Improvement in transportation of goods and increase in competitiveness of the region would be the result of renewal of the fleet as well as contributing to the environment because it lowers gas emissions.
Nelson Vanegas, executive at Transportation Development Foundation of America (FUNDETCA) indicated the need for support from government institutions for such renewal.
"The sector has not received support to develop and train their personnel and there is a need for a cargo pilot school." according to Laprensagrafica.com.
The government of Nicaragua has decided to suspend the increase from $85 to $295 on compulsory insurance for third party damage for transport trucks.
After receiving complaints from the union of freight trucks, governmental authorities in Nicaragua have decided to rescind the upward adjustment, which would have come into effect in August, on Third Party Liability insurance for cargo trucks.
An ECLAC study has revealed that companies in Guatemala and El Salvador pay the highest costs because of organized crime in Latin America.
According to data from the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13, analyzed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in its report on safety in the logistics sector in the region, Guatemala has a score of 1.86, on a scale of 1 to 7, regarding the influence of crime and violence in operating costs of enterprises, where 1 is "very much" and 7 means "nothing".