Peskov: Putin aware of the protests of truckers

Peskov: Putin aware of the protests of truckers

Report to the President about what’s going on, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the situation with the protests of truckers, caused by the introduction of tolls from heavy trucks.

MOSCOW, 30 Nov. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed about the protests of truckers, which were caused by the introduction of tolls for heavy trucks, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov on Monday.

“The President is reported about what is happening, but I don’t know whether some e-mail, and through what channels it was supposed to do,” said Sands, answering the question, did the President letter from the truckers.

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.

Truckers were doing the protest. As a result of a number of incidents during the unauthorized protests of truckers in the country, the Federal road Agency issued an open letter to carriers asking them not to succumb to the appeals of provocateurs and lobbyists.

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.”