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Truck drivers plan blockade over metro-area charge

The Jalisco Congress has rubber-stamped an annual permit charge of 6,000 pesos ($US317) that owners/drivers of trailer trucks must pay to enter the Guadalajara city limits.

foR 9The measure has been fiercely criticized by the transportation sector and its affiliated labor union, which has promised to carry out a “blockade” of the city in protest on January 15.

In addition, new regulations taking effect February 1 will restrict the entry of trailer-trucks into the Guadalajara metropolitan area between 6 and 9 a.m.  The new rule does not apply to vans and camper vans; emergency, police and Army vehicles; or vehicles providing essential services such as water and electricity.


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