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.
Uzbekistan accedes to e-CMR
Uzbekistan has become the 29th country to ratify the use of the digital consignment note, based on the UN’s CMR Convention, for all national and international transports from and to the country.
Driving the future of data: a global challenge for road transport
Transport operators are massive generators of data. While digitalisation has the potential to increase efficiency, sustainability and safety, transport operators are at the same time concerned that there is currently no regulatory framework to ensure that they can reap the benefits of data sharing.
Digitalisation along key Eurasian corridors on pandemic recovery agenda
A high level virtual workshop gathered the transport ministries, customs administrations, and national TIR and road transport associations of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia International Transport Corridor (TRACECA) as well as IRU experts. Participants discussed the latest developments in the digitalisation of commercial transport documents, and how these can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.
Fight global youth unemployment by reducing the minimum age of professional drivers
IRU is calling on governments to lower the minimum age for professional drivers to 18 in all sectors (truck, bus and coach). This simple measure will ease long-term driver shortages by guiding school leavers directly into professional training, helping combat youth unemployment.
New studies show how to optimise trade flows with TIR
IRU and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) have published two studies on the potential of trade corridors linking Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) and Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI).
CNN reports on vital role of transport and TIR for GCC to recover from COVID-19
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has appeared on CNN to discuss how TIR helps fight COVID-19 and drives trade in the Gulf region with faster, more secure border crossings.