Posts Tagged ‘International Road Transport Union’

  • European Parliament backs EU’s new heavy-duty vehicle CO₂ targets

    on Apr 11, 24 • in General News • with No Comments

    Despite a last-minute push for technology neutrality, the European Parliament’s plenary vote on CO₂ emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles fails to recognise other solutions that can play a role in decarbonising the commercial road transport sector, according to the International Road Transport Union

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  • IRU calls EU and national authorities to keep key trade routes open

    on Feb 27, 24 • in UK News • with Comments Off on IRU calls EU and national authorities to keep key trade routes open

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) on the EU and national authorities to keep key trade routes open, as farm blockades across Europe become more commonplace

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  • Road transport sector concerned at border delays

    on Jan 18, 24 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Road transport sector concerned at border delays

    The road transport sector is strongly concerned that additional border control measures introduced by Bulgaria and Romania to fight irregular migration are having disproportionately negative consequences on goods transport and trade

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  • IRU rejects mandatory purchasing targets

    on Jan 17, 24 • in UK News • with Comments Off on IRU rejects mandatory purchasing targets

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU), the world road transport organisation, has called on EU Member States to firmly reject the European Parliament’s proposal to impose mandatory purchasing targets for zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles on transport operators

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  • EU ready to revise HGV driving licence rules

    on Dec 5, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on EU ready to revise HGV driving licence rules

    The European Commission’s proposal to revise the driving licence rules provides the possibility to remove some of the major barriers to attracting more talent to the EU pool of drivers, according to the International Road Transport Union

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  • Transport companies and unions sign sustainability and just transition pact

    on Nov 28, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Transport companies and unions sign sustainability and just transition pact

    The IRU and ITF have reinforced their commitment to drive a just transition and improve the accessibility and attractiveness of the commercial driver profession with a Just Transition for Transport pledge

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  • MEPs back industry calls for pragmatism on Euro 7 emission standards

    on Oct 17, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on MEPs back industry calls for pragmatism on Euro 7 emission standards

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has welcomed the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee vote in support of the pragmatic approach on new Euro 7 pollutant emission standard rules proposed by Rapporteur Alexandr Vondra

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  • IRU welcomes general approach to Euro 7

    on Sep 26, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on IRU welcomes general approach to Euro 7

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has welcomed the European Council’s general approach on Euro 7, which includes several improvements compared to the original proposal. This followed repeated calls from the IRU and the road transport sector to establish a more pragmatic approach to emission standards, better balancing overall costs and benefits

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  • IRU welcomes TRAN proposals

    on Sep 20, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on IRU welcomes TRAN proposals

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has welcomed the vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) on new CO₂ standards for heavy-duty vehicles, setting a realistic pace for road transport decarbonisation and preserving essential technology options, which will include battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and combustion engines based on carbon-neutral fuels or hydrogen, in line with the sector’s needs and calls

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  • EU emergency mechanism must guarantee freedom of movement 

    on Jul 18, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on EU emergency mechanism must guarantee freedom of movement 

    The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), responsible for the legislative oversight and scrutiny of EU rules on the single market, has voted on the European Commission’s proposed Single Market Emergency Instrument (SMEI), which comes against the backdrop of the EU’s emergency measures that kept goods flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • New plan to help fix driver shortages

    on Jul 7, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on New plan to help fix driver shortages

    The International Road Transport Union (IRU), the world road transport employers’ organisation, representing more than 3.5 million road transport operators, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing 18.5 million transport workers, have launched a three-point plan to help fix driver shortages

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  • Plan to fix driver shortages

    on Jun 21, 23 • in UK News • with Comments Off on Plan to fix driver shortages

    The International Road transport Union (IRU), the world road transport employers’ organisation, representing more than 3.5 million road transport operators, and ITF, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, representing 18.5 million transport workers, have launched a three-point plan to help fix driver shortages

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