IRU is the trusted voice for mobility and logistics, upholding the interest of bus, coach, taxi and truck operators as well as the broader mobility and logistics industry.
New legal framework for eTIR to enter into force on 25 May
The new legal framework for eTIR within the TIR Convention has taken a key step forward. The UN Secretary General has confirmed that no TIR convention signatories have filed objections to the new global legal framework. It will therefore enter into force on 25 May this year.
IRU briefs German government on the border chaos they have created
Following an open letter urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to reconsider Germany’s misguided border restrictions on testing commercial vehicle drivers, IRU was today invited by the government to brief key ministries on the impact their measures are having on internal commercial road transport in Europe.
Road transport industry fights disproportionate driving restrictions in Austria
IRU, along with several of its EU member associations, has written to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for European Commission action against multiple driving bans for heavy goods vehicles in the Austrian Region of Tyrol.
Transport times cut by 85% with first TIR transport from Oman
Two TIR trucks laden with food products departed Oman on Sunday, passing through the United Arab Emirates and arriving at their destination in Saudi Arabia less than 24 hours later, a massive time reduction of 85% compared to trucks not using TIR.
Afghanistan eyes road transport reform with IRU support
Following an explosion at the Islam Qala border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, which led to casualties and the destruction of a large number of trucks, IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto met this week with the Afghan Minister for Transport, Qudratullah Zaki, to discuss how such incidents could be avoided in the future.