With a rapidly ageing workforce, a lack of young drivers is one of the main challenges facing the European road transport industry in both the freight and passenger sectors, in part due to minimum age rules for professional drivers.
Looking back at 2019, for IRU it was a year of driving change for the industry and those who regulate, serve and use it. The successful outcomes of our work saw positive change in three key areas that depend on, and are impacted by, mobility and logistics: people, prosperity and the environment.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has taken the lead in setting the global road transport agenda, by publishing a manifesto that calls on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity.
2018 was a special year for IRU. We celebrated our 70th anniversary, a moment to stop and reflect on the enormous strides that the road transport industry, and IRU, have made over the past seven decades.
The Coach of the Future report analyses the different alternatives to diesel becoming available to coach operators from an environmental and economic perspective, and assesses the conditions needed to accelerate the shift to greener fuels.