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May 16, 2013

* Spain: Hauliers see aggravating factor on economic recession

* 44 tons: hostile Spanish carriers to generalize to the whole country

(Photo: The 44 tonnes is likely to increase the supply of transport already in surplus, say carriers) 
-WK Transport et Logistique/The Official Carriers, by Daniel Solano -6 May 2013: -- Catalonia has authorized 44 t as experimental until September 2013 and chargers require widespread across the country. But the Spanish hauliers see it as an aggravating factor of economic recession... At the end of 2012, the regional government of Catalonia, the Generalitat, authorized the movement of vehicles to 44 tons on an experimental basis until September 30, 2013... Professional associations of TRM and the Spanish government denounced a "break the unity of the Spanish market" ...  The legal services of the State are studying the opportunity of filing a complaint in court, the Spanish Confederation of freight (EETC) has already taken this step... Catalan pilot project was well received by shippers who are strong supporters of the increase in tonnage. According to the Spanish Association of FMCG companies (AECOC), which brings together 25,000 manufacturers and distributors, this measure would carry more goods by reducing the number of truck traffic on the roads, where a positive effect on environment... In addition, the organization sees the possibility of improving the process and facilitate the loading and unloading...



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