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IRU - International Road Transport Union

Truck driver's checklists

The IRU truck driver's checklists give tips and best practices to ensure the highest safety and environmental driving standards, at all times.

Mobile Phone road safety card

Mobile Phone road safety Card

The Mobile Phone Road Safety Card is a pocket format card of tips and guidelines for professional drivers to follow to ensure a safe journey

Available in English, Filipino and Hindi.

The Truck Driver’s Safety Card

The Truck Driver’s Safety Card

The Truck Driver’s Checklist is a four sided A5 card of tips and guidelines for truck drivers to follow to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.

Available in English, Arabic, French, Filipino and Hindi.

X-ray Information Card

X-ray Information Card

X-ray scanning of vehicles is used by inspection authorities to produce interior images of commercial vehicles to reveal prohibited goods, illicit trafficking of people and illegal immigrants. This IRU information card gives drivers details on the x-ray process, the possible health risks and the safety procedures of x-ray scanning.

Available in English

Winter Checklist for Drivers and Transport Operators

Winter Checklist for Drivers and Transport Operators

Winter driving in snow and ice can result in difficult situations for drivers. Some knowledge of how to prepare for winter driving and a few safety tips can make a difficult situation much more manageable and a driver far more capable. In order to prepare for the winter season in the most efficient way, the IRU has developed this checklist aimed at all drivers and transport managers.

Available in English, French, Albanian and Macedonian

Aide-mémoire « premiers secours » pour les conducteurs professionnels de camions

First Aid Checklist for professional truck drivers

Knowing how to respond in accident situations is critical to saving lives and minimising injuries. The IRU and the UICR have developed this first aid checklist to help road transport professional drivers prepare themselves to respond accordingly in emergency situations. This checklist has been reviewed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Available in EnglishFrench, Polish, German, Arabic, Macedonian, Albanian and Hindi

Aide-mémoire « véhicule » pour les conducteurs professionnels de camions

Vehicle Checklist for professional truck drivers

Vehicle checks must be performed regularly by all drivers to avoid preventable incidents and accidents. The UICR and IRU have put together this checklist to assist drivers in ensuring adequate state of their vehicle.

Available in EnglishFrench, German, Filipino, Albanian and Arabic

Truck Driver Checklist

The Truck Driver’s Checklist

The Truck Driver’s Checklist is a two sided A4 sheet of tips and guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. The first subsection, ‘Are you prepared?’ targets the driver’s personal well-being: the truck driver’s life and those of other road users depend on his/her alertness and reactions in an emergency situation. The second section ‘…and is everything else ready?’ is a checklist for the truck itself: mechanics, documentation and route. The third and final section includes safety tips for extra road safety.

Available in PDF format in ArabicBulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish

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Eco-driving checklist for truck drivers

Eco-driving Checklist for Truck Drivers

ECO-driving is not only an easy and cost-efficient way to reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gases and accident rates, but is also an attitude showing respect for society as a whole. In order to help drivers adjust their driving behaviour according to different situations, the IRU has developed this checklist with smart, smooth and safe ECO-driving techniques aimed at truck drivers.

Available in English, Russian, French, Albanian and Arabic

Checklist Against Fire for Trucks

In order to prevent fire on vehicles, the IRU has drawn up a checklist of recommended periodical inspections to be integrated into the maintenance activities of transport operations. Vehicle maintenance on a regular basis can ensure early identification of vehicle problems and defects likely to cause a fire.

Available in English, French, Russian, Swedish, Albanian and Arabic

Safe Loading & Cargo Securing Checklist

Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Checklist

Correct loading and securing of goods on road freight vehicles is essential to ensuring safe road transport. It is therefore important that the securing of cargo on a vehicle is carried out according to adequate standards, and without violating national requirements. In order to improve road safety, the IRU has developed this checklist of harmonised tips for safe loading and cargo securing.

Available in English, French, Russian, Polish, Macedonian, Filipino, Albanian and Arabic

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