Truckers took to the streets again

Toll tender investigation, toll discounts and more motorways. This is the requirements of road hauliers associated in the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia. Vans and cars completed a protest drive in front of the Government Office on Friday. About twenty cars protested in Bratislava.

VIDEO: Watch the protest drive of the Union of Road Carriers Of Slovakia in the capital.

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The Union remains on strike even after Friday. About what will happen furthermore, to be agreed at the general meeting.

Vans and cars began their Friday pilgrimage through the streets of the main city ​​just before lunch. After the meeting at the Slovnaft gas station on the D1 at Zlaté piesky they continued to the seat of the competing association Česmad. When they did not march, they went to the Office of the Government. Carriers gathered at entrance to the car park at the Government Office. They hung their banners on the fence like “Toll thieves to the bass” or “We demand the publication of a toll tender”. For Prime Minister Petr Pellegrini (Smer-SD) also brought a torn gift tires.

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) criticized Pellegrini for non-compliance promise to reduce road tax to the level of V4 countries. Carriers still insist on the adjustment of the motor vehicle tax which they originally submitted to the finance Ministry. Well, that didn’t accept her. “Only such an amendment to the law puts us competitive in V4, no other. We don’t have to be cheapest even in the middle, we can also be more expensive, but maximum by 10 percent compared to the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, “said Vladimír Sopúch z UNAS-u.

From the Office of the Government, they went to the building of the Ministry of Transport. In vain they called on the Minister of Transport, Árpád Érsek, to go among them. Here too the screams went unanswered. They broke up around three in the afternoon. No the road hauliers continued the protest drive. They went from Bratislava to Žilina and Banská Bystrica. They ended the protest in the evening in Likavka.

Truckers: We will go to Poland

Carriers have threatened to register the semi-trailers in Poland. They also have comments on the redistribution of toll revenue. They don’t even like the fact that only a small part of the selected money goes according to them into the road infrastructure.

Changes to allow the use of toll discounts from the first mileage kilometers, recently approved by the government, Sopúch noted that small the truckers got nothing. “Discounts will go from tens of thousands achieved kilometers back down. We still insist that the decree apply to 15% discount on all sections that are charged, “he said. According to him, the maximum discount of 13 percent could be used, which allowed by the European Union. “We should achieve – those who drive 10 thousand or 50 thousand kilometers – back discount 25 percent. That means 13 percent by decree and others by discounts, “thinks Sopúch.

UNAS Vice President Stanislav Skala also called on the Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) to cancel monitoring of the second and third roads classes. Skala sees the problem in the current setting of the toll system. “We we do not refuse to pay, we want to pay, but we want to pay fairly, “ said Skala. According to him, UNAS has preliminarily agreed that it will initiate an audit of the National Highway Company (NDS).

Arch: We gave what we could

The Union of Road Carriers has already been invited to the Ministry of Transport, where it is to solve the preparation of a new competition for the toll system. The spokeswoman confirmed it of the Karolína Ducká transport department. However, a deadline has not yet been set. It should be attended by two representatives of the Road Association carriers of the Slovak Republic Česmad Slovakia and two representatives for UNAS. A new competition would could be announced in May this year.

Érsek said on Wednesday after the government meeting that he had no reason to do so to meet. According to him, the government has already approved discounts on tolls, which could be provided. “I am with the hauliers as far as the ministry is concerned transport and toll collection, is over, “said Érsek at the time.

However, NDS spokeswoman Michaela Michalová said that by meeting the requirements UNAS would incur immediate damage, which would amount to half the amount billion euros. Michalová also explained that if he was abolished the current toll system, as required by UNAS, just a failure of the NDS revenue on tolls from 2021 to 2022 would represent EUR 442.5 million.

Toll tender investigation, toll discounts and more motorways. This is the requirements of road hauliers associated in the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia. Vans and cars completed a protest drive in front of the Government Office on Friday. About twenty cars protested in Bratislava.

VIDEO: Watch the protest drive of the Union of Road Carriers Of Slovakia in the capital.

Watch more videos and shows v TV Pravda.

The Union remains on strike even after Friday. About what will happen furthermore, to be agreed at the general meeting.

Vans and cars began their Friday pilgrimage through the streets of the main city ​​just before lunch. After the meeting at the Slovnaft gas station on the D1 at Zlaté piesky they continued to the seat of the competing association Česmad. When they did not march, they went to the Office of the Government. Carriers gathered at entrance to the car park at the Government Office. They hung their banners on the fence like “Toll thieves to the bass” or “We demand the publication of a toll tender”. For Prime Minister Petr Pellegrini (Smer-SD) also brought a torn gift tires.

The Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia (UNAS) criticized Pellegrini for non-compliance promise to reduce road tax to the level of V4 countries. Carriers still insist on the adjustment of the motor vehicle tax which they originally submitted to the finance Ministry. Well, that didn’t accept her. “Only such an amendment to the law puts us competitive in V4, no other. We don’t have to be cheapest even in the middle, we can also be more expensive, but maximum by 10 percent compared to the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, “said Vladimír Sopúch z UNAS-u.

From the Office of the Government, they went to the building of the Ministry of Transport. In vain they called on the Minister of Transport, Árpád Érsek, to go among them. Here too the screams went unanswered. They broke up around three in the afternoon. No the road hauliers continued the protest drive. They went from Bratislava to Žilina and Banská Bystrica. They ended the protest in the evening in Likavka.

Truckers: We will go to Poland

Carriers have threatened to register the semi-trailers in Poland. They also have comments on the redistribution of toll revenue. They don’t even like the fact that only a small part of the selected money goes according to them into the road infrastructure.

Changes to allow the use of toll discounts from the first mileage kilometers, recently approved by the government, Sopúch noted that small the truckers got nothing. “Discounts will go from tens of thousands achieved kilometers back down. We still insist that the decree apply to 15% discount on all sections that are charged, “he said. According to him, the maximum discount of 13 percent could be used, which allowed by the European Union. “We should achieve – those who drive 10 thousand or 50 thousand kilometers – back discount 25 percent. That means 13 percent by decree and others by discounts, “thinks Sopúch.

UNAS Vice President Stanislav Skala also called on the Minister of Transport Árpád Érsek (Most-Híd) to cancel monitoring of the second and third roads classes. Skala sees the problem in the current setting of the toll system. “We we do not refuse to pay, we want to pay, but we want to pay fairly, “ said Skala. According to him, UNAS has preliminarily agreed that it will initiate an audit of the National Highway Company (NDS).

Arch: We gave what we could

The Union of Road Carriers has already been invited to the Ministry of Transport, where it is to solve the preparation of a new competition for the toll system. The spokeswoman confirmed it of the Karolína Ducká transport department. However, a deadline has not yet been set. It should be attended by two representatives of the Road Association carriers of the Slovak Republic Česmad Slovakia and two representatives for UNAS. A new competition would could be announced in May this year.

Érsek said on Wednesday after the government meeting that he had no reason to do so to meet. According to him, the government has already approved discounts on tolls, which could be provided. “I am with the hauliers as far as the ministry is concerned transport and toll collection, is over, “said Érsek at the time.

However, NDS spokeswoman Michaela Michalová said that by meeting the requirements UNAS would incur immediate damage, which would amount to half the amount billion euros. Michalová also explained that if he was abolished the current toll system, as required by UNAS, just a failure of the NDS revenue on tolls from 2021 to 2022 would represent EUR 442.5 million.