Championing professional excellence
Professional excellence drives growth
With 85-90 percent of accidents involving commercial vehicles due to human error, there is a strong case for skills development and professional excellence for improved safety through internationally recognised standards. The cost of addressing the skill gaps of drivers and implementing safety practices at both national and company level can be recouped by increased efficiency, fewer crashes and fines, lower fuel consumption and less vehicle maintenance.
IRU certifies 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.
"By assessing and certifying our drivers we motivate them to continuously improve their knowledge and skills"
Juan Antonio Esteban. ALSA Autobuses, Spain
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’s training offering to have an ever-growing reach, particularly in developing countries.
IRU RoadMasters skills management tools
IRU Roadmasters is an industry certification that measures the competence of drivers before, during, and after the hiring process.
IRU Academy training programmes
Associate Training Institutes help deliver high quality professional qualification from industry experts around the world. Join this influential global network.
The IRU Academy equips the industry with the knowledge and skills to change and improve performance. Through our advisory arm, we work with governments, policy makers and industry leaders to create strategic and focused reform to effect far-reaching advances in logistics performance.