SS Marmara Carriers Cooperative Regional Union President Hakan Zorlu stated the high highway and bridge prices and said, "I pay 4 thousand TL bridge and highway fee for 25 vehicles per month, but I cannot earn that much money."
Carrier cooperatives, who stated that their business fell due to the pandemic and the trips were scarce, stated that they became unable to earn money when the bridge and highway fees were added to the negativities. Stating that they pay more tolls than fuel, truck and truck drivers want a regulation to be made on highway and bridge fees. Otherwise, they emphasized that the transportation sector would not be able to fly to the Istanbul region.
25 THOUSAND TL TRANSITION FEE PER MONTH
Due to the pandemic, the drivers want discounts in the tolls on the bridges and highways. The cooperatives, which have made actions and statements on this issue many times before, express that the problem has grown even more recently. SS Marmara Carriers Cooperative Regional Union President Hakan Zorlu stated that the toll of a truck on the way to Istanbul is between 570 and 600 TL, and that he pays 4 thousand TL toll per month for his 25 vehicles.
Zorlu said, “Even I cannot earn that much per month. We have held protests and made statements many times, but this problem could not be overcome. We came to a position to say, "Let them not raise the discount, it is enough." Transition fees, which are the most important expense item of truckers, need to be regulated. "It is not possible to reduce the tolls on bridges and highways built using the Build-Operate-Transfer method."