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IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020: cancelled

The IAA Commercial Vehicles is the world's leading platform for transport, logistics and mobility. As a global meeting place for experts and decision-makers from the entire transport and logistics sector, it thrives on its internationality - among exhibitors and visitors alike. Direct personal exchange is at its core.

The health risks posed by the Covid 19 pandemic and the associated measures to contain it have fundamentally changed the starting situation for the IAA Commercial Vehicles. It is true that the Covid 19 pandemic has shown the public and many citizens in a special way how elementary commercial vehicles are for maintaining public life support. However, from an economic point of view, the industry and the IAA are affected as never before.

In many countries there are travel restrictions that still have to be observed for several months. Major events will be prohibited in almost all European countries in the coming months. In the context of the Corona pandemic, direct exchange at a trade fair is no longer compatible with the IAA's claim.

Against this background, the VDA has taken the decision to cancel the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2020, which was to take place in Hanover from September 24 to 30. This decision was not an easy one for the VDA. However, in view of the overall international and European situation, the Association does not see any possibility of holding the IAA this year in its customary form that is adequate for exhibitors and visitors.

Despite the cancellation of the IAA Commercial Vehicles, the international jury of experts at Trailer Innovation has decided to award the renowned industry prize, which has been promoting outstanding ideas and product innovations from the trailer and body sector since 2002, again in 2020. This year, the awards are presented by 16 renowned European transport magazines.

No other industry produces as many innovations as the European trailer industry. The most exciting and best new products will again be awarded the Trailer Innovation Prize in 2020.

For this purpose, the international jury "Trailer Innovation" is calling on all companies that to produce interesting transport solutions for trailers, semi-trailers and bodies, to participate in the established competition.


The competition contains seven categories:
Body · Chassis · Concept · Components
Environment · Safety · Smart Trailer

Journalists from 16 European transport magazines


Commercial Vehicle Engineer (GB)
Auto- en Transportwereld (NL)
Samochody Specjalne (PL)
Auto, tekniikka ja kuljetus (FI)
Revista Automotive (PT)
Fleet Transport (IE)
Vie&Trasporti (IT)
Transporama (BE)
Trailer-Journal (DE)
KFZ-Anzeiger (DE)
Kamioni (BG)
Mobilität (CH)
Tranzit (RO)