Chennai: Driver scarcity alongside with very low manufacturing unit output as corporations shutdown plants despatched truck rentals crashing by eighteen-27% in April, a report claimed.
“Arrival of fruits and greens in APMCs is down 10-15% across the nation. This alongside with manufacturing unit shutdowns has afflicted truck rentals in trunk routes. Delhi-Mumbai return rentals are down 23%, Delhi-Hyderabad and Delhi-Kolkata down 21%, Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Bengaluru down 19%,” claimed SP Singh, senior fellow & coordinator, Indian Foundation of Transport Analysis & Training (IFTRT).
Transporters say motor vehicles are idling not only for the reason that of very low small business but also a sharp driver shortage. “Right now only 30-35% of the vehicles are running for the reason that the small business is very scanty and factories are not doing work at peak ability,” claimed Ramesh Aggarwal of the All India Transporters Welfare Affiliation.