DB Schenker has joined the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as it aim to collaborate further with the wider haulage sector.

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The company hopes to work through a range of issues and opportunities, including decarbonisation, digitalisation and the industry’s image and ability to attract and retain workers. DB Schenker ceo, Jochen Thewes, said: “Joining IRU is important for us to better engage within the road transport sector and beyond. Working with IRU and its members will notably help us continue decarbonising our operations, with our sub-contractors and partners, sharing knowledge and experiences with the wider industry.” 

Thewes spoke at the recent launch event for IRU’s Green Compact to make global commercial road transport carbon neutral by 2050.

The association’s secretary general, Umberto de Pretto, added: “We are very excited to welcome DB Schenker into the IRU family. I look forward to collaborating with them in many areas, in particular on rolling out our Green Compact plan on carbon neutrality for global commercial road transport.”