Carriers demand more aid from the Government due to the rise in fuel prices

Carriers demand more aid from the Government due to the rise in fuel prices

The National Committee for the Transport of Goods (CNTC) has requested this Monday the Government to launch new support measures for the sector in the face of the escalation registered by fuels, as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The plenary session of the Department of Merchandise of the CNTC, a sector body that acts as the Government’s interlocutor, has approved this Monday to send an aid plan to the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to cushion the impact that this situation is having on the sector.

Thus, they request the extension until December 31 of the public discount of 20 cents per liter of fuel, and proposes including a new direct aid of another 20 cents for professional transport, specifically for vehicles up to 7.5 tons of maximum authorized mass.

On the other hand, they request direct aid for a quarter for freight transport companies depending on the type of vehicle, which will be 1,250 euros in the case of trucks, and 500 euros for vans.

In addition, they demand the correction of the update clause of the transport price based on the price of fuel, going from the current 30% to 40%, including gas in this measure.

Regarding the bill that the Government promised to present before July 31, and that will apply to the road freight transport sector the principles of the Food Chain Law to ensure a fair use of subcontracting and profitability of his work, the CNTC explains that he is revising the draft.

In this sense, despite the fact that the first proposal is not “fully satisfactory“, hopes to have a text that responds to the aspirations of the sector before the end of the period agreed upon by both parties.


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