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  • Paragon launches fleXipod dashboard

    on Aug 17, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Paragon has enhanced the reporting capabilities of its fleXipod electronic proof of delivery software with the launch of a new dashboard function. This latest development will enable logistics operations to access key reports at-a-glance to support trend analysis and the performance management of delivery teams

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  • RHA will hold UK Government to account over Brexit

    on Aug 17, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    The Road Haulage Association in the UK  has expressed reservations after the government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit – it suggests a ‘new customs partnership’ or a ‘highly streamlined customs arrangement’

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  • Hard border would be devastating for Irish trade – says FTAI

    on Aug 16, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    The Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI), which represents operators across all modes of freight transport in the Republic, has spoken out strongly in favour of the UK government’s recommendation that there is no hard border established between the North and the Republic of Ireland.   Aidan Flynn, FTAI’s general manager, today (16 August 2017) called on both sides around the negotiating table to keep the issue at the heart of conversations moving forwards, to ensure that Irish industry continues to trade freely cross border and with the UK mainland

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  • Severn toll charges to end – a victory for FTA

    on Jul 23, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    The announcement that toll charges on the Severn crossings will be scrapped at the end of next year has been hailed a victory for the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The UK’s biggest transport trade organisation has spent 10 years lobbying for charges to be removed to boost business in Wales and the south west. This morning, Secretary of State for Wales the Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, will be at the Severn Bridge to announce that crossings will be free to all vehicles from the end of

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  • FTA Ireland says Brexit report fails to support road freight

    on Jul 14, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    FTA Ireland (FTAI) says the Irish Government’s newly-published Brexit report does not go far enough to support the country’s road freight sector and help maintain frictionless trade between Ireland and the rest of the UK and Europe

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  • VisionTrack dashcam captures lorry smash footage

    on Jun 29, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    A white van man is caught on VisionTrack dashcam footage causing a smash with a lorry while chatting on his mobile phone. The Renault Master van driver was so distracted by his phone call that he didn’t even realise that he had driven into the HGV at a motorway intersection – and he raced away without stopping. The van driver got a nasty surprise when he was presented with the footage which clearly identified him as the guilty party by his registration plate. His insurers were landed with a big repair bill by the HGV’s

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  • FTA Ireland appoints VanSafe Manager

    on Jun 15, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has announced the appointment of Ronan Monaghan to head up its VanSafe programme, an industry driven programme designed to raise operational standards and recognise excellence in the van industry

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  • Paragon introduces multi-skilled driver update

    on Jun 8, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Paragon has enhanced its route optimisation software to help transport planners simplify the process of managing multi-skilled driver teams. The new functionality will allow accredited drivers to be considered for standard deliveries if spare capacity exists towards the end of the planning process.  This added flexibility will enable plans to use all available resources to increase drops per day and reduce mileage. It has been introduced in response to growing demand from delivery operations looking to differentiate their offering with a wider range of added value services, or field service companies looking to maximise use of their

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  • No stopping Lumag’s own brake pad range

    on Jun 8, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Leading global OE manufacturer and aftermarket supplier of brake friction products Lumag has added to its own brand of brake pads, Breck. This expansion will further showcase Lumag’s leading braking technology for passenger and commercial vehicles, also increasing its car parc coverage

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  • New 2017-model DAF XF makes Tip-ex debut

    on May 25, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Following its global introduction at the CV Show in April, DAF Trucks is showcasing the first right-hand-drive example of its new 2017 model year XF tractor unit at Tip-ex 2017 in Harrogate

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  • Volvo and Krone couple-up for anniversary truck trials

    on May 21, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Volvo Trucks, United Kingdom and Ireland, report successful trials for a limited-edition FH16-750 after it recently pulled a new Krone Profi Liner curtainsider from Gothenburg to the tip of Scotland. Like Volvo’s FH16, the Profi Liner is specially produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Volvo’s entry into the UK and Ireland and like all Krone trailers used by Volvo for truck demonstrations and trials, the Profi Liner, loaded on this occasion with concrete blocks to a maximum 28 tonnes for the UK and 24 tonnes for the continent, proved to be as reliable as ever

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  • VisionTrack dashcam captures collision footage

    on May 18, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Shocking new VisionTrack dashcam footage captures the moment a cyclist is knocked to the ground after being ‘doored’ by a van driver

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  • Next chooses Paragon HDX

    on May 16, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    Next has selected Paragon HDX as part of a major upgrade to its omni-channel order fulfilment solution. The modular software system will be used to enhance Next’s two-man home delivery operation, enabling the retailer to improve its customer experience while keeping a tight control over costs. Paragon HDX will provide a complete fulfilment platform to help Next to continue to push the boundaries of home delivery and introduce a host of service improvements including tighter delivery windows at point of order

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  •  French government set to introduce €40 driver fee 

    on May 16, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    The new French government’s decision to charge a €40 fee for every worker operating in France on a temporary basis and employed by a foreign company is a restrictive practice which will severely curtail the ability of UK logistics operators to work effectively in continental Europe, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest membership association in the freight sector

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  • H Mills Transport increases fleet and fits TankGuard

    on May 15, 17 • in General, Irish News, UK • with No Comments

    TankGuard is the latest product to protect truck diesel theft from HGVs. The TankGuard fuel theft alarm will activate once the fuel cap is removed or a potential thief tampers with the truck tank

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