Legislation


State receives €8m dividend from Dublin Port
In line with Dublin Ports commitment to make a dividend payment to the state, the company has handed over €8 million.


New sustainable transport scheme launched
The UK government has announced that it has given the go ahead to 44 new sustainable transport schemes.


Trucker who knocked down cyclist remanded on bail
A 49-year-old North Cork haulier has been remanded on bail after admitting to knocking down and seriously injuring a cyclist last year.


IRU want answers
The IRU is concerned over the lack of Ministerial support for the European Commissions proposals to set EU-wide minimum targets for a bigger alternative fuel network, following the adoption of a common EU Transport Council position.


Greyhound Waste row rumbles on
Employee conditions at Greyhound Waste are still being scrutinised as workers at the plant continue to strike.


Truckers assist paramedics at crash site
In the UK, vigilant artic lorry drivers helped paramedics at the scene of a motorway crash over the weekend.


US trucking pinch to get worse
The trucking sector in the US is close to crisis point.


MAN restructure
Man Truck & Bus UK is to appoint a new chief executive officer.


Belfast transport hub edges closer
A London based team of designers has been asked to draw up plans for a new bus and train station on the 20 acre site of the existing Europa Bus centre and Great Victoria Street Train Station.


HGV road tax could be changed
An interdepartmental group is to recommend changes to the Irish motor tax regime for the haulage industry.


FTAI welcome online facility
The Freight Transport Association of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that a new website has been launched to cater for the Road Transport Operator Licence renewals.


RSA insist on Presenter ID
The Road Safety Authority is urging all transport bodies to ensure that haulage operators are aware that Presenter ID in the form of a driving licence or passport is now required to be produced by anybody presenting a vehicle for the Commercial Vehicle Test.


Emissions saver launched by company
A company has launched what it claims is an emissions-busting hydrogen-on-demand device for any size of diesel engine.


Penalty points issued down by 12%
The number of penalty points issued on Irish roads in 2013 fell by 12% - but the drop was due to lack of resources rather that improved driver behaviour.


Trucker catches cop speeding and talking on mobile phone
A truck driver in the USA recorded a cop speeding and driving whilst talking on his mobile phone.


Greyhound bites back
Waste management firm Greyhound has stated that it gives their employees fair rights, despite the company being criticised for doing the opposite.


European merger on parts and tyres
Two of Europe’s biggest commercial vehicle parts and tyre companies are joining forces.


New report backs longer trailers
Longer trailers have cut down on the mileage done by HGVs according to a report by the Department for Transport.


FTA celebrate in style
The Freight Transport Association, which has a branch in Ireland celebrated its 125th anniversary recently.


Quarry firm can continue trading
Carlow based Dan Morrissey Ireland Ltd has been given permission by a Judge to trade for another 100 days.


Motorists on The Quays could be cut to one lane
A proposed new two-way cycle lane on The Quays in Dublin city centre could see motorists cut down to one lane.


Quarry workers meet to discuss future
Quarry firm Dan Morrissey’s is currently in the process of having an examiner appointed to the company.


Car scam includes vans
A car sales scam ongoing in Ireland at the moment is believed to include light commercial vehicles.


Recycling employees continue protest
For the third day running, a protest by employees is being held outside the Greyhound Recycling facility in Dublin.


EC takes closer look at parcel delivery
A roadmap for international parcel delivery has been set out by the European Commission.






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