Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

  • Making the most of connected camera technology

    on Oct 19, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    Commercial fleet operators will only unlock the true potential of 3G vehicle cameras by having appropriate processes in place that reduce exposure to risk and better control insurance costs according to Sam Footer, Director of Intelligent Telematics

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  • IRHA opposes new €11 levy on truck tyres

    on Oct 18, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The Irish Road Haulage Association is opposing the introduction of a new €11 levy on truck tyres, which is due to come into force on January 1, claiming the levy is unjustifiable and will force haulage operators to source tyres from outside the State

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  • Pamela Dennison takes up CILT role

    on Oct 17, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    County Antrim businesswoman, Pamela Dennison, has taken on the role of National Regional Officer for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Northern Ireland.  Although the remit for this new role is broad, Pamela will primarily be responsible for raising the profile oflogistics and transport within Northern Ireland and for CILT membership in the region. 

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  • Road freight company failures double in Q3

    on Oct 16, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The number of company failures in the UK road freight industry increased by 102.13% over the last quarter, outstripping the 81.5% increase in the Transport and Logistics sector as a whole, according to figures released today in the Creditsafe Watchdog Report

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  • Repair works set to begin on A77 Marchburn landslip north of Cairnryan

    on Oct 16, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland will begin repair works on the A77 Marchburn landslip north of Cairnryan on the 30th October. In order to establish the working site and install supportive piling, it will be necessary to completely close the A77 between Stranraer and Girvan for the duration of the weekend beginning 8pm Friday 3rd until 6am Monday 6th November. A fully signed diversion will be in place over the weekend

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  • First Volvo trucks a gas for Environ

    on Oct 15, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    High Peak, Derbyshire-based Environ have put the company’s first two Volvo trucks into service. Environ are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of activated carbon for gas cleaning, as well as design and build of complete systems for the treatment of landfill gas, digester gas from anaerobic digester plants, sewage gas, gas to grid, odour control and treatment of contaminated waste and wastewater

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  • RHA warning over ban on drivers sleeping in lorry cabs

    on Oct 15, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The Road Haulage Association has won clarity over the new DVSA ban on lorry driver weekly rests taken “in-cab” from the 1st November. It was not clear that in-cab rests taken in OFFICIAL truck stops would be exempt from this enforcement.  The Association was worried that fines could be imposed after a rest weekly rest was taken even in a truck stop or motorway service area rather than in lay-bys and other places. The RHA asked for clarification from DVSA and the Department for Transport that in cab weekly rests taken in official truck stops would not result in

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  • McCulla Transport wins eight prestigious awards

    on Oct 12, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    Specialist refrigerated transport and logistics company, McCulla Ireland Ltd, has been recognised both locally and at UK and all-Ireland industry events during the 2017 awards season.  Between May and September, the family-run, Lisburn-based business was a finalist for 17 separate awards, eight of which the company went on to win. 

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  • ProVision celebrates significant client win

    on Oct 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    ProVision, the leader in CameraMatics solutions for commercial fleets, celebrates another significant client win, with the news that A&T Transport has fitted ProVision HD cameras and connected DVR systems across its fleet. Motivated by a seemingly fraudulent claim that it couldn’t disprove, A&T Transport decided to invest in a number of products from ProVision to ensure that, in future, it had a record of all journeys

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  • Time for talking trade is now – says FTA Ireland

    on Oct 11, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The UK government’s White Papers on future trading and customs relationships with Europe fail to clarify how so-called frictionless trade can be made possible after the UK leaves the European Union, says Freight Transport Association Ireland, the most active membership association representing the Irish logistics industry. On behalf of its members, FTAI is urging the UK and European negotiating teams to now make trade a very real priority, to ensure that a transition period can be arranged to ease trading relationships post-Brexit

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  • FTA issues checklist for no-deal Brexit

    on Oct 10, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    Prime Minister Theresa May and her government might think they are ready to walk out of the EU talks but the UK logistics sector is urging caution to ensure that UK trade and industry can continue to operate seamlessly post-Brexit. 

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  • Budget 2018 brings mixed blessings for hauliers – says IRHA

    on Oct 10, 17 • in General News, News, UK News • with No Comments

    The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has given a mixed reception to Budget 2018 welcoming news that there has been no road increase in the cost of diesel and road tax

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