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Helping the world get where it needs to be

IRU is the global industry association for road transport, driving the sustainable mobility of people and goods across the planet.

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IRU is the world’s road transport organisation

We lead solutions to help the world move better, supporting trade, economic growth, jobs, safety, the environment and communities. IRU’s work spans more than 100 countries. Our core constituents are national transport associations and transport operators. But we also work closely with business, governments, the UN and international organisations. At the heart of IRU are millions of journeys across the planet every day: people and goods moving to where they need to be, in buses, coaches, taxis or trucks, for all, or even just a small part, of their journey.


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IRU missions

IRU believes in mobility that supports economies, jobs, security, the environment and communities.

We believe in transport networks that are safe, accessible, rapid, efficient and adaptable, reasonably priced, innovative and interconnected.

We believe in transport markets that are fair, well-regulated and non-discriminatory to different modes or users.

IRU General Assembly
General Assembly
IRU leadership 2020-2022
IRU leadership 2020-2022
IRU Goods Transport Council
IRU Goods Transport Council
IRU Passenger Transport Council
IRU Passenger Transport Council

IRU is an independent, democratic international organisation. Members meet, debate and vote twice a year at the General Assembly and at two transport councils. IRU’s President and board, the Presidential Executive, are elected by active members and provide strategic, financial and organisational oversight.

Who are our members?

IRU members are primarily national associations for passenger or goods transport. They include associations of truck, bus, coach and taxi operators, associations for a specific category of road transport, chambers of commerce and automobile clubs. IRU also has associate members who are national and international not-for profit associations and companies.

IRU members

IRU members

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