The truckers have also been demanding that diesel be brought under the purview of the GST or a uniform pricing system be introduced across the country.
The truckers were forced to pay tax twice whenever they purchased a new truck or sold an old one, Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners Association's general secretary YV Easwar Rao told PTI.
Also, the e-way bill or invoicing system for multiple consignments under GST was leading to undue harassment of truckers in the name of enforcement, he said.
The strike was a part of the nationwide call given by All India Motor Transport Congress.
Consequently, all bookings and deliveries of goods in the state have been stopped for two days as trucks remained off roads, he added