The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has applauded its government’s flexible approach to post-transition border checks on goods imported from the EU as a means of helping businesses already struggling with the economic impact of Covid-19. “Thank goodness they’ve listened to us,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. “We wrote to Michael Gove at the beginning
Delivery giant UPS has begun the testing of electric autonomous vehicles at its advanced technology hub in London. The company is exploring the sustainability and durability of the Gaussin ‘shifter’ vehicles for moving semi-trailers and containers around the facility. During the initial phase of the test, UPS will operate the vehicles with drivers in the
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has announced that, following the impact of Covid-19, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from next Monday, March 23 until further notice. An official communication to the scheme’s primary and secondary contacts yesterday, March 19, stated: “Organisations with audits booked to take place up to and
Third party UK logistics company Bibby Distribution has completed a four-year vehicle replacement programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its 500-strong fleet. The company’s fleet is now completely Euro VI compliant, with DAF, MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Renault trucks all in operation. The move ensures the company’s trucks can operate sustainably anywhere in the
The package of emergency measures introduced by government to support logistics businesses through Covid-19 is a promising start but more needs to be done, according FTA Ireland (FTAI). Aidan Flynn, general manager of FTAI, which speaks for the sector nationwide, comments: “Businesses within the freight distribution and logistics sector are ready and willing to face
Oxford Tube, Europe’s most frequent coach service, has placed a huge order for 34 new Plaxton Panorama coaches. It is the biggest order yet for the double deck coach which is built at the Plaxton factory in Scarborough on a Volvo B11RLE chassis. The new coaches will offer the latest in passenger comfort with on-board
Equipco Ireland offers the Ravaglioli RAV bluetooth truck alignment system. This three axle truck, trailer and bus alignment system features a wireless tablet control and easy to use interface, and requires no rolling runout. Equipco provides full training. For more information contact Equipco Ireland on 01 40 100 12.
Jaltest has released its new look software V20.1, which is available to download now. This new version includes the following innovations: JALTEST CV Present System Scan Optimised in Euro 6 vehicles More Troubleshooting guides of error codes and procedures New graphic presentation of the ODR And more JALTEST AGV New systems in the 6R Series
To help protect commercial drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic, FTA Ireland (FTAI) is urging cargo-carrying ferry companies to restrict cabins to one-person occupation, close all bars and restaurants on board and provide a room service for drivers to include meals and drinks. Aidan Flynn, general manager of FTAI comments: “FTAI is urging ferry companies to
Newton Abbot-based heating oil and fuel specialist Heltor has returned to a full Michelin tyre policy across its fleet of more than 50 commercial vehicles, less than two years after switching to a competing premium brand.
TRP Ireland says it has all your engine oil requirements covered. Along with Havoline, the Delo range from Texaco covers most commercial vehicle applications with market leading quality oils. Contact your local TRP branch for more information or visit www.trpparts.ie.