For many years, hauliers located more than ‘an hour from Dublin’ have been faced with spending up to 15 hours a day in their vehicles. This is at odds with the Working Time Directive, is not conducive to road safety and is wasteful of resources.
“The road freight sector cannot ignore the dangers posed by drivers working 15 hours a day, five or more days a week. The Pallet Network allows drivers to carry more goods in a shorter time-frame.”, says Seamus McGowan.
With TPN, all the articulated trucks carrying goods between the hub and the depots around Ireland are moving at night, when the roads are less congested and so use less diesel and pollute less than conventional transport.
These large articulated trucks and our local collection and delivery vehicles are very well loaded in both directions and thereby reduce empty running. This in turn reduces fossil fuel consumption by reducing the number of vehicles on the road.