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Certified Transport and Distribution Professional training programme

Certified Transport and Distribution Professional

Logistics providers in most countries face a serious shortage of skilled employees. Those working in the sector need to keep up with the latest technological developments and opportunities but often miss formal training.

The IRU Academy Certified Transport and Distribution Professional Programme provides holistic understanding of the role of road transport within the supply chain and equips with the necessary knowledge required to operate safe and efficient transport operations.

Who is the course for?

The programme is aimed at those professional working in the road transport supply chain who need greater insight into how logistics chains’ function.
The course is offered globally through the IRU Academy network of Associate Training Institutes.

What you will learn

  • Basics of logistics and supply chains
  • Pros and cons of different transport types
  • Basic finance and cash flow management
  • Costs of running a fleet
  • Health and safety in the supply chain

Course structure

  • Introduction to the IRU & the IRU Academy
  • Introduction to Road Transport in Logistics
  • Trucks, Trailers and Loads 
  • Distribution Operations (physical distribution)
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Managing Workshop and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Selection and Replacement
  • Selecting Drivers and Training
  • Truck Operating Costs, Finance and Cash Flow
  • Customer Charging Options
  • Health, Safety and Environment in Transport Operations
  • Measuring and Controlling the Fleet Performance

Participants take part in real-life challenges through case studies and assignments.

See more information in the programme brochure.

Why train with the IRU Academy?

Obtain your international CTDP IRU Academy Certificate.

All IRU Academy training programmes:

  • Integrate best practice
  • Comply with international industry standards
  • Help harmonise industry professional qualification standards at the global level
  • Are designed by industry experts 
  • Guarantee the highest level of quality, consistency and accuracy
  • Are regularly updated to reflect new and amended legislation and latest technical developments