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The Transport Forum is a co-operation platform bringing together small and medium-sized enterprises from manufacturing and repair of road vehicles as well as road transport. Given the impact of transport on all economic activities, the Forum also includes the voices of other sectors such as retail, construction and tourism.

The Forum aims to develop joint positions on all transport-related issues such as sustainable transport, organisation of the supply chain, road safety, infrastructure efficiency etc.

The following associations contribute to the Forum:

FIGIEFA International Federation of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors
UETR Union Européenne des Transporteurs Routiers
ECSLA European Cold Storage and Logistics Association

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Position papers

-  July 2017: UEAPME response on a possible revision of the Road Transport Working Time Directive

-  22/03/2017: UEAPME Transport Forum response to inquiry on social legislation revision on road transport

-  March 2017: UEAPME Transport Forum position on Social Legislation

-  February 2017: UEAPME Transport Forum Position on access to the occupation of road transport operator and to the international road haulage market

-  February 2017: UEAPME Transport Forum position on Eurovignette

-  December 2016: UEAPME Transport Forum Position on Hired Vehicles

-  October 2016: UEAPME Position on EU Electronic Toll Service

-  06/04/2016: UEAPME Transport Forum Position on the Road Initiative

-  01/03/2016: UEAPME Transport Forum Position on Migration Impact On Road Haulage

-  17/06/2015: Transport Forum position on White Paper review

-  29/05/2015: Transport Forum reply to review of White Paper on transport

-  March 2015: UEAPME Evaluation of Regulation 1071/2009 and 1072/2009

-  08/09/2014: UEAPME Transport Forum Position Paper on Combined Transport

-  07/03/2014: UEAPME answer to targeted stakeholder consultation regarding trends and prospects of jobs and working conditions in transport

-  30/10/2013: Consultation on Directive 2003/59/EC - UEAPME Transport Forum Answers

- March 2013: UEAPME Transport Forum position on the access to the road haulage market

- October 2012: UEAPME Transport Forum Position on the EC Staff Working Document on Transport Security

- May 2012: Position of the Transport Forum on the revision othe rthe Tachograph legislation: vote of the Transport and Tourism Committee

- November 2011: UEAPME Transport Forum response to the European Commission consultation on the review of the internal market in road freight transport

- September 2009: Position paper on the “Car Block Exemption”

- September 2009: Position paper on the EC Communication on a Sustainable Future for Transport

-  November 2008: UEAPME Position on the “Eurovignette” Directive

-  August 2008: UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (EN)

-  August 2008: UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (DE)

-  August 2008: UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (IT)

- December 2007: Crime prevention in the transport chain – co-operation with the police

- July 2007: UEAPME comments on the information meeting of 6 June 2007 on Supply Chain Security

-  March 2007: Considerations of UEAPME on sustainable urban transport

-  October 2006: UEAPME position on the Commission’s proposals for enhancing supply chain security

Press releases, statements and presentations

-  28/03/2011: Transport white paper: SMEs welcome outline but warn about financial impact

- 23/03/2011: Speech and presentation by Marco Digioia, UEAPME Transport Forum, Hearing on Social Rules in Road Transport at the European Parliament (see also the Memorandum of Understanding signed at the event)

-  18/10/2010: Business organisations warn of negative consequences of Council agreement on Eurovignette

-  16/06/2010: Transport working time: EP vote limits freedom of enterprise, say SMEs

-  28/04/2010: Transport working time: SMEs deeply concerned by Parliament Committee’s vote

-  25/05/2009: Welcome message by President Francesco Del Boca at the UEAPME Transport Forum meeting

-  20/04/2009: Impact of the economic recession on the road transport market (speech by President Francesco Del Boca at EC conference on 20 April 2009)

-  20/04/2009: Impact of the economic recession on the road transport market (presentation by President Francesco Del Boca at EC conference on 20 April 2009)

-  11/03/2009: EUROVIGNETTE vote: Mixed results say business organisations

-  11/02/2009: EUROVIGNETTE directive: mixed results from Committee vote for business organisations

-  08/12/2008: UEAPME Transport Forum statement for the Transport Council Meeting, 8-9 December 2008

-  01/12/2008: Business organisations sceptical about revision of EUROVIGNETTE directive

-  26/09/2007: Green paper on urban transport provides more questions than answers

-  12/12/2006: Enhancing Supply Chain Security: European business associations suggest reconsidering the proposal