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Ulaanbaatar, April 29, 2015 IRU highlights benefits of TIR to increase efficiency on CAREC corridors
The IRU discussed trade development, road safety and cross-border facilitation across CAREC transport corridors, at a CAREC Transport Sector Coordination Committee workshop in Mongolia today. The IRU notably underlined the importance of effectively implementing the TIR Convention to increase efficiency on CAREC corridors as a part of the transport and trade facilitation strategy 2020. The TSCC acknowledged the IRU’s contribution in facilitating cross-border trade in the region, which is an important step towards increasing the partnership between the IRU and Asian Development Bank (ADB), as well as national governments and other development partners in the region. Delegations from all 10 CAREC Member countries attended the event, which was organised by the ADB and hosted by the Mongolian Government.

The IRU delegation also met with the Vice Minister of Roads and Transportation of Mongolia, H.E. Khabshai Yerjan; Batkhuu Gavaa, the President of the IRU’s Mongolian Member Association, NARTAM, Member of Parliament and Head of Working Group on transit issues in the parliament; and the General Director of NARTAM, Naranpurev Davaakhuu, to reinforce the partnership and discuss further development of road transport and TIR transit in Mongolia, in view of further TIR System expansion
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Left to right: Pengcheng Qu, TIR Consultant and IRU Senior Adviser China & South East Asia; Youlian Guenkov, IRU Head of TIR Admissions & Audit; H.E. Khabshai Yerjan, Vice Minister of Roads and Transportation of Mongolia; Xiaohong Yang, Director of Transport and Communication Division Central and West Asia Department; Ksenia Kasko, TIR Deputy Head and IRU Head of Legal Affairs; Naranpurev Davaakhuu, General Director of NARTAM.

New York, April 29, 2015 IRU and UN-OHRLLS Focus on Vienna Programme of Action implementation
At the Spring Roundtable on “Multi-Stakeholder Solutions for the Next Development Decade for LLDCs”, held today at the UN Secretariat, the President of the ECOSOC, H.E. Martin Sajdik, emphasised to participants the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships and the private sector, including the IRU, in implementing the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA). According to UN Under-Secretary General, H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya, the MoU recently signed by the UN-OHRLLS and IRU will “leverage the respective strength of each organisation towards the implementation of the VPoA, namely through activities and events that will assist and promote the strengthening of legal frameworks, improve transport infrastructure, easing of border crossings and developing regional corridors to facilitate transport and trade for LLDCs”.

The importance of the Vienna Programme of Action was echoed by senior diplomatic representatives from Azerbaijan, Paraguay, Zambia, and private sector, who expressed their gratitude to the UN-OHRLLS and IRU for organising this important meeting.
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From left to right: H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary General; Igor Runov, IRU Under-Secretary General; H.E. Martin Sajdik, President of the ECOSOC.

Brussels, April 28, 2015 Largest Global Taxi Network expands to Russia
  Taxi Semerochka, Taxi 068 and Taxi 777 become latest partners to join fast growing IRU Global Taxi Network.

Amsterdam, April 27, 2015 International Taxi meeting discusses advantages of IRU Global Taxi Network
  At the Taxi Intell Update 2015 international taxi event, the IRU showcased benefits of the Global Taxi Network (GTN) and its continual expansion. The meeting attracted representatives from groups such as taxi operators, taxi regulators and key industry stakeholders from across Europe and the United States.
 
Attendees were encouraged by the IRU’s development of GTN, with yet again an increasing number of taxi operators expressing interest in joining the largest and fastest growing global taxi operator and taxi app network. There were calls during the event for greater industry cooperation, as a result of the latest challenges caused by the changing market conditions and new market entrants in the different regions and represented countries. The latest technological developments about smartphone taxi applications were also discussed.
 
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Södertälje, April 25, 2015 Meet the winner of the Scania Young European Truck Driver 2015
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The Final Round of the Scania Young European Truck Driver (YETD) Competition 2015 saw the victory of Mr Lars Søndergård from Denmark. Mr Sondergård, whose company is a member of the IRU’s own Danish Transport and Logistics Association (DTL), took first place over 25 other talented young professional drivers. Mr Patrick Schildmann from Germany came in at second place with third place going to Mr Thomas Knüsel of Switzerland. The YETD Competition, the largest and most demanding truck driver competition in the world, brought together over 23,000 drivers who competed in national rounds around Europe before reaching the Final in Sweden.

Scania’s YETD clearly highlights that trained drivers stand better chances of avoiding accidents while also lowering fuel consumption, emissions, as well as repair and maintenance costs. Having such trained professionals on the road is the aim of the IRU Academy, which provides harmonised high quality training programmes and international recognition to professional drivers.

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Chisinau, April 24, 2015 IRU Outlines Importance of Professional Training Needs at 1st Black Sea Region Conference
  Umberto de Pretto, IRU Secretary General addressed over 100 participants on the need for professional competence training at the 1st International Conference on “Professional Education and Economic Needs of the Black Sea Region”.
 
The Conference was inaugurated by the BSEC PERMIS Secretary General Ambassador Dr. Victor Tvircun and the Rector of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova Dr. Grigore Belostecinic and was jointly organised by the BSEC PERMIS and the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, under the auspices of the Moldovan Chairmanship-in-Office of BSEC

Södertälje, April 24, 2015 IRU awards “King of Cargo” for excellence in load securing at Scania YETD Competition 2015
 

As an official partner and jury member of the Scania Young European Truck Driver (YETD) Competition 2015*, the IRU today awarded the “King of Cargo” title to Mr Patrick Schildmann (Germany) for demonstrating excellence in the Load Securing leg of the competition. Congratulating the winner, Mr Mårten Johansson, President of the IRU International Commission on Technical Affairs (CIT), said, “The IRU and Scania are very proud to have excellent and highly skilled drivers on roads who understand the importance of correct cargo loading and securing to increase road safety.”

Indeed, increasing road safety through professional training is a top priority for the IRU Academy, notably through its Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programme.

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* Make sure not to miss the online live webcast of the Final round starting tomorrow, Saturday 25 April at 13:50 CET, to see drivers compete in Fight the Fire, Knock the King and Super Z.

Södertälje, April 23, 2015 IRU Academy 2015 Convention witnesses significant network growth
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  The IRU Academy is pleased to announce the accreditation of the following Accredited Training Institutes (ATI):
  • 1.    Hi-Tech LLC (Oman) - CPC Truck and Coach Drivers Programmes;
  • 2.    AMAP KR (Kyrgyzstan) - ADR Programme;
  • 3.    Prometni Centar BLISK (Slovenia) - CPC Truck Drivers Programme;
  • 4.    COB Centar za Obrazovanje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - ECO-Driving and Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programmes;
  • 5.    CIPTI (Moldova) and ASMAP (Russia) - Crash Prevention Programme;
  • 6.    ERSA (Belgium) - Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Programme;
  • 7.    IUSTL (Turkey) - CPC Manager Programme.
These accreditations will enable the ATI to deliver IRU Academy Training Programmes to road transport professionals in their respective countries, thus contributing to improved road safety and transport efficiency, which ultimately benefits the economy and society as a whole.

Södertälje, April 23, 2015 Meet the Best Performing ATIs of 2015
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  The IRU Academy, as part of its Associated Training Partner Recognition Programme, today announced the winners of the 2015 Best Performing Accredited Training Institute (ATI). Winning ATIs were awarded for their excellent contributions and tireless efforts in driving learning and development initiatives to build the required leadership and competencies to support a sustainable, safe and efficient road transport industry.
This year’s winners are:
  • Gold – CoB (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Silver – CIPTI (Moldova)
  • Bronze – KDS (Qatar) and TC ASMAP (Russia)
All 60 IRU Academy ATIs were evaluated on the number of students trained, diversity and quality of training programmes delivered, organisation and participation in Train the Trainer events and other IRU Academy Seminars, and involvement in and promotion of IRU Academy projects and initiatives.

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Södertälje, April 23, 2015 Get ready for the Scania Young European Truck Driver Competition Final
  Some 26 finalists will be competing in Sweden today for the Scania Young European Truck Driver Competition 2015, which demonstrates that professionally-trained drivers perform better in all driving circumstances. Qualification rounds will test drivers on fuel economy driving, defensive driving, walk-around checks before driving, manoeuvring, and knowledge of load securing, first aid and the effects of drugs and drowsiness on driving. Starting tomorrow, the IRU, as an official partner and jury member, is organising and monitoring the Load Securing leg of the Final.
 
For all those attending the event, make sure to tag your Instagram photos and Tweets #ScaniaYETD. Everyone else is invited to follow the online live webcast of the Final round this Saturday 25 April 2015 at 13:50 CET, to see drivers compete in Fight the Fire, Knock the King and Super Z.

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