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Higher diesel means costlier freight

Santo Domingo.- A new rate for all kinds of freight will be in effect in the next few days, in reaction to higher prices on diesel and other items used by truckers who say they increase operating costs, the truck owners union Fenatrado announced  Monday.

Union president Blas Peralta o Monday said there’s a need to review freight rates after jumps in the prices of fuel, spare parts, tires and other accessories.

Meanwhile bus unions had also announced increases in urban and interurban fare, but postponed them after being invited to a gathering by the government’s Transportation Office (OTTT) director Hector Mojica.

“They have to be aware that the price of fuel, tires, and spare parts went through the ceiling, and we can not continue operating at a deficit,” Peralta said on the reactions by major customers.

He said he met with a Public Works Ministry official, and agreed to a second meeting to determine how much freight will increase, citing an Industry and Commerce Ministry authorization.

Source: DT

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