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NatRoad joins International Road Transport Union

NatRoad’s status as a national transport association has grown with its latest international partnership

The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has announced that it has joined the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as its newest member.

NatRoad’s members represent all sectors of the road transport industry, such as general freight, road trains, livestock, express and car carriers as well as tankers and refrigerated operators.

IRU secretary general Umberto de Pretto says the IRU is happy to welcome NatRoad.

“With a history spanning 75 years, they play a critical role in improving the industry and operating environment for all Australian road transport operators,” de Pretto says.

“We look forward to helping them further expand the critical services they provide to Australian operators, supply chains and, by extension, society at large.

“The global IRU network will surely benefit from NatRoad’s extensive knowledge in improving sector conditions as well as in sustainability and environmental matters, particularly eco-trucks, given Australia’s long experience with road trains.”

NatRoad has 2,000 members throughout every Australian state and territory that collectively employ more than 15,000 employees.

NatRoad CEO Warren Clark says the association is delighted to join IRU and tap into its international perspective and expertise.

“Our key priorities are to help our members and create the conditions for a thriving, safe and profitable road transport industry in Australia, and joining IRU will only further these objectives,” Clark says.

“Our commitment to safety, efficiency, sustainability and industry best practices aligns perfectly with the values upheld by IRU. We particularly look forward to working with IRU’s global network of national associations and leading international road transport companies to exchange on decarbonisation avenues and best practices.”

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