January 2018 | News | Global Logistics

Indian Truckers Spend Only 40% of Their Time Driving

Tags: Trucking, Logistics, Supply Chain

India's trucking system has long been inefficient. In fact, up to 60 percent of a typical Indian truck move consisted of time spent stationary, according to a 2014 World Bank report. Arduous state border checks are one reason behind the inefficiency. To help address this drag on the economy, India introduced a historic goods and services tax (GST) in July 2017. GST is a single tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturer to the consumer.

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