He Tenerife Council and eight companies on the island –Martínez Cano, Centro Comercial el Trompo, Sinpromi, Dormitorum, Ewaste Canarias, Grupo Fumero, Limpiezas Apeles and Trec– have signed an agreement this Tuesday to modify schedules in such a way that around a hundred vehicles They will stop operating first thing in the morning to try to help alleviate traffic.
The president, Rosa Dávila, has thanked the “commitment” of the companies to help improve traffic, the environment and sustainable mobility given that they do not receive any compensation from the corporation and hopes that they will be the “tip of the spear” for that more companies join this initiative.
She has said that this agreement is part of the Cabildo’s strategy of “not standing by” while waiting for the construction of new roads because she is convinced that if there are no changes in mobility, the future third lane of the TF-5 will also will remain “collapsed”.
Dávila has claimed that this agreement is a kind of “quality seal” for companies that are committed to the environment and improving the quality of life and has thanked them for adapting their entire logistics structure for the benefit of Tenerife society.
The president recalled that the Cabildo had already “set an example” by delaying the incorporation of waste trucks from the Tenerife Environmental Complex onto the highways.
To make the measure even more effective, the president has also asked the central government for customs to be open 24 hours a day, as is the case in Gran Canaria, given that this would allow dispatches to be made on Sundays and avoid the collapse on Mondays. “It’s simple, just appoint officials and it would be a relief for the trucks on Mondays,” she added.
As an example, the manager of Martínez Cano, Francisco Alberto Medina, has pointed out that they have brought forward the start of the working day, which has improved the “family balance” of the workers since they return home earlier and also prevents them from The trucks get stuck on the TF-5 on the way back, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Ambrosio Jiménez, from the El Trompo Shopping Center, has expressed himself in similar terms, who have decided to receive the merchandise before 7:00 a.m. and go to the loading docks starting at 10:00 a.m., which in his opinion represents an “eco-sustainable measure.” ” since trucks spend less time on the road and also use less fuel.
Now he is confident that the rest of the shopping centers and large stores on the island are also beginning to extend the hours of all logistics distribution.
Jesús del Amo, from Dormitorum, has detailed that in the metropolitan area they have chosen to delay mattress deliveries and thus not coincide with the rush hour for the opening of schools and universities.