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Temporary relaxation from certain provisions of  EU driving and resting time rules expires 31 May

The temporary derogation from certain rules concerning the driving and resting times for drivers of commercial vehicles will, as previously advised, expire on 31 May.



FTAI launches online Covid-19 return to work safely training course for logistics
The government’s ‘Return to Work Safely’ protocol requires all employers and employees to receive training on safe practices in the workplace to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Stena Line reduces freight capacity as Covid-19 impacts business volumes
Stena Line has announced that it will be reducing freight capacity on its Belfast - Liverpool (Birkenhead) service due to a decline in freight demand as a consequence of the Coronavirus crisis. 


Independent Container Line has announced the start of a new direct service from Cork to USA
The Port of Cork are delighted to jointly announce the start of a new weekly direct service from Cork to USA, giving Ireland its first direct container service to the USA in many years.


Raher Transport Ltd gets the cream
Celebrating 20 years in business, Raher Transport Ltd provides a top-class milk collection and delivery service for Glanbia in Co. Waterford.


Motor Industry appoints new SIMI President Gillian Fanning
Gillian Fanning, Marketing Director of automotive distributor Serfac Limited, Dublin was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) at the organisation’s AGM held virtually today.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches their restart strategy and offers in the Irish market
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland today launched their RESTART strategy following the governmental guidance that motor retailers can resume sales and aftersales activities seven days earlier.


NI Infrastructure Minister announcements provide vital support for logistics say FTA
The decision of the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to reinstate specialist vehicle testing and extend driving licences in Northern Ireland is a vital step in supporting the recovery of the logistics industry.


A Bloom-ing marvellous service
Coming up on 35 years in business, Slieve Bloom Coach Tours Ltd, incorporating Townlink Express, has taken delivery of no fewer than four new coaches this year for its burgeoning tours and scheduled services.


IVECO delivers new IVECO S-WAY R racing trucks
IVECO started the 2020 truck racing season with the official presentation of the new IVECO S-WAY R racing trucks specially prepared for Team Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck.


Recommencement of CVR Testing welcome but more guidance needed says FTAI
The recommencement of Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness (CVR) testing from (18 May 2020) is welcome news for the Irish logistics sector, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI).


Phased resumption of Commercial Vehicle Testing from May 18
The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have confirmed that the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) network will reopen from 18 May 2020.


DAF Trucks virtual truck show attracts 700 entrants
DAF Trucks has selected three winners after its virtual truck show last weekend attracted an impressive 700 entrants.


New addition to Oliver Conroy Pallets fleet
Coming up on 70 years in business and providing a nationwide service, Oliver Conroy Pallets Ltd is a leading pallet and packaging specialist with depots in Mullingar, Dublin and the UK.


Casey Plant gets an upgrade with new Volvo FMX
Specialist plant equipment business Casey Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FMX 8x2 rigid, replacing an older FM9 that had provided exceptional service for 14 years, covering more than 700,000 km.


Logistics industry needs clarity on return to work safely protocol says FTAI
The government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol needs revising to provide consistent and clear guidance on the correct use of PPE in the logistics workplace, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI).


bmi Intelligent Trailer Technology
At bmi trailers one of the key factors of their success is a continual investment in innovation and a willingness to embrace new technologies.


IVECO announces restart of production at its plants in Italy and Spain
IVECO has announced that it is ready to resume production at its plants in Italy and Spain, which had been temporarily closed in March to protect employees and to contribute to the local governments’ measures for limiting the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.


First in Europe
O’Connor Kerry Haulage Ltd in Tralee recently took delivery of a stunning new Scania G500 5-axle tipper truck which is the first of its kind in Europe.


Volvo Trucks resumes European production
Production of Volvo trucks has restarted for the first time since March at plants in Belgium and Sweden, which supply the majority of finished vehicles for the UK and Irish markets.


Sales of HGVs down 68% and LCVs down 87% in April
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle statistics.


Buyers line-up on the grid for a piece of McLaren racing history
Volvo Used Truck Centres are offering a fleet of 24 extremely low-mileage Volvo FH 4x2 tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs, which have spent the last two years in operation with the McLaren Racing F1 team.


DAF CF and XF available with switchable front-wheel drive
For trucks that clock up most of their mileage on the road but are sometimes required to drive off-road or in slippery conditions, DAF is introducing hydraulic front-wheel drive that can be activated at the flip of a switch.


FTA sets out industry's priorities for Northern Ireland Protocol
One of the UK’s biggest business groups, FTA, has today (30 April 2020) launched its Northern Ireland Protocol Policy Report.


TBF Thompson apprentice David setting the standards
In September, David Dunlop of TBF Thompson in Garvagh was named as Apprentice of the Year at the Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards 2019.