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IRU Academy

The training arm of IRU

Building professional excellence

Through a network of over 65 Associate Training Institutes (ATIs) in more than 45 countries, we train thousands of drivers and transport operators every year to ensure better safety, efficiency and sustainability. Our network of transport associations and operators, government agencies, vocational schools and universities work with us to make road transport more professional.

The IRU Academy defines, sets up, manages, organises and controls the programmes and the related supporting structure in order for ATIs to benefit from a professional learning environment. It also runs programme-related Train the Trainer courses aimed at ATI Instructors. It is the role of the IRU Academy’s ATIs to train drivers, managers and others interested in road transport training. 

ECO-Driving is changing attitudes towards driving. It’s a good way to become a better and safer driver.

Mladen Jambrović, Ekomobilis, Croatia

Motivating a sustainable workforce

For road transport to continue to be a mainstay of national economies and global supply chains there needs to be far greater investment in its workforce. The industry is facing a serious skills shortage and is failing to attract and retain staff, particularly professional drivers.

To meet these challenges road transport needs skilled and motivated personnel working at full capacity, reaching the highest possible standards. Advances in technology and online learning allow IRU Academy training to have an ever-growing reach, particularly in developing countries.


Invest in knowledge

Investing in knowledge pays great dividends. Well-trained employees have fewer accidents, are more efficient and more likely to stay in their job. The IRU Academy equips the industry with the knowledge and skills to change and improve performance.

Benefits of investing in knowledge

Becoming an ATI

IRU Academy Associate Training Institutes (ATIs) help deliver high quality training from industry experts around the world. Through this global network, we raise awareness of the benefits offered by jobs in road transport and boost the image of the profession.

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IRU Academy Associate Training Institutes help deliver high quality training from industry experts around the world. Join this influential global network.

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