Today, URTU is one of the smaller trade union organisations in Britain, shunning the mergers of recent years. URTU is now uniquely the only union dedicated to serving the interests of workers in the road haulage industry (including lorry drivers, forklift truck drivers and warehouse operatives).
URTU is also a totally independent union and is not affiliated to any political party. URTU is affiliated to a number of trade union umbrella organisations and trade bodies throughout the world. Our influence is particularly strong in member countries of the European Union where we are represented on all the important labour movement committees and within political and government institutions.
We are the sole remaining and oldest established road haulage trade union in the UK and our firm foundations, based on a dedicated and experienced team of staff, as well as a growing membership, will serve the industry well throughout the 21st century.