Consultation on First 10 Year Haulage Strategy Launched

29 April 2021 

Minister of State for Transport Hildegarde Naughton TD has today launched a public consultation on a Ten-Year Strategy for the Haulage Sector – the first of its kind for Ireland.

The Programme for Government includes a commitment to develop such a Strategy and this consultation document is the first step. This will be the first time a strategy focused specifically on the haulage sector has been developed in Ireland. “The haulage sector plays a vitally important socio-economic role. This has been demonstrated more than ever during the current Covid crisis, throughout which road hauliers have continued to keep supply chains open both nationally and internationally.

Haulage operators and HGV drivers, as well as those working in the wider logistics and supply chain sectors including in further education and academia, as well as members of the public, are all encouraged to contribute to this public consultation and provide ideas and feedback. Participants are also asked to raise any additional issues, which they believe may assist in developing the appropriate policy for this vital sector. 

The consultation is open for 12 weeks until the 2nd of July. Further details available here