The impact of digitalisation on businesses should not be underestimated, especially in the case of SMEs. For a successful digital transformation, businesses need to upskill their workforce and will require financial support if they are to benefit from the opportunities of the data economy.
“The road transport sector in the EU provides directly over 5 million jobs, of which 80% are in SMEs. These firms need to train their employees, upgrade their infrastructure and adapt their processes. Without support, this vital part of the European economy will be left behind as we move towards a more digital economy,” continued Raluca Marian.
The transport sector stands ready to cooperate with EU institutions on digitalisation issues to ensure equal opportunities for all business partners in the digital economy through fair and transparent EU regulation.
“The EU has the opportunity to take the lead on regulating B2B data to ensure all businesses can remain competitive in the digital economy. This should ultimately provide a global reference“ concluded Raluca Marian.