Institute of Road Transport Engineers

IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) was founded in 1944 and is one of the most respected names in UK transport.

IRTE supports transport engineers throughout their careers and encourages high standards, with an emphasis on safety and best practice.

IRTE members come from a wide variety of transport-related roles including apprentices and technicians in both the light and heavy vehicle and bus and coach sectors, workshop managers, fleet engineers, transport managers, company directors and the Armed Forces.

Recognised as the impartial voice of the industry, IRTE believes safety in operation is vital. Recent initiatives include research into tipper stability and safety, fuel efficiency, wheel loss prevention and tail lift safety.

Recognising the need for those working in the industry to prove their competence, IRTE pioneered the irtec Licensing Scheme for technicians and mechanics. An irtec licence certifies the skills and safety of technicians and mechanics working in road transport.

IRTE also audits passenger carrying and commercial vehicle workshops under IRTE Workshop Accreditation, providing maintenance providers with the tools to prove their high standards of work while also providing operators with the ability to choose their workshops with confidence.

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IRTE publishes monthly magazine Transport Engineer, renowned for its incisive features, news analysis and comment as well as a wide range of best practice guides. Visit the official Transport Engineer website for industry news, a supplier directory, the latest jobs, videos, white papers, product news, legislation updates, recall data and more.

IRTE Services Ltd (the trading arm of the SOE) is a partner in the CV Show.

A broad network of UK centres gives IRTE members the opportunity to meet other professionals, share ideas and network.

IRTE are also working with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to offer their industry leading 'Transport Manager Training' programmes in both Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operations.

To find out more about these programmes please click here.