Fri, 12 Jul 2024 06:06:51 +0000

Fleet operators must prioritise decarbonisation within their own businesses and understand the changes that must be made to future proof competitiveness. That’s the view of Aidan Flynn, CEO FTA Ireland. “Mirroring the well documented narrative that decarbonising Heavy Duty Vehicle fleets will be complex and require a multi-faceted approach, the recently published ‘Decarbonising the Road [...]

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 05:33:11 +0000

Diamond Trucks, the Renault Trucks dealer operating from two sites in Northern Ireland and Warrington, Cheshire, has acquired Border Trucks in Carlisle, the Renault Trucks sales and service dealership for the area bordering Scotland and England. Part of the Setanta Group, Dublin, Diamond Trucks has built a longstanding reputation for service excellence in Mallusk, Belfast, [...]

Fri, 12 Jul 2024 04:51:05 +0000

A new Driver Security Guide to increase the safety and security of truck drivers facing an escalation in criminal attacks in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region has been launched by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The 24-page Guide is available to download free of change from the industry Association’s website in [...]

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 17:49:09 +0000

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of dangerous driving behaviours on Irish roads. The audio campaign tackles five dangerous behaviours – speeding, drink driving, distracted driving, not wearing seatbelts and drug driving. It comprises six separate radio adverts (which also run on digital audio, including podcasts and [...]

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 08:25:25 +0000

Portadown based Manfreight, a leader in logistics and distribution across Ireland and the UK, is partnering with Portadown Rugby Football Club (RFC) as its main sponsor. This partnership highlights Manfreight’s dedication to supporting local sports and enhancing community engagement. Manfreight’s sponsorship will provide essential resources to Portadown RFC, enabling the club to improve its facilities, [...]

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 08:05:23 +0000

Volvo Trucks’ line-up at the IAA 2024 exhibition will be packed with proof points of Volvo’s determination to decarbonize transport and prevent accidents. Volvo will show trucks with battery-electric powertrains, fuel cells and renewable fuels in combustion engines – a strategy that enables sustainable transport today and tomorrow. IAA 2024 will be a great opportunity [...]

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:53:27 +0000

As part of its ongoing partnership with DHL Supply Chain, Tesco Ireland has taken delivery of 50 state-of-the-art biomethane fuelled trucks which will operate across its country-wide distribution network.  The trucks will immediately replace 50 diesel units, cutting down tailpipe carbon emissions by up to 90%. The biomethane fleet will be operated by DHL and [...]

Wed, 10 Jul 2024 08:31:11 +0000

Government will need to work hand in hand with the road haulage industry, as the country moves towards a zero-emission future Minister of State for Transport, Environment & Climate Action, James Lawless, made the admission as FTA Ireland launched its impressive report entitled Decarbonising the Road Freight Sector. Minister Lawless commented: “The heavy goods road [...]

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 16:03:04 +0000

If Irish heavy duty vehicle fleet operators are to decarbonise their fleets successfully, it will be vital that government and industry coordinate their efforts to provide the vision and guidance that the process can be as effective as possible. So says a new report “Decarbonising the Road Freight Sector Ireland”, launched today (9 July 2024) [...]

Tue, 09 Jul 2024 10:27:07 +0000

CleverTec Systems has teamed up with Queclink Wireless Solutions to develop all-in-one fleet and video telematics for electric cargo bikes. With the adoption of e-bikes within the last-mile delivery sector on the rise, the partnership will develop a bespoke technology solution to meet the road safety and performance needs of this emerging mode of urban freight [...]

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 12:52:44 +0000

Perennial Freight, a leading Irish road transport specialist with daily services to the UK and mainland Europe, has adopted a sophisticated multi-camera system to support driver welfare, reduce insurance costs and operate responsibly. The company has teamed up with Camera Telematics to roll out the technology solution across 85 HGVs that operate from three locations [...]

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 10:21:19 +0000

Certas Energy supplied more than 250,000 litres of renewable diesel to the British Grand Prix in support of its mission to reach net zero emissions. Certas Energy, the UK’s largest distributer of fuel and lubricants,won the contract to supply HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) to the historic Formula 1 event, which took place at the weekend. [...]

Mon, 08 Jul 2024 10:19:16 +0000

Newly manufactured vehicles sold in Ireland must now come equipped with a range of advanced safety systems. The move comes with the implementation of an EU regulation which aims to significantly reduce deaths and serious injuries on roads by mandating certain Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in new vehicles. The second General Safety Regulation, GSR2, [...]

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 05:36:08 +0000

Irish Air Freight Logistics Ltd has become the 130th company to offer the the LAA – Logistics Associate Apprenticeship in Ireland. Applications are now being accepted for the Apprenticeship opportunity at the company’s office in Dublin 17. The company’s LAA programme combines work-based learning with academic coursework at Technological University Dublin City Campus one day a [...]

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 05:28:24 +0000

SDC’s Tipping Skeletal is the most robust on the market for bulk container tipping, according to the manufacturer. Manufactured with premium components and safety features, the trailer can be specified with a wide range of options tailored to suit the operator’s specific requirements. SDC offers four different models in our tipping skeletal range: ➡️ 40ft [...]

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:29:56 +0000

The Republic of Ireland’s first ever dedicated Bio-CNG refuelling station has the capacity to refuel 50 HGVs per day. Located at FoodCentral in St Margarets North Co. Dublin, this 2,900 square metre site can refuel up to 50 HGVs per day from one dual sided high-speed dispenser. When the station is at full utilisation, it [...]

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 18:17:37 +0000

WP4 Window Cleaning in Co Kilkenny has taken delivery of a new Renault Master Red Edition L4H2 RWD 145 BHP. Supplied by Setanta Vehicle sales in Dublin the Renault Master Red Edition L4H2 is a versatile van that comes with a reverse camera, rear step, reverse sensors, and side marker lights. It also includes a [...]

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 05:24:03 +0000

Warranty Manager, Dermot O’Byrne, has retired after an incredible 46-years with DAF Distributors Ireland. Simon Teevan, writing on LinkedIn.com commented: “We would like to thank Dermot for his unstinting service and wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.

Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:52:21 +0000

Dublin SafePort, the port-wide collaborative safety initiative at Dublin Port, has been recognised by the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) at its congress in Tanger Med, Morocco. One of the IMHA’s three annual prizes, the ‘Safe, Efficient & Secure Port Award’ recognises operational leadership from across the IHMA’s global membership in 50 countries. Dublin SafePort [...]

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 10:29:21 +0000

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has stressed the importance of a pragmatic approach to decarbonising commercial road transport based on proven, available efficiency measures. IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto says that Governments need to support proven efficiency measures, at the same time as alternative fuels investment, to decarbonise effectively. “Greening the world road [...]

Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:43:50 +0000

If you are planning on exhibiting at the CV Workshop EXPO, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday 12-13th October at the RDS, Dublin, you need to book your stand now as stand availability is running out fast. “Exhibition space is almost sold out in the CV Workshop EXPO. We have just a handful of [...]

Mon, 17 Jun 2024 18:32:42 +0000

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging drivers and passengers to always wear a seat belt on every journey. The call comes as research from the RSA found that seatbelt wearing rates decreased among drivers and front seat passengers between 2022 and 2023. This research was a manual observational study of seat belt wearing of drivers [...]

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 05:07:43 +0000

FTA Ireland has announced details of its latest training course on Sustainable Fleet Operations. This 1 Day course aims to Develop your knowledge of sustainable operations. To describe the legislation in relation to sustainability In increase your carbon literacy To describe the requirements on business in relation to ESG To outline the supports available for [...]

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 04:54:16 +0000

In the dynamic transportation landscape, the quest for sustainability has spurred innovation and reshaped how we power our vehicles. As the largest fuel card network in Ireland and Northern Ireland, Radius | DCI is at the forefront of this transformation, championing solutions that balance environmental sustainability with practicality and efficiency. Radius | DCI’s commitment to [...]

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 04:22:33 +0000

Dipetane Fuel Technology has confirmed its participation at the CV Workshop EXPO, at the RDS Dublin on 12-13th October. Dipetane is a fuel lubricant that goes beyond traditional fuel treatments. Dipetane cleans DPFs, valves, pistons, and injectors, helping your engine last longer. It also reduces emissions, positively contributes to the environment and helps improve fuel [...]