Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:49:59 +0000

Car insurance brand Quote Devil has reported that accusations of ‘blatant profiteering’ and calls for the M50 toll to be abolished were among complaints received by the Department of Transport and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in the wake of recent toll increases. Many complaints were submitted within days of the original TII announcement that most [...]

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:34:51 +0000

Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, has reached an exclusive agreement with Zeus, one of the fastest growing logistic-tech innovators in Europe, to acquire the exclusive evergreen rights to its market-leading digital freight management solutions in the UK and Ireland. Earlier in 2023, Wincanton set out a strategic shift within its transport business to [...]

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:07:50 +0000

Irish learner drivers could use the motorway in lessons and tests after a new campaign calls for mandatory training.The team at LeaseCar are calling for all new drivers in Ireland to learn how to use the motorway before they receive their pass certificate in a bid to cut collisions and improve driving skills. Image credit: [...]

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 04:55:49 +0000

XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has introduced 30 additional longer semi-trailer fleet (LST) vehicles in the UK and Ireland while reducing CO2 emissions by almost 1,000 tonnes or 7 million kilograms annually. The specialised LSTs boost capacity by 180 per cent compared to a single deck trailer, [...]

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 11:48:38 +0000

A year in the making, Pall-Ex Group’s ETA software brings artificial intelligence into the world of freight distribution to provide its customers with a two-hour delivery window for its palletised freight. Market demand for ETAs within the palletised freight distribution sector has hugely increased over the last few years after becoming customary for parcel deliveries. With [...]

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:10:15 +0000

Leading Swedish ferry operator, Stena Line has officially commenced its new Dublin – Liverpool (Birkenhead) freight service. The addition of the new route is expected to further boost the company’s freight volumes following a record year on its Irish Sea services in 2023. The first sailing on the new service left Dublin Port’s Terminal 5 this [...]

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:36:41 +0000

Warburtons, Britain’s largest bakery brand, has chosen Tiger Trailers to provide 38 rigid box vans to join its nationwide fleet of vehicles delivering fresh bread to 18,500 stores across the country every day. Approaching Tiger in the winter of 2022, Warburtons needed the vehicles to be designed to meet its unique operational requirements. Set to [...]

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 10:18:10 +0000

Pallet-Track, one of the leading UK pallet networks has announced that its existing Shareholder Member, TST Group, is extending the partnership to support Pallet-Track’s Northern Irish operation. Family-run TST Group, the transport and logistics specialist based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, has been a shareholder of Pallet-Track since 2017 and manages an average of 500 pallets [...]

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 09:41:25 +0000

Hultsteins, the Swedish and UK sustainable refrigeration equipment manufacturer, announces a key appointment aimed at helping to introduce the company’s carbon-cutting, Ecogen system to temperature-controlled operators in Ireland. Darryl Morgan, former director of the well-established refrigerated transport company Morgan Transport, joins Hultsteins with over 20 years’ transport industry experience, gained across multiple sectors. In addition [...]

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 05:19:06 +0000

The second National Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week #LogisticsWeek will take place from Monday 26 February to Saturday 2 March 2024. National Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week will consist of a mix of in-person and online events at both national and regional levels.. The key aim of Logistics Week is to promote careers and educational [...]

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 05:18:49 +0000

Momentum is building ahead of this year’s CV Workshop EXPO, with confirmation today that leading commercial vehicle parts specialist Interparts Cavan is doubling the size of its stand.Interparts Cavan offers one of the widest ranges of both genuine and alternative truck, trailer and light commercial parts to suit all makes, including DAF, Volvo, Scania, Renault, [...]

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 10:52:24 +0000

The CV Workshop EXPO, which will run alongside the Auto Trade EXPO, at the RDS, Dublin is set to take place on Saturday & Sunday, 12-13th October.Held in Hall 8, the two EXPOs will run side by side in a seamless experience for visitors. The 2022 event attracted more than 8,000 visitors  over the course of [...]

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 11:34:51 +0000

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the return of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Executive. “We’re committed to working with ministers and key stakeholders on the many challenges the industry and the supply chain face,” Paul Mummery, spokesperson for the RHA said. He added: “It is critical that the trading arrangements ensure that goods [...]

Tue, 06 Feb 2024 10:48:34 +0000

The Upply x Ti x IRU European road freight rates index shows that the Q4 spot rate index was down 14.8 points year over year. However, the quarter-over-quarter fall in the contractual rates index was limited to 0.9 points, due to high costs and, in particular, the toll increases in Q4 2023. The spot index [...]

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 17:20:26 +0000

Implementation of Ireland’s first freight strategy has started positively, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI), which represents the interests of logistics businesses across the country. But in order for the plan to be totally effective, more assistance will be needed from government to ensure a successful transition to a greener industry. “A freight strategy for Ireland [...]

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:32:38 +0000

The Department of Transport has published a progress report on Ireland’s first ever Road Haulage Strategy. The report was launched by Minister of State Jack Chambers at a meeting with stakeholders of the haulage sector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the sector, review progress made towards implementation of the strategy actions and to seek [...]

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 04:48:11 +0000

Light Commercial vehicles (LCV) registrations are up 35.3% (7,500) compared to January last year (5,542) and HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are also showing an increase of 7.8% (458) in comparison to January 2023 (425), figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry confirm.   “Sales of commercial vehicles, both Light (LCV) and [...]

Thu, 01 Feb 2024 16:16:51 +0000

Current protests in France, as well as recent and possible new protests in other Member States, can endanger the free movement of goods, one of the fundamental principles of the EU, while jeopardising the security of drivers and their cargo. The European Commission must intervene to ensure the free movement of goods, according to the [...]

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 20:13:23 +0000

Queclink Wireless Solutions, a global provider of IoT devices and solutions, has launched a highly versatile, smart dashcam to meet the diverse and changing needs of the fleet marketplace in the UK. The CV200 offers AI-driven video functionality and comprehensive telematics, alongside the ability to add a secondary camera and integrate with the vehicle’s communication [...]

Tue, 30 Jan 2024 11:19:33 +0000

New controls are coming to Uk Borders for the importation of medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food (and feed) of non-animal origin from the EU, according to FTA Ireland. CEO Aidan Flynn commented: “The UK border target operating model will implement controls through three major milestones. From 31 January 2024: [...]

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 19:13:07 +0000

Totalkare has confirmed its participation at the CV Show in Birmingham in April 2024. The workshop equipment specialist will renew its significant presence at the show with plans to include vehicle lifts, brake testers, and live wheel alignment and tyre changer demonstrations. There will be over 25 items of heavy duty and light commercial workshop [...]

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 15:10:20 +0000

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on land-owners to cut their hedgerows before the March 1 deadline, to ensure they are not causing a potentially serious road safety hazard. Properly maintained hedges protect vulnerable road users who are not forced onto the road by overgrown hedges. [...]

Thu, 25 Jan 2024 09:41:19 +0000

The DAF Trucks EV Relay is arriving in Ireland, with a DAF LF electric scheduled to visit DAF Trucks Ireland’s Dublin headquarters in early February 2024. The DAF Trucks EV Relay started in the UK in November 2023 and has seen two DAF LF Electric 4×2 rigids tour the DAF Dealer Network to train and [...]

Tue, 23 Jan 2024 18:31:28 +0000

The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications  is expanding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for tyres from the beginning of 2025. From 1 January 2025, the scheme will include all categories of tyres set out in the Tyres Regulations (8th regulation). Currently, the EPR scheme manages tyres for passenger cars, 4x4s, van and motorcycle [...]

Tue, 23 Jan 2024 09:04:41 +0000

Motorists have been told to follow expert advice for staying safe when driving in heavy wind and wet conditions during Storm Jocelyn. The car rental experts StressFreeCarRental.com have offered seven top tips for drivers, with treacherous weather conditions currently sweeping the nation. Driving in the wind and rain can present many difficulties on the road [...]