Fabian Demicoli

Professional Road Transport ready for action

 

Representatives of passenger coach operators, cargo haulers, food distributors, red mini-bus owners, trailer operators, gas distributors, fuel operators and waste-carriers met today at GRTU and decided to seek an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister to arrive to an immediate solution on the extremely negative impact the rise in the cost of diesel is having on the profitability of their business.

 

Most operators are not in a position to increase the price they offer for their service as they are under fixed contracts and most do not have a binding fuel escalator clause in their contract.

GRTU Director General, Vincent Farrugia, who chaired the meeting, explained that transporters agreed that prior to any action they may wish to take as part of the European Professional Transporters Campaign to cause Member State Governments to reduce taxes on every litre of diesel they will do their utmost to meet the Prime Minister in the  next few days in an effort to find a just and achievable  solution. 

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