Chamber approves MP that provides incentives for truck fleet renewal

Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies.
Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies.| Photo: Pablo Valadares/Chamber of Deputies

THE Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday (2) the provisional measure (MP) that creates a program for the renewal of the fleet of old vehicles used in the country’s mobility and logistics system. The matter goes to the Senate for review. There were 297 votes in favor and 116 votes against. Named Renovar, the proposal was edited by the federal government in April this year and includes vehicles for road transport of goods, buses, minibuses and road implements.

According to the text, initially, truck drivers who work in Autonomous Cargo Transport (TAC) will be able to participate in the initiative. The proposal will be funded by resources from fines, from Cide-Combustíveis and from the amount directed to research by the oil companies.

According to the MP, among the objectives of the program is the removal of the fleet from circulation at the end of its useful life; innovation and creation of new business models; and improving the quality of life of transport professionals. According to the text, it will be up to the National Traffic Council (Contran) to define simplified procedures for the definitive write-off of vehicles classified as scrap.

The MP provides for the forgiveness of some debts of assets whose definitive write-off of registration is requested within the scope of the program, provided they are less than R$ 5 thousand. The text also authorizes the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to create lines of credit aimed at Renovar participants.

According to data from the National Traffic Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure, there are more than 3.5 million trucks in circulation in Brazil. Of this total, about 26% have been manufactured for more than 30 years, which is already considered as the end of the vehicle’s useful life. The rapporteur included in the text changes to the Brazilian Traffic Code to increase safety on the country’s roads. With information from Agência Brasil and Agência Câmara de Notícias.

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