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Helping turn the wheels of society

Booking a coach for a long-distance trip. Boarding the bus for the daily commute. The convenience of a late night taxi to take us safely home. Helping communities prosper with global trade...when you think about it, mobility, enabled by road transport is what keeps societies running smoothly. IRU looks after commercial road transport – and we are also passionate about public mobility and the role it plays in keeping communities thriving.

Whether trucks, buses, coaches or taxis, IRU ensures these modes of transport run smoothly around the world. We look after the goods transport, coach, bus and taxi driver communities and ensure their vehicles are as modern, secure and eco-efficient as possible. Specifically, we campaign for global standards for buses and coaches, offer guidelines and services for freight transporters, and help taxi drivers remain professional and safe making it easy for them to use and create apps to boost their business. It’s why we work with transport partners to promote cleaner, greener modes of transport, which clears congestion in cities and brings down CO2 emissions. We also drive security through a number of current services, initiatives, guidelines and training programmes for the industry.

In Europe it is through our policy making in Brussels and by taking an active role in decisions made within the European Union. In the rest of the world, we initiate campaigns that interested transport and commercial and governmental partners can push forward.

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The IRU Information Centre provides road transport information services to help transport operators and drivers optimise their transport planning and operations.

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