Association aviapassazhirskie carriers filed a lawsuit on the search for companions BlaBlaCar. This was reported on the website of the organization.
Carrier “Transline”, which was joined by 27 individual entrepreneurs and companies that accused the service of using illegal carriers. According to them, BlaBlaCar allows you to avoid paying taxes and to reduce spending on security, while commercial transportation is masked under the definition of “joint transportation”, and income — “compensation of expenses for fuel”.
The plaintiffs complain that the growth of the market “the companions” comes “at the expense of catastrophic damage to the bus transportation market. Over the past three years the outflow of passengers from bus stations and carriers to “fellow travelers” was about 20 percent.” According to them, BlaBlaCar has more than 15 million users, and every year their number grows by 50 percent.
“The current situation of legal entrants to the provision of road transport services to the population become non-competitive,” declares the carriers.
In July, BlaBlaCar has proposed to enshrine in law the concept of “carpooling” — combines the use of the car for the trip planned by the driver. The service proposed to prohibit the charge for the trip except for fuel and operational costs and are not considered entrepreneurial activities transportation of passengers once a day.
French service BlaBlaCar brings together drivers and passengers and allows you to find those who follow the same route. In Russia, the company started to operate in February 2014 and in September 2016, announced the introduction of fees for booking of space in the car.
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