The lack of light vehicles in the agencies due to the semiconductor shortage problem has already triggered the theft of new SUVs from godmothers to triple on the country’s roads, said Ramón Medrano, president of the National Chamber of Freight Transportation (Canacar).
The greatest impact of theft from carriers has occurred in the central states of the country“They are paying us very hard”, which prevents us from reaching the concessionaires, said the businessman.
Within the framework of the 21st National Forum on the Transport of Goods, organized by the National Association of Private Transport (ANTP), the president of Canacar pointed out that the State of Mexico is one of the entities with a high incidence of crime, “it continues to be a problem … And recently (has joined) Michoacán, Jalisco and Guanajuato ”.
In an interview, Ramón Medrano specified that theft from the drivers of godmothers is a problem of concern, which contrasts with the rest of the sectors that have observed a decrease of 8% in said crime.
The losses are millionaires, considering that a godmother (the tractor and trailer) oscillate in the 7 million pesos, plus the 8 to 12 units that it carries, with a value of up to 12 million pesos.
“Lately we have seen an increase in the theft of cars without rolling, and this could be understood as a matter of supply and demand, there are no cars in the agencies, the lack of components, chips and all this, that segment has unfortunately seen very affected Center of the country, more affected in the last days by the robbery issue ”, explained Medrano.
The largest number of thefts is focused on SUV vehicles, basically trucks, in addition to sedans, compacts and “all this, that has us very worried,” he said.
The president of Canacar said that the issue is already being punctually attacked “with the authority and we are going to organize regional strategies together with the authority. Bringing more protection, the way we operate, modifying it, but we cannot alone ”.