With its comprehensive training programmes the IRU helps differentiate businesses and workers in an increasingly competitive industry.
A growing skills shortage in the transport and logistics industry needs to be addressed. Many of those working in the sector have not had the necessary training to perform their job effectively. In several regions the trucking industry faces a shortage of professional drivers which is having a direct impact on service delivery. This is exacerbated by the rising demands of web commerce and new goods delivery methods.
All those working in the transport industry should have regular training. In particular, training is essential for employees at the highest risk of injury or with the most challenging roles, new workers and anyone who has not been trained recently and may be unaware of the industry best practices.