Truck design requires an insight into the future
The process of developing a new truck starts many years before it is launched. During that time a lot can change, which requires insight into the future to develop a design that is not only timely on its arrival, but is also considered innovative.

Truckforce selects Moto Wheel Service Distribution as preferred wheel supplier
Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) has been chosen as the preferred commercial vehicle wheel supplier by TruckForce, Goodyear Dunlops truck tyre and breakdown assistance support network.

CTTC Coach and Bus Show 2014
The Coach Tourism and Transport Council bi-annual Coach and Bus Show sponsored by Campion Insurance is back this year in the RDS Simmonscourt, taking place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2014.

McHale welcomes extension of energy efficient tax benefit
Komatsu distributor Michael McHale, managing director of Birdhill-based McHale Plant Sales was one of the many industry figures pleased with the Governments recent Budget announcement.

SAF-HOLLAND sales boosted by aftermarket expansion
SAF-HOLLAND, a leading supplier of highly efficient components, systems, and service programs in the global commercial vehicle industry, has recently seen an upsurge in sales of its aftermarket trailer products, thanks to the opening of a new parts distribution depot at Oldbury in the West Midlands by Montracon Ltd and as a result of ongoing expansion by Irelands largest parts supplier SDC Truck and Trailer Parts.

McCulla takes on another five robust reefers from Schmitz Cargobull
McCulla, a logistics provider for temperature-controlled and ambient goods, has taken on five more Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers, having found their durability and robustness the perfect complement to its operations.

New Volvo FL and Volvo FMX now with crew cab
The new Volvo FL and Volvo FMX are now available at Euro-6 with the option of a four-door crew cab for operations such as fire and rescue services or roadside assistance. The crew cabs offer the same high level of safety as all Volvo Trucks other cabs.

Whale celebrates apprentice scheme milestone
Whale Tankers is celebrating more than 12 years of its highly successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen 29 young people pass through the programme and who are now reaping the rewards and benefits of undertaking a scheme with the company.

IRHA say Budget 2015 leaves haulage operators with no option but to relocate
The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has expressed its deep disappointment that no change to commercial vehicle road tax was announced in this years budget.

RSA Launches Public Consultation on Vintage Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today, Wednesday 15 October launched a public consultation and is seeking feedback from interested parties on proposals relating to the roadworthiness testing of vintage vehicles.

Driver First Assist offers free training to transport managers
With the first cycle of Driver CPC training now complete, Driver First Assist (DFA), a road safety organisation, is inviting transport managers to a number of their free taster sessions to encourage fleets to add life-saving skills to their training schedules.

1link Vehicle Network is latest epyx platform to be modified for vans and truck use
epyxs 1link Vehicle Network has become its latest e-commerce platform to be modified for van and truck use.

Allison automatics give DC Bins a business advantage
DC Bins has added two Allison-equipped Fuso Fighter FK 62 1224s to its 20-truck fleet and will dispose of all manual-equipped vehicles as they come up for replacement, due to verified operational efficiencies registered with the fully automatic trucks.

Irish fleets are expected to follow UK with big increase in vehicle CCTV
Vehicle journey recorder specialist SmartWitness has teamed up with eDrive Group for a major sales push into Ireland.

Nightline excellence claims another Supply Chain Award
Irelands biggest independent logistics firm has won another award for its high delivery standards.

Switch to Michelin sees haulier record 88 per cent reduction in tyre failures
Leicester-based haulier J.C. Trans (UK) has recorded an 88 per cent reduction in tyre failures per quarter, after adopting a full Michelin tyre policy for its 15-strong fleet.

Intelligent Installations launches multi camera solution for commercial vehicles
Intelligent Installations has launched a range of integrated multi-camera solutions for commercial vehicles working within the road transport and logistics sectors.

Automotive Services Launch AHS-LightFlex RSA Compliant Headlight Testers
Automotive Services, a Dublin based Commercial Vehicle Testing Centre and Commercial Equipment supplier has launched a new range of RSA compliant Beam Setters.

New Budget Tool from Chevin designed to help keep fleet spending on track
A new Budget Tool designed to keep fleet spending on track has been added by Chevin to its FleetWave web-based fleet management software solution.

PTV Group wins telematics award with Truck Parking Europe
The PTV Groups free app for truck parking now lists over 15,000 parking options and has received the telematics award 2014.

New technology gives truck drivers all-around visibility
Volvo Trucks has developed new technology specifically to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

Dennehy Motors is Renault LCV Dealer of the Year
During the annual Renault dealer convention in Athlone, last week, Dennehy Motors, Dock Road, Limerick were awarded the prestigious 2014 LCV Dealer of the year award for Ireland.

Crane Worldwide Logistics offers new solution to Life Sciences Industry
Crane Worldwide Logistics, a full-service air, ocean, trucking, customs brokerage and logistics company, recently began partnering with Pelican BioThermal™ (formerly Minnesota Thermal Science) and utilizing the Credo Cube® Thermal packaging solution to assist with transporting temperature controlled pharmaceutical products.

New sulphur regulations force changes at Stena Line
The new sulphur directive for shipping traffic within the North European SECA area, which comes into force on 1 January 2015, is due to have a significant economic impact on Stena Lines business.

Iveco to deliver first 50 Stralis LNG Euro VI vehicles to LC3
LC3, a leading logistics company, confirms its confidence in Iveco with its latest purchase of 50 Stralis LNG Euro VI trucks. This order arrives shortly after the first five of its kind were put on the road.

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