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IRU awards top road transport managers


30 Apr 2012



The IRU awards prestigious IRU “Top Road Transport Manager” to 59 managers from 17 countries worldwide, for their promotion of safe, secure, environmentally friendly and efficient road transport through their professional experience and managerial achievements.

Geneva – IRU General Assembly today awarded the IRU “Top Road Transport Manager” to 59 managers from 17 countries.

This new award was created in 2011 to honour top managers of road transport companies, engaged in the national or international transport of goods or passengers by road, including taxi companies, whose managerial achievements focus on solutions that improve environmental protection, road safety and productivity.

Qualifying as an award nominee requires much more than a person’s ability to improve the company’s growth. An excellent manager constantly seeks to improve the high quality and sustainability of transport services the company provides by embracing, supporting and enacting a set of core values in moral qualities and labour standards as well as innovative solutions to improve environmental protection, road safety and productivity, and by developing drivers’ skills according to national and international road transport standards and best practices.

Managers must also hold the appropriate CPC Manager Diploma and should actively promote vocational training for themselves and their staff, such as the activities of the IRU Academy’s Accredited Training Institutes, to ensure that the road transport industry and its employees are in tune with the latest legislative and practical developments impacting the sector.

IRU President, Janusz Lacny, stated: “This distinction confirms the wide professional experience, moral qualities and specific achievements of all nominees, as well as the IRU’s position that excellence in road transport can only be achieved through the proper vocational training of managers and staff. This ‘IRU Top Manager Award’ will ensure appropriate international recognition of exemplary top road transport managers who have been successfully active at the management level in the road transport industry and have demonstrated outstanding professional experience and a high level of know-how, while improving the image of the road transport industry.”

This year’s recipients come from the following countries: Bulgaria (1), Moldova (3), Ukraine (2), Russia (10), Spain (3), Belarus (3), Czech Republic (8), Estonia (4), Belgium (1), Morocco (4), Kazakhstan (2), Kyrgyzstan (2), Latvia (2), Romania (2), United Kingdom (2), Turkey (9), Poland (1).

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See the regulations for the IRU Top Road Transport Manager award

Learn more on the IRU Academy CPC Manager Diploma

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