Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:19:41 +0000

Cheshire manufacturer, Tiger Trailers, has once again demonstrated the efficiency, attractive lead times, punctuality, and high quality that it offers, delivering twenty-five curtainside trailers for A1 Transport (NI) Ltd of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on time and in full during Q2 2022. A1 Transport’s switch to a new articulated trailer supplier was significantly influenced by long [...]

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:06:05 +0000

Polar Ice, Ireland’s largest manufacturer and supplier of dry ice products, is one of the first employers to sign up for the the new Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship. Aidan Flynn, FTA Ireland CEO commented: “Polar Ice Ltd is one of the first employers registered to employ an apprentice for this programme and we [...]

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:24:44 +0000

Leading building materials firm Roadstone, a CRH company, has enhanced its Irish fleet of heavy commercial vehicles with the recent addition of a new Mercedes-Benz Econic 3235L truck. The first of its kind in Ireland, the Econic low entry unit offers a new level of safety for operating a mixer truck in a city environment with an ideal driving position for an eye level view [...]

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 20:27:39 +0000

HGV Ireland Online magazine has been confirmed as the official media partner of CV Workshop EXPO, which will take place at the RDS Dublin, on Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16. The CV Workshop EXPO will showcase all aspects of the commercial vehicle aftermarket in a major trade only aftermarket event. Running alongside the long established [...]

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:42:50 +0000

Logistics UK has given the government’s Future of Freight plan the thumbs up, describing it as a positive step forward for the freight industry. Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK commented: “The publication of the Future of Freight plan is a positive step forward for industry; it reaffirms government’s vital support of [...]

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:28:52 +0000

When its previous 3PL partnership came to an end, leading international retailer, Primark, faced the challenge of specifying, procuring, and commissioning an all-new fleet of tractors and trailers on the road within just a few months to maintain the efficiency of its supply chain – and Tiger Trailers rose to this challenge in partnership with [...]

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 23:44:10 +0000

The Government in the UK  has unveiled a multi-million-pound new plan to bolster the supply chain and create a more resilient and greener haulage sector. A major campaign to recruit and retain a skilled workforce in the logistics sector has been launched. This builds on the Government’s unprecedented action during the pandemic which has led [...]

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:13:45 +0000

Being followed too closely by other drivers is the behaviour that distracts motorists most on Britain’s roads, latest research reveals. A survey commissioned by the UK’s leading independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, asked 1,000 motorists to rank a series of occurrences on how distracting they are, with one in three (30 per cent) of [...]

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:35:23 +0000

Ctrack by Inseego and FLS – FAST LEAN SMART have entered into a technology partnership to deliver dynamic field service scheduling solutions for mobile FM and engineering teams in the UK. Under the agreement, the companies will integrate their respective fleet telematics and field service management software solutions to enable organisations to effectively coordinate remote [...]

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:07:58 +0000

Pioneers of fleet safety are being encouraged to put themselves forwards to enter the prestigious UK Fleet Champions Awards. Fleets organisations across the UK have less than one month left to enter this year’s UK Fleet Champions Awards, which will be held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, on Thursday 20 October. The awards, sponsored by VisionTrack, recognise the [...]

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 09:44:19 +0000

The eSprinter ‘fits like a glove’. That’s according to Dublin-based speciality coffee roasters and retailers Cloud Picker on foot of upgrading its company van to the all-electric workhorse from Mercedes-Benz. Supplied by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer, M50 Truck and Van Centre, the new unit has gone into operation servicing the coffee company’s weekly deliveries in [...]

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 08:29:58 +0000

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) the world road transport organisation, has launched a 17-point emergency plan for governments to tackle rising fuel prices and their impact on transport networks, energy security and decarbonisation plans. Diesel prices are up by 63% globally since January 2021, spiking since the Ukraine war and with no end in sight [...]

Thu, 02 Jun 2022 10:17:50 +0000

At the launch of their June Bank Holiday Road Safety Appeal and National ‘Slow Down Day’ at NUI Galway today, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána urged drivers to slow down and always choose a speed that is appropriate to the driving conditions. To support the appeal An Garda Síochána are mounting [...]

Thu, 26 May 2022 16:02:10 +0000

Ireland’s freight and distribution sector has reinforced its commitment to the next generation of employees with the launch of a new Transport Operations and Commercial Driving apprenticeship, the first on the national framework of qualifications linked with the profession of Heavy Goods Vehicle Driving. Launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and [...]

Mon, 23 May 2022 12:34:17 +0000

While heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses account for only 4% of vehicles on Ireland’s roads, they account for 30% of all emissions in the road transport sector. As transport emissions continue to rise, Ireland faces a significant challenge to meet its emission reduction targets. Compressed natural gas (CNG) for transport is a key gas [...]

Fri, 20 May 2022 11:11:15 +0000

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are calling on motorists including HGV drivers to keep a safe distance and slow down when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads not only during National Bike Week, but every day of the year. [...]

Tue, 17 May 2022 09:29:36 +0000

One of Ireland’s largest transport companies, Perennial Freight, has chosen to further modernise its fleet of commercial vehicles by placing an order for 26 new Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty Actros trucks. Replacing its outgoing Mercedes-Benz tractor units, the new Actros will be delivered on a phased basis over the next two years. Supplied by Motor Distributors Limited, [...]

Tue, 10 May 2022 14:13:32 +0000

A humanitarian campaign ‘Safe harbour for Ukraine’ will gather essential supplies in Ireland and deliver them to the Ukraine, with the support of the Irish motor trade. The campaign which is supported by Irish Motor Dealers, begins on Wednesday May 11th and runs until Wednesday May 18th. Motor dealerships covering the entire island of Ireland [...]

Mon, 09 May 2022 15:29:25 +0000

The Transport Operations Commercial Driving Apprenticeship has launched a new website at www.CDAP.ie The programme has been developed as an apprenticeship route into the commercial driving and logistics sector, in response to challenges and changes within the sector. This apprenticeship is based on a collaboration between ATU Sligo and the FTAI, informed by the Consortium [...]

Fri, 06 May 2022 08:19:00 +0000

As time goes by the wheels and tyres of your car can be exposed to all sorts of debris on the open road. There are possibilities of scuffs, scratches and accumulating dust which can prevent your wheels from staying in top-notch condition. Whether you’re hoping to stay on top of safety, or you’re looking for [...]

Thu, 05 May 2022 14:35:23 +0000

Reynolds Logistics has committed to a five-year contract renewal with Gasrec. The deal will see Reynolds Logistics continue to collect biomethane from the Grain LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal, on the Isle of Grain, and deliver to Gasrec’s growing number of refuelling facilities around the UK. Andrew Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer at Reynolds Logistics, says: “The relationship we have built with [...]

Wed, 04 May 2022 10:56:50 +0000

The non-EU work permit application process for HGV drivers in Ireland is laborious, costly, inefficient and fraught with difficulties, according to FTA Ireland CEO Aidan Flynn. “The main issue seems to rest with the fact that there are so many departments and agencies involved in the process and they are not linked up. The timing [...]

Wed, 04 May 2022 10:03:48 +0000

Leading voices in decarbonising EU road transport are urgently calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to agree on ambitious targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. IRU, representing commercial road transport operators, together with ACEA, representing vehicle manufacturers, Transport & Environment, an NGO, and Hydrogen Europe, an association grouping companies and [...]

Tue, 03 May 2022 13:56:45 +0000

The Upply Ti IRU European road freight rates index for Europe hit an all-time high in Q1 2022 as rising cost pressures, supply and capacity disruptions, regulatory change and war in Ukraine created a potent mix of rate drivers. The Benchmark index rate rose by 4.3 points over the previous quarter, while it increased 7.5 [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:07:50 +0000

The  Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to motorists, including HGV drivers  to be aware of and to look out for motorcyclists, not just over the coming May Bank Holiday weekend but at all times. The appeal is being made as a worryingly high number of motorcyclists have died so far [...]