, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers
, is a UK
organisationfounded in 1944 as a Professional Sector of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).It is one of the most respected names in UK transport with an acknowledged role as the impartial voice of the industry.
Its remit is to encourage ever-higher standards of excellence from a unique and independent standpoint. Safety in operation is a key priority and IRTE has an industry-leading role in this respect. Recent initiatives have included research into tipper stability, wheel loss prevention and assisting its members in understanding corporate liability
IRTE publishes the industry-respected monthly magazine Transport Engineer
, as well as a wide range of technical guides. IRTE is a partner in the CV Show, a commercial vehicle exhibition. It aims to assist the road transport industry in overcoming skills shortages and pioneered the IRTEC Licensing Scheme for technicians and mechanics.
A regional network of UK centres gives IRTE members opportunity to share ideas and contacts.
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 and company directors.