Brazil Truckers’ Leader Threatens Bigger Strike Than in 2018

The primary complaint is the price of diesel, which is 50% to 60% of the cost of any job.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - José Roberto Stringasci, chairman of the Brazilian National Association of Independent Transportation (ANTB), told Estadão newspaper that the truckers' stoppage, scheduled for February 1st, could be greater than in 2018.

The primary complaint is the price of diesel fuel. "The majority partner of national road transport is fuel (50% to 60% of the cost of the trip). We want a change in price policy," he said.

He demands a meeting with President Bolsonaro in order to make other demands from 2018: the minimum freight price, suspended by the STF at the request of agribusiness; and . . .

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