UETR congratulates mowiz TRUCK Astigarraga and OnTurtle La Jonquera voted European Truck Parking of the Year 2023

On the 1st of March 2023, mowiz TRUCK Astigarraga (for large parking areas) and OnTurtle La Jonquera (for small parking category) won the 2nd edition of the ESPORG Excellence in Truck Parking Award, in recognition of their role in providing services to drivers and road transport companies.Safe and secure parking areas play an essential role […]

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UETR Press Release – CO2 emissions targets for new trucks require the creation of a workable and enabling regulatory and operational environment at the soonest

To achieve the ambitious targets set by the new European Commission’s proposal on new CO2 emissions targets for new heavy-duty vehicles, UETR calls for the creation of a workable and enabling regulatory and operational environment for road hauliers, ensuring EU’s energy mix and technology neutrality. Financial support and accompanying measures to road transport MSMEs both […]

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Joint industry letter in support of faster roll out of alternative fuel infrastructure

Brussels, 9 February 2023– ACEA, CLECAT, ECG, ESPORG, AXSOL, MECHATRONIK, MILENCE and UETR sign a joint open letter in support of faster roll out of alternative fuel infrastructure. European Parliament and Council need to demonstrate strategic leadership, vision and ambition to speed up development of alternative fuel infrastructure in Europe within the TEN-T network, with […]

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Provisional deal between Council and Parliament on ETS: UETR sees ETS hand in hand with AFIR, strict earmarking to support the sector and consideration of energy prices crisis. 

The agreed timeline for ETS is positive as it shows a pragmatic and more realistic approach for road transport sector. For Social Fund, UETR calls for certainty on the effectiveness and practicability of the Fund to fully mitigate the social and economic impacts on small transport companies. UETR stresses the importance of earmarking of revenues […]

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UETR Round Table in Belgrade addresses shortage of drivers and other critical issues for road hauliers

The UETR General Assembly and Board of Directors were held on the 17th of November 2022 in Belgrade hosted by the Serbian Road Hauliers Association MT Međunarodni transport.The meetings were followed by a Round Table where associations from all over Europe shared views and national experiences on the impact of the main urgent issues for […]

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UETR welcomes the EP vote on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation

UETR welcomes the vote of the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation. This outcome represents an ambitious approach to the full and effective deployment of such infrastructure in the EU. Julio Villaescusa, UETR President, said “We acknowledge the Parliament’s big effort- energy transition is a must to us and […]

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Addressing successfully shortage of drivers in Europe

UETR Secretary General Marco Digioia gave the keynote speech at the Roundtable “‘European Truck Drivers’ Shortage: Causes & Solutions’” at the CSR Europe SDG Sustainability Development Goals Summit 2022 last week. He highlighted actions from private and public stakeholders to overcome a shortfall or more than 400.000 truck drivers in Europe, from adequate parking areas […]

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