Truckers were protesting a new law that states a driver will be sentenced to up to five years for killing any person on the road unintentionally and sentenced to death for killing a person intentionally.
Since the strike, no trucks or containers could enter or leave. The most of Bangladesh's 4,000 garment factories are located in its Dhaka division, many trucks failed to reach Chittagong port.
According to the Bangladesh Inland Container Depots Association (BICDA), the rate of container turns to the off-docks during the strike days was below 50 per cent.
Truckers called off their strike after a meeting with government officials. Bangladesh's Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal assured them he would discuss their demands with the prime minister.