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.
Business down by 90% for Swedish bus and coach sector
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically transformed the operating environment for road transport companies around the globe. In Sweden, government restrictions hit the passenger transport sector particularly hard, with bus companies losing 90% of their income and business almost overnight.
First TIR-EPD movements from Tajikistan pave the way for transport digitalisation
Two trucks carrying cotton bound for Turkey have crossed the border from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan, using the TIR-EPD electronic customs pre-declaration for the first time in Tajikistan.
IRU Secretary General urges governments to cooperate to keep borders open
Addressing ministers and senior UN officials at a UNECE high-level policy meeting, IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto today called on ministers to keep borders open in line with IRU’s COVID-19 call for action, which was recently supported by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
IRU implores Angela Merkel: show leadership on European border chaos
IRU, the world road transport organisation, has written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel today on the chaos spreading across Europe’s goods transport network due to her government’s new border restrictions on truck drivers.
Tragedy at Afghan-Iranian border highlights importance of international standards for road transport
The explosion of a fuel tanker at the customs office of the Islam Qala border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran has destroyed over 500 vehicles, leaving many injured, some fatally, and causing an estimated USD 40 million in damage.
EU must stand firm as new country measures bring border chaos to goods transport
New measures imposed by Germany, followed by Tyrol (Austria) and the Czech Republic, are beginning to cause chaos to goods transport by road across Europe, in particular on the important trade route from Italy northwards across the Brenner Pass, as well as East-West corridors.