Monday, February 18, 2019
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electric cars

Is the race to electric cars and vans a clever thing?

I was alarmed at seeing a headline recently in the Financial Times, stating that, under new rules going through the British Parliament, it will...
commercial vehicles

EU Commercial Vehicles increase by 4.3% : Irish HGV market in decline

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in the European Union posted growth of 4.3% up to the end of April 2018, mainly due to April’s...
tyre maintenance

Reducing Tyre Maintenance and Costs

As a rule most transport companies carry out some element of tyre maintenance and replacement in- house. From review of internal costs versus the...

Irish Borders must be kept open post-Brexit

Supported by a delegation of members at a special meeting with leading British politicians, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) reiterated its call for an...

Ignore Brussels at your peril

It is a long time ago since I heard the following at an Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) meeting: “Them there tachygraphs will never...
50km speedlimit

Should Speed Limits be harmonised?

Every Government in the European Union has, from time to time, indicated to take action to limit speeds on national roads and thereby to...
National Manufacturing

Productive presentations at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition

As a speaker at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition which took place at the Citywest in Dublin on 31 January,...

Differing arguments and Viewpoints on the M20

In last month’s column I wrote about people making decisions from communities and circumstances that they are sometimes far removed from in terms of...

Brexit could bring Ireland’s supply chain to a stand-still

FTA Ireland is pressing Governmental, associated agencies and negotiators to consider the impact of a potential "no deal" result for the ongoing Brexit negotiations.   According...