75 candles for IRU
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It was founded in Geneva on 23 March 1948, created by eight national road transport associations to partner with the United Nations and other governmental organisations.
In the decades since, IRU has expanded to all corners of the globe, representing, via its member national road transport associations in almost 80 countries, the entire commercial passenger and goods road transport ecosystem, from small family firms to major multinationals.
Today, IRU represents over 3.5 million road transport companies operating mobility and logistics services. One of its main achievements has been the development and promotion of the TIR system to speed trucks more efficiently across borders. Happy birthday IRU! (ben)