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Motor transport industry loses 192 million pesos a day due to insecurity: Concamin

MEXICO CITY (APRO).—The motor transportation industry loses around 70 billion annually or 192 million pesos daily due to insecurity on the country’s roads, warned the president of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the Mexican Republic (Concamin) , José Abugaber.

When participating in the 2024 Mobility Forum Expo, organized by the National Chamber of Passenger and Tourism Transportation (CANAPAT), the businessman released:

“We cannot lose sight of a problem that is generating many losses for the motor transport sector and that is also a threat to the operators and passengers of the transport units: insecurity on the country’s roads.”

He explained that this situation, furthermore, not only has to do with the theft of trucks and merchandise, but with the danger to the lives of drivers and passengers, since criminals are increasingly violent.

And he gave figures:

According to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, from 2022 to 2023 motor transportation theft increased by 4.8%, going from 13,220 to 13,848.

The leader of the industrialists made an urgent call to solve the problem, and highlighted the need to build a strategy in which the federal government, state governments, industrialists and businessmen participate.

“Because we must not allow crime to continue attacking motor transportation, drivers and passengers,” he said.

On February 22, the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS) warned that during the last two years the theft of heavy equipment increased 46%, in this period 17,409 insured vehicles were stolen in Mexico, which represented an average 25 units each day.

In 2023, buses presented the highest growth in stolen heavy vehicles with an increase of 124.4%, which represented 56 more units than in 2022; However, the tractor-trailer and semi-trailer segments are the most affected in number of units, with increases of 20% and 14.9%, respectively.

The geography of the crime is as follows: The State of Mexico is the place where the most insured units of heavy equipment are stolen, with 1,833 units; followed by Puebla with 1,531 cases; Veracruz with 722 units, Guanajuato with 696 units and Jalisco with 611 units among others.

These 5 entities represent close to 60% of the national total.

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