Home Editorial

Editorial

Electric Bus

Electric Bus to save the Planet!

Generally, the discussion about public transport revolve around frequency, service levels and routes, in the last while a new topic has come on the...
Brexit

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...
Brexit

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...
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...
M20

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...
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,...
Brussels

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...
Safety on the road

Harnessing the power of technology to help stay safer this winter

by Derek Bryan, Vice President EMEA, Verizon Connect Weather experts are predicting that this February is set to be one of the coldest on record,...
Sean Murtagh

Time for Government to deliver some clear messages to insurance companies

Nearly all of the comments made in the media about insurance reforms concentrate on the “fraud” aspect of the problem. Little or no mention...