McLaren Racing

New Volvo FH fleet on the start line for McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing has put its new fleet of 24 Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units into service, transporting all of the team’s equipment for this weekend’s season-opening F1 race in Spielberg, Austria.

SMF adds third base in Balbriggan
SMF Motor Factors (Swords Motor Factors) has been one of the leading motor factors in Ireland since its establishment in 1982.

BFGoodrich expands construction tyre range
BFGoodrich has added to its range of heavy truck tyres with the introduction of its new Cross Control 2 – the brand’s first second-generation product to be introduced into the Irish and UK markets.

Volvo drives desirability to the next level with launch of FH Unlimited Edition
Volvo Trucks is launching an FH Unlimited Edition tractor unit featuring a luxurious Globetrotter XL cab interior.

An impeccable service
2020 marks 18 years in business for Penrose Transport – a family run business with a fleet that consists of over 25 vehicles. Irish Trucker found all about the company recently from its Managing Director, Wayne Penrose and Transport Manager, John Rooney.

Volvo Used Trucks drives warranty provision to new lengths
Volvo Used Trucks has extended the warranty cover available across all vehicles sold through its network of 14 manufacturer-owned retail sites nationwide, demonstrating the confidence it has in the quality of its product and preparation.

Custom logistics software solutions from HUB 360
HUB 360 have developed custom optimization supply chain software solution that are proven to deliver significant savings to companies involved in the transportation sector.

A seamless one-stop shop providing Transport, Vehicle Maintenance and Mobile Repair Services
Complementing a full range of haulage solutions throughout Ireland and the UK with diagnostic, repairs and maintenance services for all vehicles and trailers, Cullen Transport & Trailer Services provide a complete package.

Gradual re-opening of some RSA services
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have confirmed that the phased reopening of some RSA’s services will begin on Monday 8 June, the start of phase 2 of the Government’s road map for easing of Covid19 restrictions.

New Volvo Trucks finance program helps firms to 'Keep Moving' through the crisis
Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services have launched a finance program to help hauliers and own-account operators in need of liquidity support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caffrey International celebrates 80 years on the road
When the late Liam Caffrey started out delivering turf to hospitals in the Dublin area with a humble Fordson truck during ‘The Emergency’, he could never have envisaged the growth and success Caffrey International would enjoy over the following 80 years.

HGV and LCV sales down 70% in May
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle statistics.

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.