The IRU General Assembly today awarded the IRU “Top Road Transport Manager” to 65 managers from 15 countries, notably for the first time from two Latin American IRU Member Associations, for their best-in-class leadership and managerial achievements in promoting safe, secure, environmentally-friendly and efficient road transport.

The IRU created this prestigious award to honour top managers of road transport companies, including bus, coach, taxi and truck, for their excellence and professionalism in providing innovative solutions to enhance environmental protection, road safety and productivity. But it takes more than a person’s ability to improve a company’s growth to qualify as an award nominee.

Commenting on the skills necessary to win this award, IRU President, Janusz Lacny, said, “Top road transport managers constantly look for ways to improve the high quality and sustainability of transport services their company provides. They are people who embrace core values in social responsibility and professionalism and seek to develop the skills of the entire team to make our industry the best it can be.”

Indeed, managers must hold the appropriate CPC Manager Diploma and should actively promote vocational training for themselves and their staff, such as the training programmes 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 operational developments impacting the sector.

The Top Road Transport Manager award confirms the wide professional experience and outstanding achievements of all nominees. It celebrates the success stories of exemplary managers who deserve international recognition for their high level of know-how and work to raise the profile and strengthen the efficiency of the road transport industry.

The winners of this year’s award come from: Argentina (3), Belarus (2), Czech Republic (1), Estonia (4), FYROM (11), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (7), Latvia (2), Mexico (8), Moldova (2), Morocco (5), Romania (6), Russia (6), Spain (3) and Ukraine (3). See full list in annex.


Original source: IRU