| The counselor requests the Ministry to provide a solution to the sector's claim "before and after the pandemic" and highlights the damage caused by the increase load of trucks to 44 tons | The Ministry of Development and Infrastructure requires the State "not to abandon the transport sector to its fate" after the phases of confinement caused by the coronavirus and requests that the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda "meet the demands of such a sector vital to the economy, before and after the pandemic, "with the goal of keeping the supply chain running. This was stated by the counselor José Ramón Díez de Revenga after a meeting held at the headquarters of his department with the president and secretary of the Federation of Business Transport Organizations (Froet), Pedro Díaz and Manuel Pérez Carro, respectively, in which He highlighted the support of the regional executive to this sector, "which is one of the most efficient and effective in Europe, and which has shown exemplary behavior during the coronavirus crisis." Díez de Revenga specifically referred to the measure implemented by the State to increase the goods of trucks to 44 tons and the height of 4.5 meters, which he described as "very damaging because it breaks the necessary balance between carriers and loaders, and may cause supply problems.
" In his opinion, "this measure also has a triple disadvantage: less efficiency in the transport of goods because it causes greater fuel consumption; it damages the roads because it produces more axle load and ends up destroying them; and prices are artificially forced to low". The counselor showed his surprise at the change in attitude of the Ministry regarding the transport sector, which during the harshest phases of the pandemic was considered "essential, which had to be cared for, and now leaves them to their own devices".
He requested that in addition to reconsidering the imposition of the tonnage, they eliminate the obligation to load and unload drivers, as well as establish the payment commitment to be made in 30 days.