Sands about truckers: the Kremlin is not inclined to dramatize the situation


The introduction of fees for damage to roads of Federal importance with trucks weighing more than 12 tons caused a negative reaction in the professional community of truck drivers. Press Secretary of the head of state recalled that the imposition of the tax was announced several years ago.

MOSCOW, 19 Nov. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the shares of truckers, said Thursday that the Kremlin is not inclined to dramatize the situation.

“We are not inclined to dramatize the situation. If there is any roughness, then surely it will be corrected. But, of course, information received, being followed, including from media reports. Not going to interfere, because it is a question of the government”, — said Peskov reporters.

He stressed that the launch of the system, which was announced a few years ago, when the related ministries were made the contacts and arrangements made.

Fee collection system is introduced for damage of automobile Federal roads with trucks weighing more than 12 tons. Originally intended to establish a rate of 3.73 per ruble per kilometer, then the decision was made to phase in higher tariffs. So, until 29 February 2016 the fee 1,53 rubles per kilometer. From 1 March 2016 until the end of 2018, the fee will be us $ 3.06 rubles per kilometer. The introduction of the tax caused a negative reaction in the professional community of truck drivers. Action against the introduction of tolls for heavy trucks on Federal highways took place in several regions of the Russian Federation.

As stated earlier, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, the introduction of fees for the 12-tinnikov was made “not yesterday and not even the day before yesterday” — in accordance with the Federal law, adopted by the state Duma in 2011. Professionals working in the business of heavy transportation, according to him, “you know about this measure and have prepared for it”. As for current share, then, according to Sokolov, is an attempt “mainly private carriers” affect “has long been adopted and actually implemented solutions.”