Age gap aggravates driver shortages

Without significant action, the shortage of truck drivers is projected to double by 2028 due to the growing age gap, says the International Road Transport Union (IRU)’s latest report. A survey of more than 4,700 trucking companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe – found that the share of drivers under 25 continues to remain low at 12% or less. In many regions, one of the reasons for the low share ... [+]

EU moves to relax Ukraine road regs

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has welcomed European Union Transport Ministers’ moves to waive permit requirements with Ukraine and Moldova to ease trade links during the current crisis. With Black Sea ports and maritime routes closed due to the war, road transport is crucial in helping move goods, especially ... [+]

Disaster looms for road transport, warns IRU

Government inaction will lead to a wave of bankruptcies in road transport, warns the International Road Transport Union (IRU). Government financial packages are the sector, which will collapse without targeted action. Road transport in are now set to exceed US$1 trillion globally in 2020. New IRU research to a looming wave ... [+]

COVID-19 bottlenecks delay freight – updated

With delays at the EU’s internal borders making an unwelcome return during the covid-19 crisis, the Freight Transport Association is urging all member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders.  Many logistics operators have encountered significant delays at the EU’s internal borders. Head of European and global policy at FTA, Pauline Bastidon, said: ... [+]

New chief for IRU

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has elected Radu Dinescu as its new president, replacing Christian Labrot who has held the post for the last four years. It also elected IRU vice-president Asli Çalik as president of its Goods Transport Council. [+]

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