In response to the crisis in Ukraine, countries have adopted simplified procedures for humanitarian cross-border transport. IRU has updated information from seven European countries along major transport routes towards Ukraine.
The new IRU update for road transport operators and drivers lists the exemptions granted to humanitarian transports for heavy goods vehicle tolls, motorway concession tolls, driving and rest time rules and Sunday driving bans amongst other regulations.
The wave of support and solidarity has been overwhelming across the continent. Supply chains for humanitarian goods and mobility networks to transport refugees are both under considerable strain as they are organised and ramped up in response to the crisis and rapidly evolving needs.
IRU is working closely with the World Food Programme Logistics Cluster and UNHCR to centralise specific transport needs from the field and will post information in due course.
Through IRU members and national relief agencies, we aim to make sure that the road transport industry provides assistance where it is most needed for humanitarian efforts.