The Land Transport Commission was created at the beginning of 2009. It is composed of ECG member companies active in the road transport sector and it aims to be a platform for discussion open to all actors of the sector (OEMs, other associations e.g. AML). The objective of the group is to focus on issues that are specific to this area of operation and jointly identify non-commercial activities that would benefit all ECG members and the industry as a whole.
- Identify the main challenges of the sector, support members and increase participation in the Land Transport Commission so that it becomes a fully representative body.
- Input on key issues to the industry that need lobbying at European level in order to ensure the sector speaks with one voice.
- Continue developing the industry’s cost and confidence trends through surveys.
Chairmen of the Commission: Konrad Zwirner (Hödlmayr International AG) and Frank Lehner (BLG Automobile Logistics GmbH & Co.)
ECG Companies that have participated in the Land Transport Commission’s meetings:
AFG, Autotradelogistics, AvtoTransporti Kastelec, BLG Automobile Logistics GmbH & Co., Broekman, ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd., Egerland, Elia-Ambrosetti, GEFCO, Groupe CAT, Helf Automobil-Logistik GmbH, Hödlmayr International AG, Koopman, Mosolf GmbH, Lagermax Autotransport GmbH, Terra Spedition, Werner Egerland Automobillogistik GmbH & Co. KG
Current projects: In order to give a timely and relevant perspective on the changes and challenges that exist in the European finished vehicle sector, ECG carries out quarterly a survey of the trends in costs plus the general confidence of the sector towards the future. Trends for 2012 are already available, and the output has become a very useful tool in communicating with customers and the press.
The Land Transport Commission also deals with issues such as the future of transport, Eurovignette, truck-length harmonisation, and other issues high on the EU Transport agenda.
The Commission usually meets in Frankfurt, Germany, every two months.