Health Safety & Training


Pragmatic enforcement of Drivers Hours Rules during animal fodder crisis extended to 30 April
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Road Safety Authority has agreed to a request from the Department of Agriculture, Food the Marine to continue implementing a pragmatic enforcement approach when reviewing drivers hours compliance applying to animal fodder transport until 30th April 2018.


Volvo recognised as top apprenticeship employer
Volvo Group Trucks UK and Ireland has been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 apprenticeship employer list.


Volvo Trucks' pioneering automation work puts humans and safety at the centre
The steady advance of vehicle automation enables exciting possibilities for the transport industry and society as a whole.


Distribution and Logistics firms should sign up for the ApprenticeshipsNI programme with Seetec
ApprenticeshipsNI programme can give employers access to more skills, innovation and a £500 grant


Lose the L plates with Advance Driver Training
Advance Driver Training is one of the Northwest's leading schools of motoring, located outside Letterkenny, Co Donegal on the banks of the Swilly.


Driving School Serving Dundalk and theNorth East
It was while working as a driver with Bus Eireann that Martin McLoughlin had the idea of setting up a Driver School.


The Safety Experts
Over the years, the emphasis on training within the construction industry has increased ten-fold as every aspect of the building trade is covered.


2017 Volvo Traffic Safety Report focuses on vulnerable road users
The findings of a new 2017 Traffic Safety Report from Volvo Trucks shows that although the number of serious road accidents involving trucks is dropping, the safety of vulnerable road users’ needs to be improved.


Road-users North & South Urged to support UN Global Road Safety Week
The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries.


Intelligent safety systems minimise risk of traffic accidents
More vehicles on the roads, a faster traffic flow and a distracting stream of information all impose considerable demands on drivers of both commercial vehicles and cars.


The Driving Experts
Based in Ballina, Co Mayo and established by the late Tiernan Gill Snr in 1971, Gills Driving School is one of the most progressive driver training organisations in Ireland.


School of excellence
Proud to be one of Irelands most successful driving school, Airport Driving School has been teaching people to drive cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and forklifts with its personalised driving lessons for nearly 50 years.


School of excellence
McMillen Driver Training is one of Northern Irelands leading providers of Driver CPC, HGV and LGV training. For more than a decade, the family-run concern has been helping candidates pass their driving tests and embark on successful careers in the transport industry.


ADTA - a lesson in quality training
So far as driver training academies in this country go, not many have earned such a glowing reputation in the way that ADTA in Mullingar have eight short years after its inception.


FORS gives cyclists new perspective for Ciclovia Belfast 2016
FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, will be a highly visible presence in the Northern Ireland capital at Ciclovia Belfast, the community event which closes part of the city to motor vehicles to allow cyclists, and especially families, to use traffic-free roads and to encourage healthier living.


Road-users urged to get behind National Drive to Save Lives
Motorcycle safety, tyre safety, driving for work and vulnerable road-user safety are the focus of this years Irish Road Safety Week which will see a week of road safety activities taking place nationwide from Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October. T


Questions on drink-driving to be added to Driver Theory Test
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has announced that from Monday 10 October, questions on drinking and driving will be added to the Driver Theory Test for the Motorcycle, Car and Works Vehicles Driver Theory Test.


Volvo safety cab enabled driver to walk away with just cuts and bruises following horrific accident
Paul Cooling, a driver for J. Medler Haulage of Norwich, has attributed his wellbeing to the design and safety features incorporated in the Volvo cab of the FH tractor unit he was driving following a horrific road traffic accident on 22nd March 2016.


Safety comes first for Petrohaul
Galway-based Petrohaul Ltd. is one of Irelands premier transporters of fuel and hazardous goods.


MAHA Ireland always pass the test
MAHA Ireland Ltd offer their customers a one stop shop for all their vehicle testing equipment needs. Speaking to Irish Trucker, Managing Director John Mallon revealed the secret ingredients of their winning formula.


Driver prejudices cause road safety concenrs
Over 16 million UK motorists judge other drivers based on the colour, type, and cleanliness of their car and even let it affect how they drive according to a new study released today.


New Road Safety Guidelines Launched for Drivers and Horse-Riders
The Road Safety Authority (RSA), Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and An Garda Síochána have launched a set of guidelines for drivers and horse-riders on how to share the roads safely.


Business plays critical role in keeping roads safe
Employers across Ireland have been urged to make road safety a critical part of their business plans at a European conference organised by the European Transport Safety Council, the Road Safety Authority, the Health and Safety Authority and Garda Síochána.


Volvo Trucks releases five new features for rough terrain
Volvo Trucks continues to improve productivity within construction by releasing another five new features, including Volvo Dynamic Steering for dual front axles and increased front axle loads.


Intelligent Telematics launches mobile app for instant access to crash footage
Intelligent Telematics, the leading provider of 3G vehicle camera and tracking solutions to the road transport and fleet sectors, has launched a mobile app that will enable operators to better monitor the wellbeing and status of vehicles and employees.