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The Road Transport Regulatory Requirements

The Road Transport Regulatory Requirements

  • With a truly global vision, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) acts effectively both at international and also national level through its network of national road transport associations. 

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road

    • Based on the CMR, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) developed a standard CMR waybill. 
    • The CMR waybill is prepared in three languages. On the back is the text again in three languages. 
    • This aids the waybill in being accepted and recognized throughout Europe. 
    • Checked by customs and police, a transport document must be present when the shipment is transported. 

Scope of Application of the CMR

The following conditions must be met for CMR to be applicable:

  1. There must be a contract of carriage for reward;
  2. The contract so made must be one for the carriage of goods;
  3. The carriage must be effected by road;
  4. The carriage is to be carried out by certain categories of vehicles;
  5. The contract must have international status