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IRU - International Road Transport Union

Become an IRU Member

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For any enquiry about IRU membership or to submit your application, please contact membership@iru.org.

The IRU is present in over 100 countries across all five continents.

Becoming a member of the IRU opens up new horizons. We work in high-level partnerships with stakeholders from public and private sectors worldwide, and we leverage such cooperation to help us design and advocate the integrated policies that will help the world move better. Whether you deal with passenger or goods transport, we provide innovative business ideas, vital services and advocacy tools at global and regional levels on the industry issues that matter most to you.

Becoming a member

If being heard and shaping policy agendas is what matters most, then your best choice is to become an Active Member.

If you are mostly interested in staying up to date with the latest trends, legislation, challenges and opportunities, then applying for Associate membership is what you need.

Don’t worry you can upgrade to Active membership, provided you meet the requirements.

Who are the IRU Members?

Active Member

Active Members are non profit-making organisations that represent a sector of road transport at national level: professional transport of passengers, transport of goods for hire and reward, or transport of goods on own account.

They can also be non profit-making organisations representing a specific category within one of the three sectors mentioned above, (e.g. taxi associations, refrigerated transport, transport of live animals, etc.) at national level.

Active Members participate in the IRU Goods Transport Council (CTM) and/or the IRU Passenger Transport Council (CTP). Together with Associate Members, they make up the IRU General Assembly.

Rights

Associate member

Associate membership is open to national and international non profit-making organisations, participating directly or indirectly in road transport activities.

We also encourage national and international companies and other profit-making enterprises, who are participating directly or indirectly in road transport activities to join. All Associate Members participate in the IRU General Assembly.

Rights

Membership Benefits

Once you become a member, you gain access to added value services, a global network of peers, likeminded companies and policy-making organisations, all IRU events, memorable experiences and a wealth of knowledge.

You will have full access to all the services, advocacy tools, networks and knowledge IRU provides its members with: an Information Centre and Bookshop with an extensive library of industry guidelines, expert studies, position papers, up-to-date flash info, fuel prices, vehicle and road safety checklists, and much more.

Your own members will also become eligible for professional IRU Academy Accreditation and Training programmes, and for those active in goods transport, TIR access for streamlined Customs procedures.

Membership fees

Types of Membership Annual fee (CHF)
Active Member: non profit-making organisation representing professional transport of passengers, transport of goods for hire and reward, or transport of goods on own account at national level
10,000
Active Member: non profit-making organisations representing a specific transport category at national level
5,000
Associate Member: national and international non profit-making organisations 1,000
Associate Member: national and international companies and other profit-making enterprises 10,000
One-off admission fee 100

Are you ready to join?

Send us the following information. We’ll take it from there!

  • copy of your constitution and rules of procedure
  • official documents about the structure, type and importance of your activities (for example, years of experience and volume generated)
  • report showing the geographical scope of your organisation’s activity, number of members of your organisation, and total number of road vehicles operated by your organisation or its members
  • any other documents or material that can help us when considering your application

Submit your application to membership@iru.org or send an email for more info!

Working together for a better future