Almost half of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities occur during the hours of darkness
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Electric Ireland today launched their annual National Be Safe Be Seen Day which will take place on Sunday 21 December, the shortest and darkest day of the year.


World premiere: Volvos Electric Hybrid bus in commercial service in Hamburg, Germany
Volvos first Electric Hybrid bus (with plug-in technology) entered in commercial service on the Innovation Line 109 in Hamburg on December 18.


Knauf Gips KG changes tractor fleet to Mercedes Zetros with Allison fully automatic transmissions
Heavy loads, narrow curves, rugged routes, constant starting and stopping Knauf Gips KG recognized that towing tractors with manual transmissions had reach the limits of their capabilities in the Httenheim mine


Volvo Trucks appoint Mike Corcoran as Commercial Truck Director
Mike Corcoran has been appointed to the position of Commercial Truck Director for Volvo Trucks with effect from next year.


Unique district heating connection to Stena Danica launched
Earlier this month, Stena Line, the City of Gothenburg and Gteborg Energi inaugurated the connection of the district heating network to the Stena Line ship, Stena Danica.


Faster customer deliveries with Volvo Trucks Chassis unique 3D drawings
Thanks to chassis unique 3D drawings, the chassis and bodywork for several Volvo Trucks truck models can now be designed in parallel.


New vehicle sales nearly 120,000 for 2014
Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report today (December 17) that so far in 2014 there have been 118,696 vehicles sold.


PETRONAS introduces industry first OW20 CV lubricant
PETRONAS Lubricants International has launched the industrys first 0W-20 heavy duty diesel engine oil, the PETRONAS Urania Next 0W-20, in Turin this week.


Whale Tankers boosts service support with new appointment
Alan Worthy joins Whale as service business manager.


SDC roll out 69 new trailers for The Canute Group as trailer production is accelerated
SDCs latest trailer order was secured with UK based logistics provider Canute for the delivery of 50 new curtainsider trailers, 11 step frame double deck curtainsiders, 6 brick flats and 2 new urban trailers.


Safety Award for Philip Rice in Truck Driving Instruction
Philip Rice, Instructor and Managing Director of Advance Drive School of Motoring in Salthill, Galway was presented with the prestigious Leading Lights in Road Safety Award for Approved Driving Instructor of the Year 2014 for the Truck Category.


Worlds fastest cars moved by Collett
The worlds fastest car, Thrust SSC and its predecessor Thrust 2 took to the roads this weekend with the help of Collett.


Irish ecomomic rebound drives Nightlines record breaking start to Christmas peak
Irelands fast-recovering economy has generated an early Christmas present for the countrys leading independent delivery firm.


Seventh Annual Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards honour Irelands road safety campaigners
Road Safety campaigners and advocates were recognised for their commitment to road safety at this years Road Safety Authority (RSA) Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards today in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park.


Ingersoll Rand to Acquire FRIGOBLOCK
Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire FRIGOBLOCK for 100 million.


Legislation drives new CV registrations says Continental
Figures for new truck vehicle registrations have revealed 2014 has been a predictably slow year as the market continues to feel the effects of the introduction of Euro 6 legislation, according to UK managing director for Continental, David Smith.


Vacu-Lug to introduce MTP budget range to their product portfolio
Grantham based tyre firm Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres is delighted to announce that from January 2015 it will begin distributing a new budget range of off-the-road (OTR) tyres.


Stena celebrates first anniversary of Stena Hibernia
Stena Line is celebrating the first anniversary of the Stena Hibernia on its Liverpool (Birkenhead) to Belfast route and one year on, the service continues to deliver a strong performance which has helped the leading ferry company increase its freight traffic.


First DAF Euro 6 models prove successful choice for Prohire
Prohire PLC is extremely satisfied with its choice of new DAF LF and CF Euro 6 trucks.


The new Volvo FL with 4x4
The popular Volvo FL is now available in a four-wheel drive (4x4) version for service and off road applications.


Iveco Trakker first in Europe to feature vacuum excavator body from the US
A UK company which holds the exclusive rights to distribute Vac-Con products in Europe has selected an Iveco Trakker Hi-Land (AD260T33) 6x4 rigid as the launch platform for its new Vac-Con X-Cavator,


Truck of the Future 2050 design competition winners revealed
Volvo Trucks has announced the names of the winning entries in the three, age related, categories of the Truck of the Future 2050 Design Competition.


Iveco and FPT to feature at Dakar 2015
CNH Industrial brands Iveco and FPT Industrial are teaming up once again for the world famous off-road rally: the 2015 Dakar.


Ford Transit win Continental Irish Van of the Year 2015
The Ford Transit has been voted the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2015 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA).


Mercedes Benz appoints new Donegal Light Commercials dealer
A newly-formed motor dealership, Uni-Star Motors Limited, has been established in Letterkenny to represent the Mercedes-Benz range of vans and light commercial vehicles.



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