IRU is working hard to bring about solutions to the driver shortage problem.
Through IRU Academy, we are investing heavily in development and education to train the next generation and adapt the workplace to the needs of older employees. We are working together with the private sector on advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns – to boost recruitment of a wider demographic. Through our global network, we are collecting data on best practices for dissemination to the wider industry.
During the last meeting of IRU’s Goods Transport Council (CTM) and its Commission on Social Affairs (CAS), members discussed possible actions to address the shortage of professional drivers. They agreed on the importance of implementing initiatives to improve the image of the profession, while investing in innovative strategies to raise awareness, especially among young people, of the benefits and opportunities offered by employment in the road transport sector.
We invite members to highlight examples of best practice here.