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IRU and Iranian Road Transport Sector Rally Behind Road Safety

IRU and Iran’s public and private road transport sector have held a hybrid conference on road safety, professional qualifications and the transport of dangerous goods.

To support road safety, regional integration and further professionalise Iran’s road transport sector, IRU, together with the Road Maintenance and Transport Organisation (RMTO) and IRU member ICCIMA, organised a hybrid conference, titled “Setting-up Iran as a road transport professional excellence hub to drive progress and sustainability”.

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto said, “We are delighted to witness the exemplary initiative taken by Iran’s road transport sector to establish harmonised professional qualification standards.”

“We look very much forward to working together to make IRU’s internationally recognised standards available to the Road Maintenance and Transport Organisation and its partners to train, assess and certify all Iranian commercial road professionals,” he added.

Daryush Amani, Deputy Minister of Transport and the president of RMTO, said, “Iran’s road transport sector is pursuing key measures to align itself with the highest internationally recognised training, examination and professional certification standards. We’re going beyond traditional training to enhance the professional qualification of Iranian drivers, benefitting from IRU’s expertise and capacity.”

The Iranian Technical and Vocational Training Organization highlighted how innovative content and training methodologies, standards and best practices would enhance standards and harmonise safe and professional transport practices, including the implementation of the maximum legal driving time of nine hours per day.

On the transport of dangerous goods, IRU also emphasised the importance for Iran to join the Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). 

With today’s increasing awareness of safety, security and environmental challenges, road transport operators and drivers must comply with existing and anticipated regulations. The IRU Academy Transport of Dangerous Goods programme is tailored to the practical needs of road transport companies and their drivers, preparing them for ever-demanding market and regulatory conditions.

The conference, which was attended by over 150 participants from the public and private Iranian road transport sectors, was the result of the long-standing collaboration between IRU, RMTO and ICCIMA, which was strengthened with the signature of an addendum to their Memorandum of Understanding in February 2023.

Source : IRU