Five years of TIR in China driving east-west connectivity
TIR was officially launched in China in May 2018, strengthening the country's trade links with Central Asia and Europe. Five years later, TIR now connects China with over 30 countries across Eurasia.
New TIR route activated along China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan corridor
IRU member CEVA Logistics has activated a new TIR route along the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan corridor.
EU finally proposes driving and rest time rules apt for coach tourism
Mobility Package 1 negotiations resulted in a last-minute deal among legislators that focused mainly on goods transport. This left coach tourism drivers with driving and rest time rules not suited to their work. IRU welcomes the European Commission’s proposal, which is a step in the right direction that will benefit coach tourism drivers, passengers and operators.
Questions remain as EU committee backs alternative fuel infrastructure deal
IRU welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament's Committee on Transport on the alternative fuels infrastructure regulation (AFIR). The agreed text sets an initial and binding EU legal framework, but it falls short of the level of ambition called for by IRU.
United States lifts Covid-19 vaccine mandate for foreign drivers
North America's road transportation industry welcomes the United States removing its Covid-19 vaccine mandate for foreign truck drivers, following lobbying by IRU members.
EU proposes a sour Eurovignette incentive
The European Commission proposal made today to add trailers and semi-trailers to the Eurovignette Directive can only be seen as an industry incentive if Member States are obliged to apply it from the same date as the motor vehicle CO₂ rate variation.
IRU outlines role of free zones in building an ecosystem of trust
Free zones offer a unique opportunity to strengthen government-business collaboration and help mitigate trade security and road safety risks.
European road freight rates Q1 2023: contract rates start falling as spot rates continue to drop
The Upply x Ti x IRU European road freight rates index for Europe shows that both spot and contract rates are falling q-o-q, dropping by 7.5 and 2.8 points, respectively.
Weaponising biases: the women leading road transport into the future
In the fourth edition of this special series spotlighting some of the women leaders of our industry, we feature Theresa-Jasmin Meyering, Trainer and Bus & Coach Business Manager at Meyering Verkehrsbetriebe.
Too early: EU states adopt new emissions trading system for road transport
The Council of the EU yesterday adopted a new emissions trading system for road transport (ETS II). The system will apply to road transport fuel suppliers starting 2027, unless oil and gas prices are exceptionally high.
Smart tachograph version 2: EU Member States support timely introduction
IRU welcomes the introduction of the transitional smart tachograph version 2. Set to become mandatory on 21 August 2023, the smart tachograph will introduce new features and facilitate the work of drivers, operators and enforcers.
Clean-tech road transport firm Trailer Dynamics joins IRU
Trailer Dynamics, a technology innovator focused on electrified and aerodynamic truck trailers, has joined IRU as its newest member.
How Spain is tackling driver shortages
Spain is facing a shortage of drivers – and it’s likely to get worse if current trends continue. We asked Ramón Valdivia, Executive Vice President of IRU member ASTIC and IRU Presidential Executive member, what is being – and should be – done in response.
Never stop learning: the women leading road transport into the future
In the third edition of this special series spotlighting some of the women leaders of our industry, we feature Florence Berthelot, General Delegate of IRU member the Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR).
EU transport committee backs infrastructure network upgrade
IRU welcomes the European Parliament Transport Committee’s (TRAN’s) vote on the revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Regulation. The vote paves the way for trilogue negotiations to begin with the Council and European Commission.