The Spanish Confederation of Freight Transport (CETM) has asked the Government to take measures regarding fuel prices and has demanded that the bonus be extended from 10 to 20 cents per liter.
With less than a week until the transport fuel bonus goes from ten to five cents, transporters have regretted that the Executive has not given any response to their request so that the sector can recover the initial amount of 20 cents per liter consumed, despite the fact that the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda itself promised to review the aid if the situation worsened.
In this sense, they have stressed that analysts predict that prices will continue to rise “unstoppably” given the cuts in oil supply that producing countries are carrying out.
“It is offensive that the road freight transport sector has to wait until the last day, as has happened on previous occasions, to find out if its requests are met and to be able to continue with the activity and management of its companies,” explained the CETM in a statement.
For transporters, the situation is “unsustainable” since not only have fuel prices risen “disproportionately”, but so have other costs such as salaries, insurance, tires or vehicles. Furthermore, the collapse in consumption due to inflation would be reducing their activity and further damaging the state of their accounts.
“There is strong concern among transport companies and self-employed workers,” they denounced. For this reason, given the “fundamental” work carried out by this sector, they have announced that if the Government does not take action on the matter, the consequences will be unpredictable, and could cause serious damage to the Spanish economy as a whole.
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