Robert (Pino) Harris RIP

It was with deep regret and sadness that we learned today of the death of Robert (Pino) Harris at the...
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New MUTEC showrooms open in Dublin

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles dealership MUTEC has brought its all-new, state-of-the-art showrooms on the Long Mile Road, Dublin into operation, making it...
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Transway Spares keep Krone trailers on the move in Ireland

Transway Spares, the aftermarket and support service division of Transway Fleet Solutions is now providing same-day delivery of all fast-moving...
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Johnson & Perrott Fleet appoints new Business Development Manager

http://www.jpfleet.ieJohnson & Perrott Fleet has announced the appointment of Peter McAviney as Business Development Manager. Peter brings a wealth of...
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Mercedes-Benz Commercials – celebrating 50 years in Ireland

Mercedes-Benz is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch, in 1967, of its heavy commercial vehicles in Ireland....
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New SMART tachograph regulations now in place

Transport Minister Shane Ross TD, has signed new regulations that will see the introduction of the SMART tachograph in 2019....
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Robert (Pino) Harris RIP

It was with deep regret and sadness that we learned today of the death of Robert (Pino) Harris at the age of 75, following a short illness. The announcement this morning was made by his loving wife, Denise. The word legend is often abused but in this case it is more than justified. Pino founded

First Van in the World is 100 year old today

It is not only Ford in Ireland that is celebrating 100 years this year, for on this day in 1917, the Ford Motor Company launched the first van in the world with the launch of the Model TT – based on the iconic Model T but with a heavier frame and rear axle. Though less

New Metro electric microvans could be coming to Europe

A new Chinese-designed compact electric utility vehicle could be making its European debut after going into production in kit form in the USA. Called the Tropos METRO, the all-electric vehicle is built in a modular fashion on a separate chassis, which contains a lithium-ion battery. It is claimed to be one of the cheapest and

Flashing bike could save lives

A flashing LED bicycle logo is one of the latest ways in which a company that helps operators communicate with vulnerable road users is aiming to protect two-wheeled commuters. As part of Sentinel Systems’ ‘Bike Hotspot’ package, the new LED sign is part of a system designed for operators to help promote cyclist safety and

Bendy buses to make a comeback

Bendy buses are making a return to the UK’s streets, six years after the last of the controversial articulated vehicles went out of service. The Mercedes-Benz Citaros, which are hinged in the middle, are going into service for operations around Gatwick and Bristol Airports. The three-door buses have a passenger capacity of 163 people, with

Spreading the transport load across Europe

A British trailer manufacturer has come up with a way to ensure road construction companies can save huge amounts of money transporting road surfacing equipment across Europe. Andover Trailers, a Hampshire-based plant transport specialist, was tasked with creating a trailer that is capable of moving asphalt chip spreaders used by civil engineering company FM Conway

Improving air quality – once again, the devil will be in the detail says RHA

Speculating on the imminent government report into air quality, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “We need to understand the detail before we can make a comprehensive comment. However, we are concerned that once again, the devil will be in the detail. “The industry is already taking action through the rapid up take of ultra-low

McCulla Ireland awarded top industry accolade

Specialist refrigerated transport and logistics company, McCulla Ireland Ltd, has won ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year’ at the Motor Transport Awards. The prestigious event, which took place earlier this month at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The Company now operates a fleet of around 100 trucks and 150 trailers. Often dubbed ‘The Oscars

Volvo demonstrates electric bus range

Volvo Bus has marked the arrival of its first right hand drive, full electric 7900e bus in the UK with a special ride and drive event. And it says that it can now bring our full electric and emission free bus to towns and cities across the UK & Ireland. The Volvo team was joined

Renault enters joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited

The parent company behind the Renault and Dacia brands has signed an agreement to enter a joint venture with a major Chinese vehicle manufacturer on the construction and sale of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (CBA) are jointly acquiring the Shenyang Brilliance JinBei (SBJ) Automobile Company, which makes