Benchmark of European road freight rates in Q2 2022: European road transport prices break new records
Inflation, weakening demand, social instability and the war in Ukraine are leading to tumultuous developments in road freight prices, reveals the Ti / Upply / IRU Road Freight Rate Benchmark for Q2 2022. For the first time, this edition offers a separate analysis of the evolution of spot and contract rates.
TIR needed to boost connectivity of landlocked developing countries
The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the Republic of Botswana conducted, in close collaboration with World Trade Organization (WTO), a session on improving the connectivity of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) last week. The session took place during the Aid for Trade Global Review 2022.
Uber files: EU needs clear line between irresponsible digital platforms and regular transport businesses in upcoming platform workers legislation
With recent evidence concerning Uber's unlawful business practices coming to light, IRU underlines its support for each worker's right to dignity and decent working conditions, whether employed or self-employed.
Resilient China-Europe trade routes eyed with diversified road corridors
Amidst ongoing global supply chain disruptions, IRU and the UN have brought together the logistics sector from Asia and Europe to discuss more resilient east-west road links.
New Mobility Package 1 single window for EU road transport launched by IRU
IRU, the world road transport organisation, has launched a new portal for the transport sector bringing together, in one place and in an easy-to-read format, key information on the application of Mobility Package 1 rules across the EU.
Road-only transport needed in new EU state aid exemptions on greening
IRU is calling for the inclusion of road-only transport, representing almost half of EU transport, on an equal basis with rail and inland waterway transport in new EU state aid exemptions to promote decarbonisation.
UN echoes IRU approach in renewing road safety action for 2030 plan
The UN General Assembly met last week in a renewed push on road safety, with a focus on driver training, conditions and monitoring, as well as vehicle standards, public transport and international cooperation.
EU environment ministers see reason: An all-inclusive Emissions Trading System for road agreed
EU environment ministers, meeting in the EU Council, have voted for an Emission Trading System for buildings and roads (ETS II) that sees reason, taking on board critical road transport industry recommendations.
Lawmaker: Europe needs the internal combustion engine
Rather than prescribing solutions like electrification to decarbonise road transport, policymakers should focus on creating a framework for innovation that takes a technology-neutral approach, argues MEP Barbara Thaler.