European News

CLOSER project gets green light

March 4, 2014

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the Combined Learning Objectives for Safer European Roads – CLOSER project enabling the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to create safer European road operations through the development of new training materials in the fields of cabotage, cargo securing, and driving and rest time rules, to improve the efficiency and harmonisation of roadside…

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DoE sends message to hauliers using illegal fuel

November 26, 2013

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced its support saying it is “delighted” at the decision of the Department of Environment (DoE) Northern Ireland to revoke the operator’s licences from three freight operators for using laundered fuel.

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Ireland relaxes cabotage rules on car transporters

November 19, 2013

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., has announced that, in line with the agreement of the European Commission to selectively relax cabotage rules in Ireland when the needs of the Irish transport industry require it, cabotage restrictions in Ireland are being temporarily suspended for car transporters from other EU Member…

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Continental tyres go the extra mile at Tarrant International

November 6, 2013

With 280,000 kilometres already achieved during trials of Continental’s HD Hybrid tyre, leading Irish haulier Tarrant International Transport is confident that 300,000 kilometres will be reached before the tyres finally require replacing. “This is exceptional and well beyond the mileage that we have been getting out of another premium brand that we use,” says Donagh…

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French government suspends Ecotax plan

November 4, 2013

The French government has made a U-turn on tax policy, suspending plans to introduce an Ecotax on HGVs from January 1.

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Containerships choose Michelin

October 29, 2013

Teesport-based Containerships has moved to a Michelin policy for its tractor units after running an in-house tyre trial comparing the cost per 1,000 km between fitments from four different manufacturers.

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It’s Krone for DG McArdle

October 22, 2013
It’s Krone for DG McArdle

DG Mc Ardle International, the Co. Louth-based pharmaceutical transport specialists, have chosen Krone for their latest addition of Cool Liner refrigerated trailers.

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Caffrey International chooses Krone

October 7, 2013
Caffrey International chooses Krone

Caffrey International, based near Dublin, has added a number of new Krone Cool Liners to its extensive temperature controlled fleet.

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Mercedes-Benz truck plant celebrates 50th anniversary

October 2, 2013
MB Truck Plant, Worth

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth, Germany is celebrating a half-century of truck production where over 3.6 million vehicles have been built to date since the first units rolled off the line in 1963.

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New pan-European driving rules on the way

August 20, 2013
New pan-European driving rules on the way

New pan-European legislation to prevent motoring offenders from avoiding justice comes into force in November.Drivers across the European Union will face penalties for breaking traffic laws when driving outside their home country. The regulations will come into force by November 7, the deadline date for EU Member states to implement the Directive facilitating cross border…

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Ratcliffe crowned top truck at Mondello

August 11, 2013
Ratcliffe crowned top truck at Mondello

Trevor Ratcliffe’s new Volvo FH16-750 having made an instant and lasting impression at the recent Truckfest at Peterborough went on to take the ‘Top Truck 2013’ award back home at the re-established Mondello Truck Show.

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Salvatori chooses Schmitz Cargobull Euroliners

July 15, 2013
Salvatori chooses Schmitz Cargobull Euroliners

Kent-based haulier Salvatori has taken delivery of 12 new Schmitz Cargobull Euroliners (S.CS UNIVERSAL) as the company standardises on the European-specification trailer for the curtainsiders within its general haulage fleet.

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