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.
Ukraine latest country to ratify e-CMR protocol
The Ukrainian government has ratified e-CMR, the electronic protocol of the standard consignment note under the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods. This move from paper-based to electronic consignment notes will improve the efficiency and safety of goods transport.
What the taxi drivers’ life is like
The taxi industry worldwide, like many other forms of mobility, came to a near standstill with the introduction of COVID-19 containment measures. Bans on public events and the closure of restaurants, bars, entertainment venues or non-essential shops, as well as the fear of contamination, kept people out of taxis, resulting in operators facing revenue declines of up to 90%.
IRU calls for €75 billion road transport investment under EU recovery plan
With discussions ongoing to reach an agreement on the European Commission’s proposed €750 billion Next Generation EU fund to support post pandemic recovery and steer future investments under the EU’s next multiannual financial framework (2021-27), IRU is calling for clear and targeted support for road transport companies.
Global recovery on the line as road transport losses escalate
New IRU research shows that more than 3.5 million road transport operators globally are facing unprecedented financial losses this year, as a result of transport restrictions and the overall economic downturn caused by the pandemic.