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Feedback wanted on Ireland’s ten-year strategy for the haulage sector 18 June 2021

Focus on generating efficiencies, improving standards and moving to a low-carbon future

Ireland’s domestic and international road haulage sector plays a vitally important role in the Country’s economy. In line with the Programme for Government, the Department of Transport is working towards developing a ten-year strategy for the road haulage sector. The Government’s aim is to develop a strategy that will focus on generating efficiencies and improving standards, and helping the sector move to a low-carbon future.

The Department of Transport has launched a two-phase public consultation to seek views towards the development of a strategy for the haulage sector.

The first consultation document was published on 09 April with submissions due by 02 July. See details on how to make a submission at:


On 16 June 2021, the Department of Transport hosted a Haulage Strategy Webinar which included an address from Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD and presentations and Q&A with over 50 stakeholders across the haulage and logistics sector. Freight and haulage representative organisations, as well as those working in the wider transport, logistics and supply chain sectors including in further education, training and academia attended the online event. The event heard from a range of experts on topics including decarbonisation, the skills gap and HGV driver shortage.