Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, Bodies and Buses, Transport Policy

The department is responsible for questions concerning the commercial vehicle industry and supports the Manufacturer Group II.

Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, Bodies and Buses
In good hands with VDA

The department promotes the interests of around 70 member companies from the German trailer and body industry and bus manufacturers, who make up Manufacturer Group II within the VDA. The department has the main responsibility for organising the VDA’s bodies in the commercial vehicle industry. This includes in particular the intensive exchange between the German van and truck manufacturers in Manufacturer Group I and the members of Manufacturer Group II. Traditionally the head of the department is the Secretary General of the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry (CLCCR).

Transport policy – A relevant topic involving everyone

The department coordinates transport-policy lobbying for the automotive industry. The central issue here is the advocacy of optimal framework conditions for a sustainable transport system. This includes lobbying for needs-based investment in the road network and the optimal utilization of the network. Of central importance is also the establishment of a regulatory framework, in which every mode can utilize and expand its strengths and simultaneously enable a smooth combination of modes.  Another priority is traffic safety.

Dr. Michael Niedenthal
Dr. Michael Niedenthal Head of Department Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, Bodies and Buses, Transport Policy

Tel: +49 30 897842-360 Fax: +49 30 897842-600
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