IRU demands to safeguard the role of road transport
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has launched a new manifesto and is calling on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity.
The IRU manifesto lays out clear recommendations to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing road transport today such as geopolitical uncertainties and climate change as well as the chronic shortage of commercial drivers, the demanding task of adapting to digitalisation and a perceived poor working environment. Road transport currently accounts for 5.7% of employment worldwide and in Europe alone it drives total revenues of EUR 500 billion. (ben)