This article examines the cases for and against deregulation of the road haulage industry in the European Union (EU), and considers how Europe's infrastructure will handle increasing traffic. Deregulation has been accompanied by increasingly keen competition, which has created serious difficulties for the haulage industry. The International Road Transport Union (IRU) considers that deregulation enables the efficiency and innovative capacity of companies to be increased. It also proposes correcting the adverse effects of deregulation, by allowing road transport enterprises to earn enough money to renew their vehicle fleets and attain greater stability. It has persistently criticised the widening disparities between the available infrastructures and the needs of road transport. It welcomes recent priority projects for road construction, and advocates using new communication technologies to optimise the use of existing infrastructures.


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  • Pagination: p. 19-20
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  • Accession Number: 00711254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM