Transport networks around the world, both logistics supply chains and passenger mobility services, are increasingly looking at how they can become more resilient to change, such as the impacts resulting from the current pandemic.
IRU Advocacy Director Matthias Maedge spoke last week at a crucial UN Multidisciplinary Advisory Group on Transport Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis, hosted by the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
A key topic in the discussion was the lack of coordinated government action in relation to transport workers being able to continue working across borders during extraordinary situations such as those resulting from Covid restrictions.
“Governments are failing road transport workers and need to listen to international organisations including the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and IRU. Covid restrictions are disrupting supply chains in particular and exacerbating the already chronic issue of driver shortages,” said Matthias Maedge.