24-hr automated service station opens in Dublin
The first 24-hr automated service station has been opened in North Dublin by Maxol.

New motorway service area opened on M11
Forecourt retailer Applegreen has officially opened a new motorway service area on the M11 in Wicklow.

Dixon opt for telematics solution
Dixon International has placed TracKing, a telematics solution on all its refrigerated trailers.

New venture from Krone
Trailer manufacturer Krone is aiming to become a one-stop shop for all your trailers needs in a brave new venture.

Sweden gives go-ahead to longer trailers
More and more countries are opting to trial longer, heavier, environmentally friendly trailers.

IRU want answers
The IRU is concerned over the lack of Ministerial support for the European Commissions proposals to set EU-wide minimum targets for a bigger alternative fuel network, following the adoption of a common EU Transport Council position.

Driver tiredness causing problems
As many as one in three drives have fallen asleep at the wheel at some stage in their driving career, a study has revealed.

Volvo targets sales increase
Volvo is forecasting only a slight decline in demand for Euro 6 vehicles during the first quarter of the year.

Van sales rise
The figure for commercial vehicle registrations in June was 33,941 up 25.5%, compared with the same period last year.

Actros beats competitors
Mercedes-Benz Actros has been named the Fleet Truck of the Year for 2014.

Fiat Doblo Cargo wins top award
The Fiat Dobl Cargo has beaten a strong field to win the Fleet Van of the Year prize at the 2014 Motor Transport Awards.

Irish oil firm complete major deal
Irish headquartered exploration company Petroceltic has completed the sale of an 18.375% interest in the Isarene PSC.

New Zealand seasonal and full-time job opportunities
The H W Richardson Group Ltd is a family owned business founded by the late Bill Richardson and proudly based in Southland, New Zealand.

New pallet truck launched by Toyota
Toyota Material Handling has launched the new BT Levio P-series powered pallet truck range which provides what it describes as exceptional efficiency and safety for customers.

Ford launch new production line
Ford has launched a number of new production lines to meet with the growing demand for their vehicles.

Moy Park expansion to boost transport sector
The creation of an addition 628 jobs by food company Moy Park in Northern Ireland will include positions in transport.

Oil prices fall
Oil prices have come down slightly, which will see the price of fuel drop also.

Greyhound Waste row rumbles on
Employee conditions at Greyhound Waste are still being scrutinised as workers at the plant continue to strike.

New drivers must display N plates from next month
From August, 2014, newly-qualified drivers in Ireland will have to display N plates for two years, while qualified motorists with less than two years experience will also face stricter penalty points.

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck completes first autonomous journey
As part of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 program, Daimler Trucks has taken the most advanced of its autonomous trucks for a spin on a section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany. The company claims that the vehicle drove itself in "completely realistic driving situations" in front of the media, government officials, business representatives, market analysts, and investors.

Truckers assist paramedics at crash site
In the UK, vigilant artic lorry drivers helped paramedics at the scene of a motorway crash over the weekend.

US trucking pinch to get worse
The trucking sector in the US is close to crisis point.

DAF Vlaanderen manufactures one millionth cab
At DAF Vlaanderen in Oevel (Belgium), the 1,000,000th cab left the production line on Friday, July 4th, 2014.

Electric truck makes waves
A road-legal electric truck, which comes with a range of body options and a 35-mile range, is now available in the UK.

Company adds 62 new longer trailers
A company based in the UK is adding 62 longer trailers to its fleet as part of a government trial.

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