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Huge Actros order from Spain
Mercedes-Benz has received an order for 400 Actros trucks from Primafrio in Spain and will complete delivery within the next three months.


     


The world’s first naturally refrigerated truck is set for its debut
HFC-free technology will slash emissions from Sainsbury’s fleet, with the supermarket giant announcing that it is to trial the world’s first naturally refrigerated truck.


Discover cost saving solutions for temperature controlled logistics
Visitors to the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution exhibition (TCS&D 2013) will find a whole host of ways to save costs in the cold supply chain.


Fridge over troubled waters
When economies constrict, the strongest survive. In the current economic climate, only transport companies who provide a top-quality service have any chance of survival. Newry-based McGeown International Ltd. is a case in point: providing a comprehensive, professional and thoroughly reliable refrigerated transport service across Ireland, the UK and Europe, they are here for the long haul!


Thermo King toolbox to save you money?
Thermo King promises operational savings with the new Professor Kool Toolbox training package.


IBEC opposes proposed budget tax hikes
IBEC has called on the Government to abandon its planned tax increases in this year’s budget.


Frigospeed, the refrigeration specialists
For over a decade, Frigospeed Ltd has been providing a top-class refrigerated transport service throughout Ireland and abroad. Sandra Buckley, who runs the Co. Kilkenny-based company with her husband Tom, explains more.


Axis look to Krone for cool chain ’up-time’
Axis Fleet Management, the Oxford based truck, rigid and trailer leasing subsidiary of Axis Intermodal, has expanded its temperature controlled fleet with the addition of 100 Cool Liner trailers from Krone Trailers UK which, says Axis, will help to ensure maximum up time and maintain asset value.


County Antrim haulage firm invests £3m in green energy plant
McCulla Ireland is investing £3m-plus in a new 500 kilowatt anaerobic digestion plant at its Lisburn HQ.


Ibec predicting 1.8% growth
The Irish Business and Employers Confederation is predicting that the Irish economy will grow by 1.8% this year.


Men found in refrigerated unit
Suspected illegal immigrants spent hours inside a refrigerated lorry before being arrested in England.


More loans thanks to Credit Review Office


Dempsey’s continue to flourish
Customer satisfaction is something that all hauliers strive to achieve and to do so is to ensure that all deliveries are made on time, every time.


Remy - the distribution specialists
Remy Distribution is a long-established company offering sales and distribution of a wide range of food products to retail and catering outlets in Dublin and beyond. Managing director Arthur Brett explains more.


Growth in manufacturing
June saw the manufacturing sector in Ireland grow at its fastest rate in over a year.


Stobart targets savings
Stobart, who have a facility in Ireland, expects to make annual savings of £1.5m a year from a restructuring of its chilled transport operations.


IRHA calls for fuel rebate. Again.
It has emerged that the Government took a staggering €2 billion in excise duty on fuel during 2011.


850 jobs under threat due to roads budget cuts
As many as 850 jobs in the North will be lost due to cuts to the roads maintenance schedule.


Tesco Group accounts for 9% of Irish exports
Irish exports to the Tesco Group were worth a massive €705.8m in 2010 - 9% of the total value of Irish food and drink exported during the year


Miracle in Sweden as trapped man hibernates in car
A man in Sweden who was trapped in his car in freezing temperatures for two months has been found alive.


Hauliers’ protest abandoned
The Government is breathing a sigh of relief after Irish hauliers called off their nationwide protest, which was reportedly due to begin today.


Cummins Transport - a cool operation
We profile New Ross based Cummins Transport, which over the past 12 years has been providing a top quality service to a large customer base. We speak to the company’s managing director Shane Cummins and he tells us about the trials and tribulations of being involved in such an industry.


Significant recovery for UK truck sales in 2011
The UK truck market grew by 25% in 2011, largely due to a strong recovery in the tractor unit sector.


A premium service from McConaghy Refrigerated Distribution
Irish Trucker headed to Ballymoney in Antrim to speak to Richard McConaghy - founding director of McConaghy Refrigerated Distribution Ltd., one of the superior distributors of chilled and frozen products operating in Ireland and the UK.


Cooking oil to fuel 3663 fleet
Foodservice supplier 3663 will use the waste cooking oil generated by Marriot Hotels to power its delivery trucks.


Triple shift at Schmitz Cargobull
Schmitz Cargobull has moved to triple shift operations in response to rising demand.


The IIR’s new portal is on line
The IIR is launching its new Web site: www.iifiir.org The International Institute of Refrigeration’s new portal has been online since July 11, 2011!


Read Irish Trucker magazine online!
This month, for the first time, our web visitors can access the magazine online in the same format as you will find on the shop shelves or in your monthly subscription delivery through the letter-box.


Myers keep trucking along
Myers Haulage, specialists in refrigerated transport, have seen their customer base expand thanks to their commitment to excellence.


The Irish Logistic and Transport Awards 2011 are open for entries
Now in their second year, the Irish Logistic and Transport Awards return to honour excellence in the industry under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).


Fleet change following companies’ merger
The announcement that Greencore and Northern Foods are to merge and become Essenta Foods will see an overhaul of both companies fleets.



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