Minister of Transport Abdelkader Amara has announced that freight drivers have suspended their 10-day strike over fuel prices.
On October 29, the Ministry of Equipment said it would organize a meeting between freight haulers and the supervisory ministry to examine diesel prices and their negative impact.
Truck drivers across the country went on strike demanding the raising of the legal tonnage threshold and a reduction of fuel prices.
Fuel prices in Morocco are expected to drop this week, according to sources close to Morocco’s oil industry. A decrease of 35 centimes per liter in diesel prices and 21 centimes per liter in gasoline prices.
Morocco has been hit with the global increases on fuel prices with both diesel and gasoline becoming more expensive.
Featured prices at gas stations showed that gasoline prices are about MAD 11.7 to 11.8 per liter, while diesel prices are estimated at MAD 10.5 to 10.7 per liter.In response, the Democratic Organization of Road Transport Professionals (ODPT) began a 24-hour national strike to denounce increasing fuel prices.
ODPT asserted that the increase of fuel prices paralyzed transportation services across the country.
The strike influenced passenger buses and freight carriers were on strike in more than 70 provinces across Morocco.
A strike by produce transporters in Casablanca also caused an increase in the prices for vegetables and fruits in Casablanca.