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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,...
Tyres

Conti Clinic: How to get the most from your tyres

Continental Tyres are well-known as one of the world’s leading premium tyre manufacturers. The company’s expertise, however, doesn’t stop there. With tyres influencing approximately...
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...
Minister Donohue

Open letter to Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue

Dear Minister Donohue, You wrote in the Sunday Business Post on 17 February an article headed: “We must generate consensus on key policies”. My answer...
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...
Car insurance

A Cautionary tale about insurance

Most people have gone to great lengths to reduce and quantify their risk for underwriters & Insurance Companies, however the evidence is that it,...
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...
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...

Commercial Vehicle Hire & Rental – ‘It’s all about flexibility’

In today’s uncertain business environment, the flexibility offered by commercial vehicle hire and contract rental can provide a trouble free and instant method of...
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...