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Fujitsu signs three year fleet deal with Lex Autolease

Fujitsu signs three year fleet deal with Lex Autolease

| January 7, 2013 | Reply

Fujitsu UK & Ireland will renew its 2,000 vehicle fleet over the next three years after extending its agreement with LexAutolease. The  IT systems provider leases its fleet from Lex Autolease with the vehicles managed on a contract-hire and accident management blended solution. Martin Coulton, Senior Procurement Manager at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: “Following [...]

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Light commercial sales drop by 2.6%

Light commercial sales drop by 2.6%

| December 20, 2012 | Reply

Registrations of light commercials will show the biggest fall, down by 6.5% in the UK and around 2.6% in Ireland. The picture is different, however, for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes and for heavy trucks and buses. Sales of 16-tonne plus trucks continued to grow strongly throughout the year in both markets, but there was an [...]

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Goodyear Dunlop is advising to look beyond the label

Goodyear Dunlop is advising to look beyond the label

| November 30, 2012 | Reply

Goodyear Dunlop is advising commercial vehicle operators to look beyond the new EU label grades when purchasing winter tyres. While fuel efficiency and wet grip, which are shown on the labels, are among the most important performance areas for operators of long haul trucks, they are less relevant in winter conditions. Grip and traction on [...]

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Ford Transit Custom Voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013

Ford Transit Custom Voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

The Ford Transit Custom has been voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA).  The announcement was made today at an awards ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin attended by leading figures from the motor industry.  The Transit Custom, with 69 points, finished ahead of the Citroen Berlingo [...]

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First Ruthmann T540 for Ireland

First Ruthmann T540 for Ireland

| November 22, 2012 | Reply

Ross Blasting and Elevation of Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland ordered a 54 metre Ruthmann T540 truck mounted lift at its unveiling in Düsseldorf, Germany earlier this month. The order will be the first to be delivered in the UK and Ireland. The sand blasting company – owned and operated by father and son Peter [...]

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Tyre & Service Superstore wins national semperit tyre retailer

Tyre & Service Superstore wins national semperit tyre retailer

| November 19, 2012 | Reply

Tyre & Service Superstore (Square Fit) with outlets in Tallaght, Ballymount and Finglas, was recently named the winner of the Semperit Tyre Retailer of the Year competition 2012. From a field of some 25 tyre retailers nationwide, Tyre & Service Superstore was selected as the best performing across a number of criteria. Commenting on the [...]

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Toyota recalls 35,000 cars in Ireland with steering problems

Toyota recalls 35,000 cars in Ireland with steering problems

| November 15, 2012 | Reply

Owners of Toyota Corolla, Prius hybrid, Wish and other models produced from 2000 to 2011 in Japan, and from 2000 to 2009 overseas should  be receiving a mail from Toyota in the following days because the company has recently discovered these cars have steering and water pump problems. These models will be recalled for inspection [...]

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Michelin’s X Radial Truck Tire Rolls 60 Years

Michelin’s X Radial Truck Tire Rolls 60 Years

| November 5, 2012 | Reply

Introduced in 1952, Michelin celebrates the 60th anniversary of the world’s first radial truck tire. The launch of the first  Michelin X Radial truck tire helped transform the road transport industry, as radials made trucking safer and more efficient. In 2011, radial tires accounted for 100 percent of the western European truck-tire market. Worldwide, Michelin [...]

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Fiat losses widen in Ireland as demand stalls

Fiat losses widen in Ireland as demand stalls

| October 29, 2012 | Reply

Losses at the Irish business of Fiat widened last year, as the motor industry continued to be battered in this country. Accounts just filed for 2011 by Fiat Group Automobiles Ireland Limited show the company lost €6.04m compared to €4.5m in 2010. The company runs the distribution here for Fiat and Alfa Romeo cars as [...]

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Scania earnings drop

Scania earnings drop

| October 23, 2012 | Reply

Lower vehicle volume, lower capacity utilisation and a higher level of costs are the reason for Scania’s earnings to drop. In a summary of the first nine months of 2012 operating income fell to SEK 6,135 m. (9,657), and earnings per share fell to SEK 5.94 (9.11). Net sales decreased by 12 percent to SEK [...]

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