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.
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.
UN recognises eTIR as key to combat COVID-19 impacts
Six UN agencies have issued a joint statement calling on governments to provide smooth transit and transport for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), highlighting eTIR as one of the key solutions to support these countries and their trading partners.
IRU briefs governments on COVID-19 recovery
IRU attended high level talks this week to brief senior government officials on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on road transport operators and share recommendations on urgently needed financial and non-financial recovery measures.
TIR: protecting supply chains in a pandemic
While the pandemic has shed light on the indispensable nature of commercial road transport operators, it has also brought into sharper focus some of the industry’s key trade facilitation tools and their contribution to global economic recovery.
Social distancing guidelines issued for a safe and green recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged bus and coach operators and redefined the notion of safety culture on our roads. As countries around the world are now gradually lifting restrictions, passenger transport companies are implementing measures to protect their drivers and passengers.