They promote a ban on foreign vehicles. “There are trucks from Bolivia and Ecuador that are overloaded with fuel and of poor quality,” said one leader.
The Confederation of Cargo Guilds of Peru announced a indefinite national strike for next September 11, in rejection of a series of provisions of the Government of President Dina Boluarte regarding transportation.
Is about more than 24,000 carriers throughout the Andean nation who will abide by the indefinite strike. The strategic points of the protest will be in Puno, a border region with Bolivia, and Tumbes, an area that borders Ecuador.
On Monday, the president of the Association of Carriers, Truckers and Drivers of the Center, Juan Carlos Lagos, stated that this action is generated “before carelessness and negligence on the part of the Government headquarters, basically from the Ministry of Transport and Communications”.
Interviewed by the local station Exitosa, he pointed out that among their main demands is the modification of a supreme decree that requires them to take face-to-face refresher courses in private driving schools.
“We agree with the training,” Lagos clarified, but asked that “they be free, mandatory and virtually, through the Sutran platform [Superintendencia de Transporte Terrestre de Personas]”.
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They also require the Congress of the Republic to approve a rule on cargo reservation that establishes the obligation to hire local companies. Looking for prohibit the entry of foreign transport to Peru.
“There are trucks from Bolivia and Ecuador that pass by with overloaded fuel and of poor quality, which is even sold as contraband,” denounced the spokesperson in dialogue with the newspaper La Republica.