The Ministry of transport proposes to set discounts for truckers who pay for travel on Federal highways in the system "Platon", depending on the mileage of trucks. This was stated by first Deputy Minister of transport Evgenie Dietrich, reports TASS.
According to officials of the Ministry, to discount need for the owners of trucks passing per year from 60 to 95 thousand kilometers of Federal roads. Dietrich explained that the issue of discounts for mileage is being discussed and finally approved.
From mid-April 2017 tariff for travel on Federal roads for heavy trucks will increase by a quarter to 1.91 rubles per kilometer instead of the originally planned 3,06 roubles.
27 March 2017 was announced to start an indefinite strike against the system "Platon" and increase of tariffs for journey of trucks on Federal highways. The organizers declared that on their side about 80 percent of Russian carriers. But was later announced for other data supporting the strike was about one percent.
In mid-March, the truckers movement of "12 tonnes", which unites more than 450 drivers have sent an open letter to the Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee (IC) with complaints of threats from their colleagues who were preparing to strike.
"Plato" earned in November of 2015 in test mode, and from April 15, last year, the registration system became mandatory for all heavy vehicles. The funds collected go to the Federal road Fund, funding including the regional projects on repair and construction of trails.
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