Goods Transport

Electric milk truck in operation

The Swiss electric truck builder Designwerk has put a new truck with a milk collection body on its wheels.

The so-called Mid Cab Tanker 6x2R 510E, based on a Volvo FM 6×2 chassis, is equipped with 510 kWh batteries, which should enable a range of 250 to 300 kilometers. The bright yellow electric truck with shiny silver milk tanks runs on electricity and its body is powered by whisper-quiet electricity.

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NOV 30 Deadline To Add Fleet And Motor Trader Vehicles To National Fleet Database

Fleet owners and motor traders must upload their vehicle details to the National Fleet Database (NFD) by the 30th of November 2023 under newly enacted legislation, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI).

This legal responsibility was set out in the recently enacted Road Traffic and Roads Act (2023), and the Department of Transport confirmed the deadline.

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Irish National Professional Drivers Championship 2023

Irish National Professional Drivers Championship 2023

where your performance can showcase your talent and skill

Circle K Kilcullen Service Area
On the M9 between J2 and J3

Saturday September 9th, 2023

The Parkour will have 10 SKILL driving stages and one ECO driving test.

Winners automatically qualify to compete for a place on Team Ireland for the World Professional Driver Championships being held in Slovenia in September 2024

Places are limited. Early Booking is Advisable

 

The skills Competition consists of 10 skill assessments

ECO Driving Competition is 25K’s on Public roads. Competition Vehicles are Provided

 

Competing for your country is an honour for any professional driver. Team Ireland will be competing in their third World Championship in Slovenia, and EPDA Ireland is looking for the very best professional drivers to compete against the best in the World.

A full range of training assessments and a map of the ECO course are available.

Please download the Irish National Professional Drivers Championship 2023 poster print it and pin it up on your pinboard in your company for all professional drivers to see it or share with your friends.

 

See the Professional Drives World Championship Country Medal Table from 2010 to 2022, your name could be there.

Secure your spot and schedule your preferred time now.

Vans to come under EU rules very soon

Vans to come under EU rules very soon

In August 2020, Regulation 2020/1055 came into force.   From 22nd February 2022, vans with a Gross Vehicle Weight between 2.5 tonnes and 3.5 tonnes undertaking the transportation of goods internationally will need to prove they have left the vehicle registration Country.   This will mean that vans must be equipped with a smart tachograph.

Minister announces HDV Grant Scheme to encourage companies towards zero or lower carbon emission vans, trucks and buses

Gas Networks Ireland launches €2.9m CNG vehicle grant scheme

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has launched a €2.9 million compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle grant scheme to support hauliers in opting for cleaner fuel. The scheme will support the purchase of up to 400 gas-powered trucks, buses, and vans to help drive a more sustainable transport sector. It will cover 20% of the difference between […]

Further Extension to Driver CPC cards

Message from the Driver Education | Road Safety Authority | 04th March 2021 > Further Extension to Driver CPC cards > To: All Professional Drivers’, Driver CPC Trainer and Driver CPC Training Organisations > > Due to the continued Covid-19 situation, with effect from 6 March, 2021 driver CPC cards will be further extended by […]

EU-UK

Move to EU to avoid BREXIT costs, UK firms told

Exporters advised by Department for International Trade officials to form EU-based companies to circumvent border issues. Brexit nightmare: British businesses at breaking point Requirements for EU transport firms to provide VAT and tariff guarantees have left hauliers refusing contracts to carry loads for small- and medium-sized UK businesses. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images British businesses that […]

Goverment of the United Kingdom

Haulier Guidance for UK – EU Border Crossings

For hauliers, UK advice site locations for COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks.   Find sites where HGV drivers can get free COVID tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods from the UK to the EU.