Togo adopts new law developed by IRU and World Bank to modernise transport
The Parliament of Togo has unanimously endorsed a new transport law developed by IRU with the support of the World Bank. IRU, drawing on its global expertise, advised the Togolese government, transport operators and professional organisations on revamping the transport sector and improving its operation. These efforts, which were initiated in 2020 and supported by the World Bank, culminated into a new transport law adopted by the Parliament of Togo.
EU sectoral social dialogue support crucial, say 32 partners
European social partners have called upon EU commissioners to ensure that social dialogue committees have the necessary financial and political support needed. In a joint letter to Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, IRU has joined forces with social partners representing 17 sectors to voice their concerns over the EU Commission’s proposal of multiyear, “project-based” financing for social dialogue committees.
MELI reaches 4,000 drivers certified on IRU RoadMasters hydrocarbon programme
IRU partner Middle East Logistics High Institute (MELI), a subsidiary of Almajdouie Group, has trained, assessed and certified over 4,000 truck drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by following and applying the standards set by IRU to ensure a high quality of service in the transport of dangerous good by road.
Transit as Iran’s road transport priority
IRU’s Secretary General has met a delegation from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss road transport and transit in Iran and in the region in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Thirty years of road transport excellence in Mongolia
Mongolian member association NARTAM has celebrated its 30 years of existence, championing road transport and trade in Mongolia and beyond.
Erman Ereke takes over as IRU’s General Delegate in Istanbul
Erman Ereke has taken the reigns of IRU’s regional office in Istanbul, Turkey for the Black Sea region today.
IRU and UITP urge ETS II to be fit for purpose to protect Green Deal roadmap
Road transport operators and public transport authorities are jointly calling on the environmental committee of the European Parliament (ENVI) to support the extension of ETS, the Emissions Trading System, to road transport (ETS II) only if it is fit for purpose.
Qatar eyes road transport sector reform with IRU
In line with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision for sustainable trade, it’s Ministry of Transport and Communications ran a successful workshop yesterday, in collaboration with IRU, focusing on road transport standards and best practices.
Championing road safety in the United Arab Emirates
Safety is the top priority for all transport operators, but safety is also the responsibility of everyone on the road. How can logistics firms drive safety improvements across the board? Meet our member Tristar, who is doing just that with its Quarterly Safety Meeting concept.
IRU, ACEA, T&E and Hydrogen Europe call for more ambitious EU alternative fuels infrastructure
Leading voices in decarbonising EU road transport are urgently calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to agree on ambitious targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
Road freight sector urges ENVI to include structural and financial needs in EU ETS-road
The European road freight transport sector, including road goods transport operators, express delivery operators, freight forwarders and importers and exporters, call on Members of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament to agree on the inclusion of road transport in the ETS
Chamber of Bulgarian Road Hauliers joins IRU
The Chamber of the Bulgarian Road Hauliers (CBRH) has become an IRU associate member.
IRU members adopt new positions and plans on EU road transport
IRU members from the European Union have adopted new positions and plans on behalf of the industry in three key areas: the driver profession, the Trans European Transport (TEN-T) Network and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
Mobility Package 1: EU moves forward on infringements and risk, but real work starts now
The EU reached two milestones in the application of the Mobility Package 1 on 2 and 21 February, when the new rules on the posting of drivers, access to the market and access to the profession become applicable in the 27 EU Member States.
IRU Annual Report 2020: moving forward, together
IRU’s Annual Report 2020 is now available online.
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.
IRU Presidential Executive looks ahead to 2021
Meeting virtually this week, IRU’s Presidential Executive (PE) reviewed progress in IRU’s strategic delivery in 2020, and looked towards 2021 with cautious optimism. PE members particularly welcomed IRU’s positive results in 2020, achieved despite the serious challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
IRU spearheads industry reform in Togo
IRU is guiding efforts to formalise and professionalise the road transport industry in Togo through the creation of a national road transport federation.
New IRU General Delegate takes the reins in Moscow
Vadim Zakharenko officially takes over as IRU’s General Delegate in Moscow.
EURO VII debate must keep internal combustion engine on the table
A coalition of transport and energy stakeholders has written to the European Commission voicing concerns about the way that DG GROW’s Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards (AGVES) is planning the Euro 7/VII standard.
IRU calls on BSEC ministers to support road transport
BSEC transport ministers met with IRU to discuss economic recovery from COVID-19 and the development of digital tools. How can transport digitalisation support the recovery? What other measures are needed?