The Mobility and Logistics Cluster of the Basque Country joins the Truck Friendly Movement

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The Basque Logistics and Mobility Cluster and Truck Friendly Movement (TFM) have signed a collaboration agreement to contribute through innovation to the improvement of the road freight transport sector. This agreement was signed by Eduardo Lasa, president of the Basque Cluster; and Nuria Lacaci, general secretary of the Spanish Shippers’ Association (ACE), on behalf of TFM.

Truck Friendly Movement is a CSR movement, made up of hauliers and shippers, whose mission focuses on three key axes: commitment to the sector (improving the social perception of road freight transport, enhancing the figure of the professional driver and improving their working conditions in loading and unloading areas and rest areas); an inclusive spirit (a call to join all organisations and companies that wish to generate a shared space for the recognition and projection of social responsibility in the sector); and dynamism (working in a pragmatic, agile and accessible way).

We are delighted to sign this agreement with the Mobility and Logistics Cluster of the Basque Country, an economic cluster totally focused on innovation, for its contribution to the growth of the transport sector driven by digitalisation”, explains Marcos Basante, president of ASTIC. For her part, Nuria Lacaci highlights that “the innovation that the Basque Clusterbrings to our sector not only boosts operational efficiency and business competitiveness, but also represents a powerful lever to improve the working conditions of our professionals. Innovation is transforming the transport industry, creating a safer, more sustainable and rewarding future for those who work in it.

The Mobility and Logistics Cluster of the Basque Country is a private non-profit association whose mission is to promote the development and strengthening of associated companies and agents, promoting innovation, internationalisation, sectoral cooperation and fostering synergies with other sectors. In this sense, the Cluster, as a representative of the sector and the related industry of intelligent transport technologies, highlights the role of innovation and digitalisation for a transport not only more efficient, but also safer. Route monitoring, parking reservation, secure payment of fuel and tolls, smart rest areas, automation, load optimisation or documentation and management are some of the benefits of digitalisation for more efficient, safer and cleaner transport.

With this agreement, we trust in promoting the adoption of smart technologies as a way to contribute to the objective of improving road freight transport, common to our groups, explains Eduardo Lasa, who highlights “the importance of having a movement like TFM, which shares the commitment to improving the sector through innovation to promote not only the competitiveness of transport companies and shippers, but also the quality of service“.

Road freight transport is a strategic sector for economic development, not only in Spain, but also worldwide, as it is an essential part of any supply chain. In our country, 96% of goods are moved by lorry – in terms of tonnes per kilometre – and 75% of our exports to the European Union also travel by road.


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