The year 2020 was a unique year for IRU and the commercial road transport industry. Almost everything IRU did was in some way impacted by the pandemic. It was not all about COVID-19 of course, but the pandemic showed IRU and our industry at its finest.
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.