Truckers welcome new changes at Saudi border
Manama, September 21, 2013
Changes at the border crossing into Saudi Arabia are expected to make life easier for truckers who have suffered years of ongoing delays.
Customs authorities have extended their working hours from 4am to 10pm to ensure no drivers are turned back at the end of the working day, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
One of Bahrain's biggest transport companies had earlier revealed it planned to make up to 54 drivers redundant as a result of the problem on King Fahad Causeway.
But Al Wardi Group managing director Turki Al Wardi said the situation had been improving in the last few weeks as a result of the changes.
"All our trucks are going through, with none coming back," he said. A new ticketing system has also helped clarify when drivers will cross the border.-TradeArabia News Service