Business plays critical role in keeping roads safe
Employers across Ireland have been urged to make road safety a critical part of their business plans at a European conference organised by the European Transport Safety Council, the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority and Garda Sochna.


LCV up 56% and HGV sales up 4% in first six months
SIMI have revealed that LCV sales are up hugely compared to the first half of last year while a good June saw HGV sales outstrip the first half of 2014 as well.


Loyalty the key for McAdoo
A little loyalty goes a long way in any line of work, the transport sector being a clear case in point.


Six decades of success
First set-up back in 1968, Thompson Fuels has established itself as one of the leading independent fuel providers in Northern Ireland.


Volvo Trucks releases five new features for rough terrain
Volvo Trucks continues to improve productivity within construction by releasing another five new features, including Volvo Dynamic Steering for dual front axles and increased front axle loads.


Fermanagh company invests in seven Euro 6 trucks
One of Irelands largest manufacturers is looking ahead to a strong 2015 by investing in seven new MAN Euro 6 trucks as it boosts its fleet.


Intelligent Telematics launches mobile app for instant access to crash footage
Intelligent Telematics, the leading provider of 3G vehicle camera and tracking solutions to the road transport and fleet sectors, has launched a mobile app that will enable operators to better monitor the wellbeing and status of vehicles and employees.


20 new Actros for Carna Transport
Castleblayney-based haulier Carna Transport has taken completed delivery of a 20-strong consignment of Mercedes-Benz Actros.


Family firm enters Golden Year with 12 MAN TGX tractor units
McBurney Transport, which is celebrating 50 successful years in business this year, has invested in 12 new tractor units for its 300-strong fleet.


Large DAF fleet renewal for Maritime Transport
Market-leading container operator, Maritime Transport, has commenced deliveries of a 120 tractor unit order for Euro-6 DAF XF 460 FTG Super Space Cabs.


Volvo Trucks certify the Synthetic Diesel HVO for all engines
After extensive field testing of the renewable synthetic diesel HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils), Volvo Trucks has approved the fuel for all its Euro-5 engines and are preparing certifications for Euro-6.


RSA & Gardai target new campaign at cyclists & HGV drivers to highlight blind spots on trucks
To mark the start of Bike Week 13th 21st June, the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Sochna, have today, Monday 15th June, 2015 launched a new campaign, targeting cyclists and truck drivers.


DAF unveils Future Truck Chassis Concept
With a vision to further increasing transport efficiency, DAF has built a prototype distribution truck with a significantly lower kerb weight.


Arocs rocks for PJ Gavin Sand & Gravel
Co. Kildare-based sand and gravel suppliers PJ Gavin Sand & Gravel is a company that understands the meaning of heavy-duty haulage.


Commercial Vehicle sector adapts to a changing market say Emerald Truck and Van
According to The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) new car sales were up by 11% during May compared to last year. SIMI also report that the Commercial Vehicle sector has increased even more dramatically with LCV (Light Commercial Vehicles) and HGV increasing by 35% and 38% respectively over the same period.


Reality Road is a daring two wheel stunt with a Volvo FH
In Reality Road, Volvo Trucks TV series, a Volvo FH is subjected to a true test of its strength when it is driven on two wheels. A stunt of this sort demands a lot from both the driver and the vehicle, says stunt co-ordinator Peter Pedrero.


Semperit Runner paves the way to a new family of tyres for freight and passenger transportation
Semperit is kicking off the introduction of a new tyre family for use in combined regional and long-distance transportation, with the launch of its steer axle tyre Runner F2 and the drive axle tyre Runner D2 in size 315/80 R22.5.


Hireco to invest 14m this year in new lorries as company launches lorry rental service
Hireco, the Northern Ireland based company which provides a full rental, leasing and 24/7 breakdown service for trucks and trailers across the UK and Ireland is delighted to announce an investment of 2.3 Million in 30 new Mercedes lorries.


Haulier wins new Scania R-Series truck in a Michelin competition
Directors at Hereford-based bulk haulier, Clive Price Transport, contest the idea there is no such thing as a free ride after winning a new Euro VI Scania R-Series truck in a Michelin competition.


Huge crowds expected for Full of the Pipe Truck Show Ireland on 6/7 June
The Cavan Equestrian Centre will once again host one of the best truck shows in the calendar when Full of the Pipe Truck Show Ireland returns for a sixth year on June 6th and 7th.


Nigel Langdons carries the extra load with Michelin X Multi T trailer tyres
Nagel Langdons, part of the Nagel-Group which provides chilled and frozen food distribution and warehousing to Ireland and the UK, is extending the tyre replacement intervals on its four 14.6m longer semi-trailers (LSTs) by more than 80,000 km after moving them onto Michelins new X Multi T trailer tyres.


Barry Training Services Celebrates 25 Years of RTITB Training
Long standing RTITB accredited partner, Barry Training Services (BTS), is celebrating 25 years of delivering RTITB training to the workplace transport industry.


80% of unscheduled downtime can be avoided with preventative maintenance
A survey conducted by Volvo Trucks reveals that incidents of unplanned downtime can be cut by 80 per cent.


3 Axle Doll Bogue enters the UK market
For the first time in over 10 years, a 3 axle Doll Bogie trailer has entered the UK market, destined to be the latest addition to the specialist trailer fleet of Collett.


Continental and MAN strengthen cooperation
International tyre manufacturer Continental, a major supplier to MAN, is strengthening its long-standing partnership with the truck and bus manufacturer further.



Read Our Latest Issues