification will be randomly for all heavy goods vehicles referred to in this law; and, 3. Timely and technically developed verification: verification operation will take place in a way that does not believe congestion of traffic on the road network, in coordination with the competent authorities.
The regulations shall determine the applicable procedure for such purposes.
Article 30.-scales should be calibrated periodically by the competent administrative authority.
According to the rules be established the procedure to comply properly with this setting.
Article 31.-personnel working in cargo control stations, will be in charge of custody and care of vehicles and the load referred to in this law.
Article 32.-for the control of weights and dimensions, the drivers of freight transportation in its various forms, while on a transit operation internal or international, must stop mandatory for weighing vehicles in stations of fixed and mobile, scales that are in your route, without prior request, and in doing so, the driver must present your driver's license and the card from circulation according to vehicle type concerned empty vehicles can continue its journey.
Article 33.-all those vehicles that exceed the limits of weights and dimensions set out in this law, may not continue its journey or return, as being withdrawn over-charge and located in other vehicles or corrected the dimensions of it. Withdrawal load or the vehicle 13 arrested, must not hinder route or the control station accesses; and upon payment of the appropriate sentence, will be given 24 hours for the removal of the surplus.
In the event that the excess is 5% or less on its weight and dimensions authorised, be allowed to continue its journey.
Article 34.-If goods vehicles transiting overweight in one or several of the axes, the owner of the cargo will be responsible to redistribute the load in such a way, not to exceed in any of its axes of the authorized weight, with the exception of those impossible to fairly distribute at each axle as loads: liquids , machineries and bulk.
In the case of goods in transit subject to customs control, the procedure for burden-sharing will be responsibility of the owner or representative of the charge, under the supervision of the authorities of customs and the Directorate of transport of cargo.
Title VII of the transportation of materials hazardous chapter I classification and signaling of materials dangerous article 35.-for the purposes of this Act is considered hazardous material all those regulated by the Environment Act, and any dangerous goods should be classified in class, division, as specified in the respective regulations, addressing the risks involved in their manufacture, storage and transportation According to the respective regulations and international treaties.
Likewise, for the qualification of hazardous waste, regulation must observe the provisions of the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal.
Article 36.-to use the country's road infrastructure, all vehicles carrying hazardous materials must be properly identified with signs and labels related to the dangerousness of the material which transports, with a diamond indicating hazardous material class and a plate orange color under the Rhombus, with identification number established by the Organization of the United Nations as well as other technical specifications for the kind of dangerous material referred to in this law and the international treaties ratified by our country.

Article 37.-all heavy goods vehicles transporting hazardous materials and wastes, must comply with the specifications set out legally; and, you must also have emergency fittings and safety devices, in order to provide maximum security, in accordance with the ruling in this regard by the relevant authorities; which are specified in the respective regulations.

14 article 38.-in the specific case of the transport of petroleum products, all vehicles transiting the country should settle them equipment and accessories described in the regulations under this law.
Art.39-it is forbidden to transport products for human or animal consumption in vehicles intended for the carriage of hazardous materials.
Article 40.-vehicles carrying hazardous materials in bulk, shall meet the technical conditions that ensure the operations of loading and unloading, and the carrier responsible for the fulfillment of such conditions.
Chapter III conditions of security of the transport of hazardous materials article 41.-fault which hinders the vehicle to continue its journey, the carrier shall repair or replace it, within one period no longer than twenty-four hours, by another that meets physical and mechanical operating requirements established by law.
If the trans-shipment of hazardous material is necessary, this will take place according to which indicate the current regulations.
By regulation the procedure for such purposes must be determined.
Article 42.-all vehicle load carrying hazardous materials shall comply with the specifications set forth legally and, in addition, must have emergency equipment and protection devices, which ensure the maximum safety in accordance with the legal provisions in force.
Article 43.-parking on the public highway, the driver of any vehicle transporting hazardous materials must comply with the provisions of existing transit and make sure the load is properly protected, in accordance with the directions determined by the current legislation, in order to avoid that anyone other than transport, improperly handled equipment or load.
Parking is prohibited in any case, is near open fire or fire.
Article 44.-it is forbidden to open packagings between the points of origin and destination of travel, except in cases which are presumed high risk or endangerment.
Chapter IV driver of vehicle that transports materials hazardous Art 45-Los drivers carrying dangerous goods must have a special permit.
Article 46.-to obtain special authorization must meet conditions and requirements which will be established in the respective regulations.
Article 47.-the term of validity of the special authorization shall be one year.

15 article 48.-to renew the special authorization must meet the same requirements as to obtain it for the first time.
Chapter V routes, ITINERARIES and parking article 49.-the management will determine the paths that vehicles carrying hazardous materials must be used, as well as special signals which for this purpose shall be provided for proper identification.
Article 50.-the establishment or modification of routes and itineraries of the vehicles under customs control, will be held in conjunction with the Directorate General of customs, to adapt the tax the transit routes.
Title VIII products of harvesting agricultural chapter only transport of load of products agricultural Art. 51. in periods of agricultural collection, direction, based on the report of the competent administrative authority, will define the routes by which shall circulate vehicles than products of agricultural collection that requires it.
Article 52.-the address, by resolution, establish annually, for each agricultural harvest season, requirements to meet part of the vehicles carrying agricultural products.
It is determined by regulation the procedure and the corresponding requirements.
Title IX LA load and discharge of goods chapter only load and discharge of goods and the circulation of vehicles of transport of load Art. 53-are established as urban freight transport vehicle, those vehicles with a maximum length of 12 meters. The address will define the routes of circulation, in consultation with the transportation sector.
Article 54.-direction, by resolution and with the support of the relevant administrative office, shall establish schedules for charge and discharge in urban areas with the support of relevant institutions regulations will determine the procedure for that purpose.

16 title X of the TERMINALS of load chapter I the operation of the TERMINALS of load article 55.-the management in coordination with the competent authority will determine and authorize the geographical areas that will be converted into cargo terminals and the basic norms that govern its design, installation and operation, based on technical studies of the corresponding administrative unit.
Whether the provisions in the preceding paragraph, those interested in establishing cargo terminals in areas to considered by the Directorate, may apply to this respective permission.
The regulations shall determine the requirements of design and performance for these terminals.
Article 56.-the borrower of the cargo terminal will provide the following services: 1. loading and unloading of vehicles.
2. the cargo storage.
3. carry inside the terminal.
4 consolidation and deconsolidation of goods in free circulation, i.e. national or nationalized.
5 surveillance and custody of the goods.
6 area of parking and movements of goods vehicles; and, 7. Article 57.-the services terminals must have specifications and conditions which will be specified in the regulations under this law.
Title XI provisions late modifications to the vehicles of load article 58.-the modifications to the physical characteristics of the vehicles of freight transportation in its various forms, in relation to its weight and physical dimensions, which modify the manufacturing specifications, must be previously authorized by a resolution issued by the Directorate within one period not to exceed five working days.
After technical analysis, if the change is authorized, the address, notify the public registration of vehicles to do so stated on the card from circulation within a period of two working days.

17 Title XII provisions transitional chapter one article 59.-the President shall issue the regulation of this law within a period of 180 days from the entry into force thereof.
Article 60.-until enters into force this law, direction apply legislation in the field of freight transport by road.
Title XIII of the provisions late chapter only article 61.-all deadlines and terms established by this law and its regulations will be counted in business days.
Article 62.-foreign vehicles which provide freight service, shall comply with the conditions of weight, dimensions and other specifications that set this Act, its regulations and other applicable legal provisions.
Article 63.-any natural or legal person who imported or marketed vehicles, should be provided that these are suitable to this law. The fact that vehicles have greater capacity to authorized weights components, does not imply more rights which establishes this law, for the traffic on the roads of the country; persons or entities referred to in the preceding paragraph, must not be propaganda that contravention of this provision or that may incur to error to their buyers.
Article 64.-are responsible for the compliance or non-compliance with this Act and shall be liable for infringements thereof, as the case may be: 1. shipping companies, shippers, shipper or broker carrying out import or export using the intermodal transportation system.
2 natural or legal persons importing and exporting using intermodal transport system.
3. carriers and owners of vehicles not covered by the previous paragraph; and, 4. The drivers of the vehicles where appropriate.
Article 65.-in the event that it refuses to hand over to the carrier, the respective documents, this should refuse the carriage of the goods in question.

18. the consignor must provide to the carrier the characteristics of the load delivered for transport and, where appropriate, the declared value of the same. If the carrier accepts without reservation the goods which the consignor delivered, it shall be presumed that this load under the rule of law and has no apparent flaws.
Article 66.-in cases that address sees fit, may request co-ordination and timely support of the PNC, who is obliged to provide such collaboration or support.
Article 67.-in all matters not provided for by this law, shall apply the rules of the common law, as long as they do not contradict the spirit of it.
Article 68.-this law, because of its special character, prevail over any other that contradict it.

Article 69.-the Department of transportation, shall issue the development agreement of the Council Superior transportation of cargo, which must be integrated by the Vice Ministry authorities, representatives of legitimately constituted land freight transport associations and other public and private institutions related to land and maritime freight transport sector.
Article 70.-repeal of Chapter VII of title II, as well as article 12 paragraph 4 and article 35 of the law transport land, transit and road safety, issued by means of the Decree legislative Nº 477, of 19 October 1995, published in the Official Journal No. 212, volume no. 329, of November 16, 1995.
Article 71.-this Decree shall enter into force 120 days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, three days of the month of may of two thousand thirteen.
ROBERTO JOSE D'AUBUISSON, fifth Vice President.

Presidential House: San Salvador, twenty-eight days of the month of may of the year two thousand thirteen.
PUBLISHED, Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President of the Republic.
Gerson Martínez, Minister of public works, transport and housing and urban development.
D. o. No. 99 volume no. 399 date: 31 May 2013 JCH/JQ 03-07-2013 JQ 13/11/13 transitional provision: available TRANSIENT in the law of transport cargo by road, which authorizes the term of ninety days PEREMPTORY, so that can continue to operate, the trucks that have suffered modifications of features physical and that the same not consist in LA card of circulation corresponding. D. L. NO. 828, OCTOBER 16, 2014; D. o. No. 213, T. 405, on November 14, 2014 (expires 20/03/15) 11/12/14 FN index legislative