The French transport associations OTRE and FNTR announced that they will mobilize carriers in the north of the country and on the border with Belgium to protest against rising fuel prices. There will be blockades at the border and trucks driving slow on the highway.
Protest actions planned by the associations will take place on 28 November and 5 December. During both strikes, carriers affiliated with OTRE and FNTR intend to block traffic in northern France.
The entrepreneurs announced that lorries are going to be driven slowly on the highways of the Pas-de-Calais and Hauts-de-France regions. On Thursday, 28 November, protesters are expected on the A2 between Tournai and Valenciennes towards Amiens and on the A1 towards Lille, between Rekkem and Lille.
On 5 December, the protest will mean blocking the Franco-Belgian border by slowly driving along the A1 towards Lille. It is possible that carrier organizations will carry out one more action on this day. For now, however, they are not revealing any more details.
Carriers hope that they will put pressure on the French government, which plans to reduce tax returns of the fuel for carriers by 2 cents per litre, i.e.