IRU Academy courses for Drivers
IRU Academy courses for Drivers

IRU Academy for Drivers

Training the transport sector

The IRU Academy is continually involved in training initiatives that address the most important issues in the goods transport sector. By offering courses for drivers on topics such as health and road and driver safety, we can help you keep your workforce safe and informed.

In addition to our full list of courses for transport operators at IRU Academy institutes around the world, we organize specific programmes that meet the unique needs of the truck driving community:

Preventing HIV/AIDS in the mobile truck community.

HIV/AIDS is a vital issue for the road transport industry. In some regions, international long-distance drivers may be the most vulnerable category of transport workers due to the nature and conditions of their work. The mobile nature of this community means that drivers cannot always get to their local doctor or access proper care. In particular we offer a range of training and awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS.

  • Download our Driving for Change toolkit
  • If you are interested in specific training events on AIDS/HIV for the mobile truck community, please contact us.
  • Drivers in Africa can now also identify and visit roadside health and wellness clinics through the specific Africa model of our TRANSPARK app.

Road Safety

The IRU Academy improves road safety through learning and development. Our many training programmes and initiatives focus on reducing accidents and casualties, following strict security standards, drive and rest time rules enforcement, and ensuring compliance with new technologies.

“DRIVEN” gets truck drivers up to speed in Europe

Due to the implementation of periodic training from September 2009 and the requirement that all drivers need to undertake mandatory periodic training, we are anticipating a lack of qualified instructors across Europe able to deliver high-level professional training in compliance with the latest EU directives. The lack of instructors may generate a shortage of drivers not being able to undertake their training by 2016 and therefore not being able to drive.

The DRIVEN initiative aims at qualifying instructors and professional drivers to address this important issue. Learn about our Train the Trainer scheme.