30. sep. 2018 06:00
Yesterday at the meeting of transport companies and transport companies in Slovenia, road hauliers identified a number of problems they face. They pointed out in particular to the unfair competition from foreign companies, the laxity of the Slovenian road network, high tolls and more. Premier Sharec promised them the call for their problems.
The meetings were also attended by Prime Minister Marjan Šarec and Minister for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion Marko Bandelli and welcomed over 2000 assembled motor transporters and their family members.
"The government will listen to the drivers, we will try to solve all problems through dialogue and in good faith to enable the development of this sector, which is very important for a successful and efficient economy," Sharec said. to complete his official work. He pointed out that transport companies want to build the third belt on the Slovenian motorways and the third development axis. According to the prime minister, according to the prime minister, the inspectorate must reinforce unfair competition.
Automobile transporters had already had the first meeting with the Minister of Infrastructure Alenka Bratušek, but they will continue to discuss the accumulated problems in the future and solve them immediately. "We are not talking about requirements, but about the challenges ahead." We agreed that the monthly meetings of the Ministry and the transporters will continue in my mandate. "We will take a timetable to gradually resolve these challenges, and only through reciprocal work can things change for the better," Bratuskov told STA on the edge of the meeting.
"We only want the government to set acceptable conditions and let us work well because it goes better and better," said Ajax car manufacturer Milan Slokar, who is also chairman of road transport at the GZS Transport Association.
The chairman of the traffic department of the Slovenian Railways Peter Pišek, however, assessed that the transport sector should become a strategic industry. "The transport and logistics sector generates 17 percent of GDP in Slovenia, we also have to benefit from the geostrategic position of Slovenia and increase the flow of goods through Slovenia," he emphasized. He also highlighted the problem of unfair competition from third countries and at the same time called on the trade unions to publicly expose the airlines that violate labor law.
The meeting was also addressed by mayor of the municipality of Ajdovščina Tadej Beočanin. He said that transport is an important industry in the municipality, although transporters are now less than in the past. There are 60 transport companies in the municipality of Ajdovka, employ 250 employees and generate an annual turnover of 38 million euros.
The meeting lasted until late in the evening, with a number of exhibitors, companies active in the field of transport and logistics. The organizers, the traffic section of the OZS and the road transport of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia want the current event to outgrow the current frames and become a multi-day event and a possible logistics exhibition.