The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) is set to hold its Annual General Meeting at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, March 24-25.
This is the second year in a row that the AGM will be held in the home county of IRHA President, Verona Murphy.
The weekend will be sponsored by Wright Insurance Brokers, the specialist Irish haulage insurance broker, which will host an insightful haulage seminar during the IRHA conference.
Tony Wright, CEO, Wright Insurance Brokers commented: “We look forward to sharing insights with our clients and IRHA members around the latest insurance issues facing the sector. The agenda includes a feature on Brexit and Insurance by leading economist Jim Power. David Snow, fraud lecturer and investigator will present Insurance Fraud – The Impact.”
The IRHA’s traditional commercial display will be held on the quayside supported by truck sponsors Westward Scania, which will roll out The New Truck Generation from Scania.
IRHA President Verona Murphy commented: “We are very much looking forward to hosting our national AGM and conference in Wexford Town this year. While there will be plenty for attendees to see and do during the course of the weekend, there will also be important decisions to be made by the membership in regards to the currently challenging operating conditions within the sector; primarily Brexit and all it entails. The IRHA intends to be the licensed road hauliers “voice in Brexit” over the coming months and years.”
In terms of future proofing the industry, the Association will be gathering information over the weekend on the current effects of Brexit and insurance. With 95 per cent of freight in Ireland moved via road transport and the licensed haulage industry moving 80 per cent of that freight, implementing effective industry successive plans are vital.