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IRU rewards best Eurasian hauliers 2010


05 Nov 2010


Euro & Finance

IRU recognises outstanding Eurasian road transport companies for their implementation of best practices in environmental protection, corporate social responsibility and economic performance in 2010.


Geneva – On the occasion of the General Assembly of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), IRU President, Janusz Lacny, presented the 8th IRU awards for the “Best Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Road Transport Operator”, which has now expanded its geographical scope to cover the Eurasian landmass.

The award, organised jointly with the CIS Transport Coordination Council, recognises outstanding performance in road transport management, including the development and implementation of best practices in favour of social programmes and environmental preservation. This year, the jury paid particular attention to the security and safety programmes implemented by the candidate companies.

Separate awards were presented to the best company in each of the three different fleet size categories:

    * Category 1 Award (up to 10 vehicles): ATP #6 (Belarus), for the high environmental standards of its fleet and attention paid to transport security;
    * Category 2 Award (11 to 50 vehicles): Auto Lux (Ukraine), for the high environmental standards of its fleet and strong focus on driver training;
    * Category 3 Award (more than 50 vehicles): Rapid (Ukraine), for its novel integrated management system guaranteeing high environmental, safety, security and social standards.

The IRU Certificate of Honour was awarded to five companies for their achievements in specific areas. These certificates went to PC Metelkov S.B. (Russia) for the high quality standards of its services; Avtodom Motors KST (Kazakhstan), for programmes focusing on staff capacity building; Karakojunly (Turkmenistan), for its strong support for the development of Euro-Asian road transport links; ZakarpatEvroTrans (Ukraine), for the high ecological standards of its fleet; and Intertransavto (Belarus), for its employee social programmes.

Entries were assessed by an international jury which comprised: K.Sidiknazarov , Chairman of IRU Liaison Committee to Eurasia (CLEA); I.Rounov IRU Under Secretary General and IRU General Delegate to Eurasia; C. Izmailov, Chairman of the CIS Coordinating Transport Conference Committee; D. Cheltsov, Chairman of the Transport and Customs Committee, Association of European Businesses in Russia; A. Chesnokov, Head of the Russian Foreign Center (Roszarubezhcenter), A. Zaboev, Head of the Department, Research Institute for Transport Policy; and S. Domnina, Chairman of the Guild of Logistics Operators, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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