Wed, 31 May 2023 09:07:42 +0000

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), and An Garda Síochána (AGS) have teamed up with Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) to produce a series of videos to inform motorists how to share the roads safely with horse riders. Road users are being urged to be cautious and to ‘pass wide and slow’ when encountering [...]

Tue, 30 May 2023 14:38:47 +0000

The European Commission wants to take into account the effect of trailers on the CO2 emissions of heavy-goods vehicles in road charging schemes that differentiate tolls based on vehicles’ CO2 emissions. Although a trailer does not consume energy by itself, towing it requires energy from the vehicle to which it is attached. Efficient trailers can benefit both [...]

Tue, 30 May 2023 11:54:32 +0000

TruTac, as part of the Microlise Group, will be presenting new modules and product features within their range of fleet management and compliance control software at this year’s Road Transport Expo in Stoneleigh. Headlining the new modules is TruFleet Workshop: designed to improve asset management and maintenance planning. The new tool enables TruFleet users to [...]

Fri, 26 May 2023 07:01:53 +0000

The Road Safety Authority RSA is warning drivers, including HGV drivers of the dangers of using their mobile phone when driving. In Ireland, RSA research found that 1 in 14 people use their mobile phone at least sometimes while driving to take photos/videos to share on social media. The RSA says you are times more [...]

Fri, 26 May 2023 06:14:02 +0000

Setanta Vehicle Sales has added a new Renault Turbo Compound 480 to its demonstration fleet this week in the form of a T-High 4×2 Evolution. The 13Litre TC Engine boasts power and fuel economy performance while looking sleek , the truck boasts many extras including: Front air suspension Alloy wheels ACC Amber marker lights Top [...]

Fri, 26 May 2023 05:30:16 +0000

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has met with EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean at a crucial time in the development of important social, environmental and digitalisation files related to road transport. IRU President Radu Dinescu and EU Advocacy Director Raluca Marian met with EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean to discuss current issues and future [...]

Fri, 26 May 2023 05:23:19 +0000

Krone Trailer UK are showing two market-proven examples from their extensive trailer range at this year’s RTX Show in Stoneleigh in the UK. The Dry Liner is a multi-purpose high security steel box trailer designed for a wide range of operations such as events, garment carriage and high value electricals. Dual ride height and exceptional [...]

Thu, 25 May 2023 11:00:57 +0000

Applied Driving has teamed up with VisionTrack, a global leader of AI video telematics and connected vehicle data, to develop a video-enabled safe driving solution. The companies will bring together the proven benefits of automated risk reduction, 360-degree vision and cloud-based video analysis for the first time to revolutionise fleet and driver safety.  “This is [...]

Thu, 25 May 2023 07:13:27 +0000

 Signify,  a leader in lighting, has equipped Dublin Port Tunnel in Ireland, an iconic infrastructure spanning 9km, with energy-efficient LED lighting for all its 1800 light points in the tunnel. The upgraded lighting has achieved up to 60% reduction in electricity use (based on 2022 rates), or the equivalent of the electricity consumed by up [...]

Wed, 24 May 2023 16:13:13 +0000

The Euro 7 Emission Regulation will impact directly on the Parts Trade in several key emissions-related parts, which independent distributors and wholesalers sell in quantity today, according to FIGIEFA, the automotive aftermarket distributors organisation. The issue relates to the introduction of tamper protection measures under Euro 7, whereby authorities at EU level will require manufacturers [...]

Wed, 24 May 2023 16:07:06 +0000

The highly successful CV Workshop EXPO returns next year, after a successful debut at the RDS, Dublin last October. The bi-ennial EXPO will take place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, 12th & 13th October, 2024. Last year’s staging of the CV Workshop EXPO, gave the Irish commercial vehicle aftermarket and transport [...]

Tue, 23 May 2023 12:57:40 +0000

 Transport Exchange Group, the UK’s leading online freight exchange platform, is helping its members to operate more dynamically and competitively in a highly volatile marketplace with the launch of an industry-first load pricing data service. Price Per Mile (PPM) will offer simple, timely and accurate insight into changing road transport rates for the first time, [...]

Mon, 22 May 2023 10:05:36 +0000

Sligo Haulage and Distribution Ltd has just added new signage to its new warehouse facility in Sligo. The company offers some of the most diverse logistics and supply chain solutions in the North West of Ireland, including a daily groupage service from Dublin into Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim and Roscommon. The company’s mixed fleet of artics, [...]

Mon, 22 May 2023 09:36:41 +0000

Supply chain visibility has been a hot innovation topic for more than the last five years, as tracking technology has evolved and more benefits have been identified. But getting past the market hype, what real progress has been made, and what is left to be done to give supply chain and logistics professionals comprehensive visibility [...]

Fri, 19 May 2023 05:50:12 +0000

Logistics UK has highlighted its members’ concerns on the draft Border Target Operating Model in a roundtable meeting in government, hosted by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. The meeting follows a letter Logistics UK’s CEO, David Wells, had sent to the Minister regarding the planned new controls on imports from the [...]

Fri, 19 May 2023 05:26:33 +0000

The all-new Mercedes-Benz second-generation, entry-level van, Citan has arrived in Ireland and is now making its way into dealer showrooms. Priced from €23,245 (ex VAT), its arrival marks the entry by Mercedes-Benz in Ireland into what their commercial vehicles sales manager, Fergus Conheady says is the ‘highly-competitive’ 1-tonne panel van segment. Buoyed by the popularity [...]

Fri, 19 May 2023 05:20:33 +0000

HGV drivers are being advised to ensure that any prescription medication they take does not impair their ability to drive safely. Some medications can cause drowsiness, dizziness, or other side effects that may affect your driving skills. Read the medication labels and consult your doctor or pharmacist about any potential side effects that may impact [...]

Thu, 18 May 2023 08:11:51 +0000

The Upply x Ti x IRU European road freight rates index for Europe shows that both spot and contract rates are falling q-o-q, dropping by 7.5 and 2.8 points, respectively. Spot rates in the European road freight market have experienced their second consecutive quarter of decline, marking a significant shift since the onset of the [...]

Thu, 18 May 2023 06:56:11 +0000

The Council of the EU has adopted a new emissions trading system for road transport (ETS II), which will apply to road transport fuel suppliers starting 2027, unless oil and gas prices are exceptionally high. EU Member States formally adopted the ETS II text that the European Parliament had passed, which the Council and Parliament [...]

Wed, 17 May 2023 11:18:39 +0000

VisionTrack has become the official video telematics partner for the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC), which begins at the Misano World Circuit track in Italy later this month. VisionTrack will provide an advanced multi-camera solution to all competing teams that will support race officials throughout the eight-date calendar as well as capture broadcast [...]

Tue, 16 May 2023 09:02:35 +0000

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is calling on the British Government to meet with hauliers to set out how Windsor Framework customs and SPS processes would work. The call comes amid industry concern about the lack of clarity on what the process would be for moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. RHA members [...]

Mon, 15 May 2023 09:58:19 +0000

Krone is showing its ‘all-rounder’ Box Liner container carrier at this year’s MultiModal Show which, says the company, guarantees greater versatility and easier handling for operators in the UK and Ireland. The versatile Krone Box Liner, sliding-bogie skeletal trailer is designed to carry 20’,30’,40’ and 45’ containers; two boxes at once or any standard sized [...]

Mon, 15 May 2023 08:13:59 +0000

Volvo dealers, McCarthy Commercials continues to go from strength to strength as the company in Munster and south Leinster on the back of offering high levels of customer service.Established over 49 years ago, McCarthy Commercials operates three dealer networks across the South and South East of Ireland. “As Munster’s largest Volvo Truck dealership, we understand [...]

Fri, 12 May 2023 05:35:46 +0000

Calling all employers – Have you registered as an employer yet for the Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship ? CDAP.ie is currently in the process of getting all its newly interested employers registered as an apprentice employer so they can place apprentices on the Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship in September 2023! Not sure if you will [...]

Fri, 12 May 2023 05:26:05 +0000

HGVIreland.com is in the process of compiling a Commercial Vehicle Tools & Equipment Catalogue, which will be published in the coming weeks. This catalogue will be brimful of all the latest tools and equipment – from mobile column lifts, to wheel alignment equipment, truck tyre changes and much more. To get your free copy of [...]