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IRU and ATA leaders meet on pressing issues
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IRU and ATA leaders meet on pressing issues

16 Jun 2023 · Corporate

The “3 Ds” facing our industry – driver shortages, decarbonisation and digitalisation – top this year’s agenda for IRU and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto and ATA President and CEO Chris Spear met yesterday in Geneva to discuss best practices and innovative solutions to pressing issues facing the trucking industry.

The challenges of driver shortages, decarbonisation and digitalisation are the daily reality of transport companies worldwide, while the solutions are often regional and based on national contexts.

Umberto de Pretto and Chris Spear explored avenues to work even closer together to help transport operators streamline procedures with digitalisation, adopt regional solutions to decarbonisation, and meet transport service demands amid the shortage of drivers.

They highlighted the sharing of best practices globally and within each region as key to overcoming the challenges – but also capitalising on the opportunities – presented by the “3 Ds”.

ATA, an IRU member since 1967, is the voice of the American trucking industry. They are a 90-year-old federation with state trucking association affiliates in all 50 states, representing every sector of the industry, from large motor carriers to small mom-and-pop operations. 

ATA leverages the strength and size of its membership to develop, advocate and advance innovative and research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability.