The price for a liter of regular gasoline reached $2.07 in many parts of Montreal on Monday, and diesel is even more expensive.

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Demonstrations by bulk transporters who are members of the Association nationale des camionneurs artisans (ANCAI) are expected to take place Monday in multiple locations across the province.

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The independent truckers contend the transport rates granted by the province are based on out-of-date gas prices. The Association says its members have lost 60 cents a liter in fuel costs and were working at a loss over the course of March.

The price for a liter of regular gasoline reached $2.07 in many parts of Montreal on Monday, while the prices for the diesel fuel used by large trucks is even more expensive.

ANCAI says repeated attempts to have the Quebec Transport Ministry deal with the explosion in gas prices have been unsuccessful.

According to the truckers, the situation shows that the formula for calculating transport rates does not address the losses sustained by truckers due to the increase in the price of fuel.

The truckers say they intend to take their protest to the riding offices of Quebec MNAs as well as the offices of the provincial transport ministry. They say that if their protests do not attain their goals, other actions are planned, including showing up during political events or during public announcements by the government.

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