Road-worthiness Testing

Additional centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

Additional centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

Additional centres have been authorised to carry out road-worthiness tests on ‘fast’ tractors, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). A ‘fast’...

June 19, 2018

2 centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

2 centres authorised to test ‘fast’ tractors

To date, two test centres have been authorised to carry out road-worthiness tests on ‘fast’ tractors – though the number...

June 14, 2018

‘First of its kind’ tractor testing course launched by AIT

‘First of its kind’ tractor testing course launched by AIT

A tractor testing course – described as the “first of its kind” – has been launched by the Athlone Institute of...

May 29, 2018

Agri contractors set to escape the need to test ‘fast’ tractors

Agri contractors set to escape the need to test ‘fast’ tractors

Agricultural contractors look set to escape the need to test ‘fast’ tractors, once the tractor is used mainly on land...

March 15, 2018

Tractor testing saga rumbles on

Tractor testing saga rumbles on

The saga surrounding the road-worthiness testing of ‘fast’ tractors continues to rumble on, with no conclusion on the immediate horizon....

March 14, 2018

Tractor testing measures to come under the spotlight this week

Tractor testing measures to come under the spotlight this week

It is understood that stakeholders will meet to discuss tractor testing measures later this week, after weeks of little or...

February 5, 2018

‘Plenty of time for logical dialogue on tractor testing measures’

‘Plenty of time for logical dialogue on tractor testing measures’

There is still plenty of time for logical dialogue on ‘fast’ tractor testing measures, according to the president of the...

January 17, 2018

Minister Ross commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures

Minister Ross commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has been commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures after...

November 23, 2017

Agri contractors welcome department roll back on tractor testing measures

Agri contractors welcome department roll back on tractor testing measures

Agricultural contractors have welcomed the roll back by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport on proposed tractor testing measures....

November 2, 2017

Review of proposed tractor testing measures a ‘victory for common sense’

Review of proposed tractor testing measures a ‘victory for common sense’

News that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will revisit proposed tractor testing measures has been described as a...

November 1, 2017

Department set to roll back on ‘fast’ tractor testing measures

Department set to roll back on ‘fast’ tractor testing measures

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is set to roll back on ‘fast’ tractor testing measures following a stakeholder...

November 1, 2017

All you need to know about the latest developments for the testing of ‘fast’ tractors

All you need to know about the latest developments for the testing of ‘fast’ tractors

News emerged yesterday that ‘fast’ tractors with a maximum design speed of in excess of 40kph being used for “commercial...

October 19, 2017

Contractors call for ‘unworkable’ tractor testing legislation to be scrapped

Contractors call for ‘unworkable’ tractor testing legislation to be scrapped

‘Unworkable‘ legislation relating to the road-worthiness testing of tractors involved in commercial haulage needs to be rescinded. This is the...

October 18, 2017

Haulage: ‘Fast’ tractors travelling more than 25km from base liable for testing

Haulage: ‘Fast’ tractors travelling more than 25km from base liable for testing

It is feared that a 25km distance-from-base limit has now been enshrined in legislation, as a criterion for road-worthiness testing...

October 18, 2017