For the moment, the Government was able to stop the mobilization of truck drivers, scheduled for Friday. The workers are demanding the elimination of the peak times that tollbooths of franchised freeways are cashing.
The National secretary of the National Federation of Cargo Transportation, José Egido, warned they have set a deadline of one week to receive a formal proposal from the Government, if not, they will fulfill the mobilization plan.
The protest was generated due to the annoyance of the entrepreneurs related to this field because of the high cost they should pay between December 20th and the 10th of March, every year, to use the routes 78 and 68, and mainly on peak times.
This is between 18.00 and 22.00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in between 10.00 am and 13.00 pm, where transporters should pay $26.000 every time they pass by the trunk tollbooth, while during the rest of day, the tariff is $8.600.
Payments which are harming the business and are considered as abusive by the entrepreneurs, because the routes are not in perfect conditions for driving across them.
On his behalf, Minister Burgos, assured the Government will seek for solutions, but he recognized that will not be easy, because the contracts are currently in force.
Burgos added they have the good will to negotiate, but they will not to allow impositions.