Goods Transport

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 […]


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 […]

RSA Update for Driver CPC Training 31 Dec 2020

RSA Update for Driver CPC Training 31 Dec 2020   As you are all aware the Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State from midnight 30th December until 31 st January 2021 in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19.   Although the country is moving to Level 5 the RSA’s position […]

Temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules

The temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules to assist HGV drivers facing Brexit delays at Dublin and Rosslare ports Introduction: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), in consultation with the Department of Transport, has agreed to grant a temporary exception from certain provisions of the EU driving and resting time rules.  It will […]

UK Government releases BREXIT Manual for EU Haulier and Professional Drivers

London. The UK government has published a Brexit manual on road haulage (Published 18 November 2020). It summarizes the most important rules that will apply to the sector from January in the movement of goods between Great Britain and the European Union (EU). The manual will be continuously updated in line with the decisions that […]