Carriers have called for slow marches tomorrow to protest the mandatory deviation of the N-340 to the AP-7 and the N-240 to the AP-2 and estimated that about 150 trucks will participate.
In statements to Efe, the person in charge of Laboral of the Business Federation of Auto-Transport (FEAT), Xavier Torres, has denounced that the compulsory deviations from the past 2 September entail "extra costs of between 300 and 600 euros per month" to companies .
"The deviations force us to travel in the opposite direction to the destination to take the highway in many cases, which involve detours of 20 kilometers, plus another 20 returns plus tolls," he explains.
The tolls are 50% subsidized, but being mandatory, the FEAT qualifies them as an "undercover tax" and demands a free or higher bonus, such as the one applied by La Rioja (75% with the differential completed by the regional government).
Between 150 and 170 members have been interested in the protests tomorrow, according to Torres, although "it is difficult to foresee (the assistance) because some who will be en route may decide to join."