While a self-employed truck driver receives a subsidy of BRL 1,000, an agricultural business buys a truck worth BRL 750,000.

While a self-employed truck driver receives a subsidy of BRL 1,000, an agricultural business buys a truck worth BRL 750,000.


Time Bolsonaro’s government will pay a subsidy of R$ 1,000 to self-employed truck drivers until December, agricultural business became the largest customer in the trucking sector after the 2018 strike and, every season, buys R$750,000 worth of trucks for its fleet.

That didn’t exist four years ago. The export of all the harvest was external. But the loss of cargo and the shortage of trucks after the strike made the industry change, and with the dollars received in grain sales. Since then, sales have only increased.

This week the company magi completed the purchase of 440 Volvo trucks, 400 of which FH540 6×4, whose unit costs $ 750 thousand. The order is so large that delivery will have to be hit.

The case of Amaggi, which belongs to the group led by former minister Blairo Maggi, is special due to the size of the company, which alone produces 1 million tons of grain. But it is not the only truth. Last month, the industry registered 760 new trucks that are suitable for use in the crop that is starting to be exported.

This fact is not related to self-employed truck drivers who are increasingly missing the market especially in agriculture due to the difficulty of driving and having a truck to buy fuel at a retail station while companies buy wholesale from distributors.

In fact, the actors who helped to choose Jair Bolsonaro for the President of the Republic and André Jannonnes deputy of Minas Gerais – the two, who are now candidates in 2022 – lost popularity.

This calls into question the validity of the idea of ​​some deputies of the Centrão, who still consider the part of the self-employed as strategic agents for the export of agribusiness production, as it was until 2018.

Each Volvo truck, being a 400 FH540 6×4, which will take production from Midwest crops to shipping centers in the North region, creating a structure of 74 tons of PBTC (Total Gross Combined Weight), in Librelato, and two steel buckets with an angle of 40 degrees.

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This means that each one costs R $ 1 million. A self-employed truck driver can, at least, borrow R$100,000. In other words, the industry is condemned to use seminovos trucks.

The acquisition package from the Baliro Maggi company will help to jointly explore a new area in Rondônia, which is owned by the heirs of the Cattle King, Garon Maia. Cow holidays and grain production come in.

According to Amaggi, the company acquired 25% of the company’s capital and should continue operations within a period of 15 years. Agropecuária Maggi will have the right to use and exploit land suitable for the cultivation of soybeans, corn and cotton.

A very large contract that had to be analyzed by the Administrative Council of Economic Protection (Cade), which analyzed the agreement between the Amaggi group and the Maia family, for the creation of a new company, Tropical Farms SA The contract allows this company. to work in 31 thousand hectares of Rondonia state.

This year, trucks will still operate on the BR-163, one of the main transport routes for Mato Grosso’s crops, with new conditions:

Part of the new Volvo FH fleet will run on the section between Mato Grosso and Pará, including Mato Grosso areas in cities like Sorriso, Sinop and Matupá, until it arrives at the new port of Miritituba (PA), where the grain is unloaded. in shipping and continuing to export.

This is a new reality in the agricultural business, which includes the Northeast in production and exports with the integration of MATOPIBA, an acronym made up of the abbreviations of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia and which designates a new agricultural border that is connected.

Matopiba already accounts for about 10% of Brazil’s grain and fiber production, mainly soybeans, corn and cotton.

In fact, this new agricultural frontier of Brazil is considered to be complex, which makes the challenge of ensuring modern and sustainable agriculture in this region even more reasonable.

Matopiba brings together 337 municipalities, 31 sub-regions and represents a total of 73.1 million hectares (51% of the area of ​​the four states). Tocantins has 37.95% of the area, Maranhão 32.77%, Bahia, 18.06%, and Piauí, 11.21%.

The problem is that this area covers the Cerrado biomes with 90.94% (of the entire area), the Amazon, with 7.27%, and the Caatinga, with 1.64%. And out of 95 million hectares, only 5 million are used for agriculture.

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