After the implementation of GST and e-way Bill, trucks have been able to cover 10-15 per cent more distance in a day than what they used to do in the pre-GST era, helping in reduce cost of logistics, said Mahindra Logistics, which saw a demand slowdown for the quarter-ended March – both sequentially and annually. “Trucks moving 300-350 km a day in the pre-GST days are now moving 400-410 km. Faster turning wheels have led to a drop in cost of logistics,” said Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Mahindra Logistics. However slowdown in demand has not hit Mahindra Logistics in a big way as the company saw growth as the unorganised logistics sector is now becoming organised. Post-GST implementation, the company discovers new opportunities in areas of sub-assembly of automobile parts. This is an international trend that will now catch up in India. Earlier, most of the automobile companies did the sub-assembly which involved putting together two-three parts to form say, an engine within the factory because the Excise Law did not permit sub-assembly outside of factory. But now, with Excise gone and GST coming in, auto-makers have a choice to store their parts. Cost of manufacturing or sub-assembly is much higher for a manufacturer than a for logistics player.