IRU and the International Road Federation (IRF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to reinforce their long-standing collaboration.
Road transport operators, infrastructure providers, and users are essential in connecting people, businesses, and societies all over the world.
IRU and IRF’s 75-year-long history stretches back to working together on rebuilding war-torn Europe following World War II to driving road transport forward into the 21st century.
New obstacles lie ahead now for the next 75 years.
In a MoU signed today, IRU and IRF agreed to focus on people, prosperity and the environment while addressing new challenges and opportunities, including digitalisation and decarbonisation. They will also continue their collaboration in areas such as labour shortages, training and road safety.
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto said, “We have worked with IRF for many decades, addressing a wide range of issues.
“With new challenges ahead, such as decarbonisation and digitalisation, both organisations agree that we can further focus our efforts and create synergies with this agreement.”
IRF President Anouar Benazzouz said, “We are delighted to kick off celebrations for our 75th anniversary with a long-standing and trusted partner like IRU.”
IRU is the world road transport organisation, helping connect societies with safe, efficient and green mobility and logistics. As the voice of over 3.5 million companies operating mobility and logistics services in over 100 countries, IRU leads solutions to help the world move better.
IRF is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads systems that enable access and sustainable mobility for all.