The future of world transport discussed at the IRU World Congress


Last week the 2018 IRU World Congress took place in Muscat, Oman. It was concluded by signing of a new industry roadmap. TransFollow was also present to promote the e-CMR and create more awareness on the market potentials of the paperless road transport.

Round table discussions

René Bruijne, general manager TransFollow participated in one of the round table sessions. With the topic Digital Platforms, they focussed on the questions: How are new digital platforms changing the rules of the game? How can road transport reap the benefits offered by these new agile platforms? What are the companies benefitting from these solutions?

On the following day, René Bruijne also gave a general presentation about the TransFollow e-CMR and how paperless transportation will bring the logistic market forward. “

The IRU World Congress was a very fruitful event for TransFollow. We met a broad variety of representatives from associations, governments and logistics companies from all around the world. We debated the new challenges in transport and logistics and agreed to work together to effect positive change.

We would like to thank all participants for visiting our demonstration and we were impressed by the large interest from the attendees and exhibitors.

The future of road transport report

Prior to the IRU World Congress the report ‘The future of road transport’ has been released. Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way. This report explores the challenges and opportunities facing the road transport sector worldwide, providing a snapshot of an industry that recognises it is operating and evolving through a period of great change.

Click here to go to the download page of the report

About IRU

IRU is the world road transport organisation, promoting economic growth, prosperity and safety through the sustainable mobility of people and goods. Founded in 1948, IRU has members and activities in more than 100 countries.