Handy Haulage Blog

I was not shocked to read this article today.There are a few women in my life that are guilty of neglecting their cars and expecting yours truely to keep on top of tires and oil changes!! This New Year, AA Patrols are encouraging motorists to treat their cars with a little more TLC following the results of their most recent Motoring Poll.

woman changing oil

The poll indicates that a significant portion of the Irish motoring population routinely neglect to check their car’s fluids, tyres and lights.




November is going to be an interesting month for both hauliers and their customers.

height restrictions on loads
As of the 1st of November a height restriction will be enforced on Irish hauliers. This restriction has been in place since 2008 but hasn't been enforced. A new legal height of 4.65m will have to be adhered to, this will put an extra cost on farmers who buy straw or hay.

An artic load of round bales usually carries 60 to 62 bales, but with this new law the load will be reduced by a third to 40 to 42 bales and will increase the haulage by a third at the least.  The very same will apply to large square bales. This law only applies to Irish hauliers, Northern Ireland and UK hauliers ware not affected.

On a positive note,  the NRA have decided to lift the fee on a select few tolls to see if it will encourage hauliers to use the main motorways. A lot of haulage companies are currently using the old roads to avoid the cost of the tolls. If the NRA dropped the price of the toll the hauliers then hauliers would use it more and would result in small towns becoming free of HGVs.



The IRHA held a meeting for hauliers in Charleville last Wednesday evening. A big crowd turned up and many were angry and frustrated hauliers. A few hauliers have informed us that the traffic corp have been playing havoc with operators and have been very picky in relation to the tying of loads.

It seems that there is no legal way to tie down a load as no two loads are the same. It’s a very grey area so hopefully the hauliers will be listened to by the traffic corp and that they will work together to resolve it.

Photograph from http://photos.farmersjournal.ie/

A substitute reindeer needs to be tranported from County Clare to the Noth Pole by Christmas Eve!! Weighs approx 600 kilos. Unfortunately I cannot pay for this transport, but will send wishes of good will to you and yours in 2012!

Email santa@needreindeerfast.com



*Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2012 to everyone from the team at www.handyhaulage.ie*



Budget 2012 - Rising Fuel Costs

What do you think of the 1012 budget and how with it effect hauliers? The increase in Carbon Tax means that petrol and diesel become 1.4c and 1.6c cent respectively more expensive from midnight tonight. 

Budget 2012

Prices for both will also increase by a further 2.44cent from January 1. The Irish Road Haulage Association has criticised the Budget increase in road fuels. It said the move is taking money from legitimate road users and giving it to criminals involved in laundering diesel.The increase in road fuel will cost the industry hundreds of thousands of euro and the association is warning it could put some companies out of business.




The CSC Fuel Card offers a complete service for on-road fueling for all sizes of business (view application form). Many of the locations offer a 24 hour - 7 day service featuring the latest outdoor card terminals coupled to high-speed pumps. 
These facilities are located at strategic points along main roads, giving a combination designed to minimise the time spent refueling. The sites are polled on a daily basis and the information collated to produce detailed management reports that can be used tomonitor individual vehicle performance.
• Quality branded fuel at discount prices
• Access to large site network throughout IRL, UK & Europe.(600+sites in ROI & over 2,500 in the UK)
• Many 24 hour fully automated sites 
• Itemised billing showing date, time, quantity, vehicle registration etc. to enable cost monitoring and control 
• PIN number operated for security 
• Only diesel can be purchased with the card 
• Good choice for both small and large fleet operators 
• E-Billing if you wish to receive your invoice by email 
• View your transactions, prices, reprint invoices and manage your account online 
CSC Fuel Card endorses Handy Haulage as an upcoming business, wishing them every success.
ROI: 04837511196   
NI: 028 37511196

There were a lot of haulage backoads advertised on www.handyhaulage.ie. Keep an eye on the website for new loads every day;


  • Tractor from Essex to Bandon
  • BMW from Blanchardstown to Kilrush / Ennis
  • BMW from Blanchardstown to Newcastle West
  • 20 Foot Container from Kilrush to Cree co clare
  • Sand from Thomastown to  Kilcock
  • 7.5 ton Iveco horselorry from Ennis to Kinnegad
  • Farm gates from Loughrea to Penrith
  • 58 dining chairs packaged from the UK to belfast


Here is a list of the loads added to the website today;

  • Dumper from Carnew to Galway
  • 10 x 12 ark from croom to carbury
  • Portacabin from Oranmore to Ballina
  • Oil from limerick to claremorris
  • Hay from Enniskerry to KILARNEY

Check out our loads page for more!

Here is a list of today's loads that need to be moved...

  • 100 rounds bales of straw from kilkenny to Meath
  • Motorbike engine fron Carlow to Newcastle
  • Kitchen table & chairs from ferrybank to limerick
  • 40 ft container from Tipperary to Carrigaline
  • 13 ton excavator and Jcb 4cx from Hereford UK to Galway

Check out our loads page for the entire list of loads!

Here are the latest loads advertised on handyhaulage.ie
*BBQ from Cheshire to Kildare
*Weight block from Mullingar to Ennis
*Cubic Meter bags from Kilcock to Ardrahan
*Flatbed router from Honeyreagh to Harolds cross
*Tractor from Armagh to Roscrea
*Forklift truck frpm Letterkenny to Ballygar
*4X4 from Carmarthenshire to Limerick
*Fertiliser spreader from bury st edmunds from Ballinasloe
*2 40hp outboard engines from Scotland to Donegal
*Trailer from kinnegad to Ballybunion
*Tractor tyers from Surrey to Carndonght
*Mobile home from Nenagh to Castlebar

We are delighted to announce that www.handyhaulage.ie has been selected as a preferred supplier by the Irish Road Haulage Association. The IRHA, as the recognised representative body for licensed road haulage operators in Ireland, has been operational for the last 38 years and seeks to promote professionalism, excellence and safety in transport. The preferred suppliers programme provides IRHA members with a list of recommended providers of products and services relative to the road transport industry.The complete directory is not an exhaustive list of every supplier in the country, but rather a limited list of companies who will have passed a rigorous vetting process undertaken by IRHA head-office before inclusion in the directory.

IRHA preferred supplier

About IRHA
The IRHA was founded in 1973 with the purpose of representing and promoting the interests of Ireland’s licenced road haulage industry – on a national and international level. The Association promotes excellence, professionalism and safety in the operation of road transport businesses. For more information, visit www.IRHA.ie
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