MAKAM-TRANS new memberAt its General Assembly in Brussels on December 12th 2013, UETR has accepted the Macedonian transport Association Makam-trans as observer member of UETR.
The activities and policy line of UETR are clearly inspiring to ever more national Road Haulage Associations. First Croatia’s HCP had joined UETR as a full member on July 1st of this year. Subsequently Udruzenje Prevoznika from the Serbian Republic in Bosnia & Hercegovina was welcomed as a Member in September. Now a third national organization has joined UETR in 2013 alone. Makam-trans represents over 90% of all Macedonian Road Haulage Companies.
With Macedonia being an official candidate Member State for the European Union, the link with UETR is quite clear. "We are very pleased to welcome Makam-trans inside UETR. At some point in the future the Macedonian Hauler organization is to present its candidacy for full UETR membership, as soon as Macedonia will have become a member of the European Union”, says Francesco Del Boca, UETR president. "It’s interesting for both UETR and Makam-trans to tighten the relationships well before that. This rapid enlargement of the UETR shows that both our policy and our impact attract new members.”