“Our company is in its 2nd generation having been set up by my parents in 1979. It is currently owned and run by myself Tomás. We operate in excess of 35 trucks and over 100 trailers at present and have more than 60 employees. We are based in Dungarvan and we also have depots in Waterford, Clonmel and Dublin. I appreciate you taking the time to read a little bit about our company. We operate a very modern truck and trailer fleet. We are accredited by the Freight Transport Association of Ireland with TruckSafe Gold Accreditation.”
Family owned and run, delivering to the nation.
Dungarvan Transport Ltd is Waterford’s largest transport business and a second generation family owned and run indigenous firm based in Dungarvan County Waterford specialising in four sectors of the market – container transport, bulk animal feeds, pharmaceutical goods and liquid food grade tanker transport. We deliver quality transport services throughout Ireland . As a company we strive to be the best we can be and keep up the standards our customers expect and connect with our company and family reputation.
Dungarvan Transport Ltd is known for its customer care and high quality standard of vehicle and equipment on the road – crucial for customers peace of mind and trust. Our team of drivers, Mechanics and office staff always work to meet the demands of our customers. Our fleet of trucks and equipment are modern so ensuring continued reliability. We are also members of both the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) and Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI).
We are a fully licensed Haulage Company and have full Goods in Transit insurance and liability cover. All policies available for inspection on request. All our trucks are fitted with mobile phones and a satellite tracking system so we can offer our customers quick response times in resolving delivery collection times etc. Our fully computerised systems to provide up to the day POD’s, invoices & query response. Office based satellite tracking to assist in providing the most efficient solutions to our customer’s logistics requirements. Constant updates to guidelines & legislation issued by Dept. of Transport and other governing bodies are fully adhered to and we are holders of a Full International Haulage licence and 26 county Waste collection licence & permits.
Meet The Team
Good staff are key to any business success.
Tomás Horgan: has been working for Dungarvan Transport ltd since 1996 and has grown the business from one truck at that time to a fleet in excess of 35 today. He holds a Diploma in Business Management (Hons) from UCC. Prior to this he completed a two year course in dairy management and is also a dairy farmer. He started as a driver and worked his way up the business and expanded the business while doing this. Tomas has completed many courses over the years specifically in accounting and financial education and also business development.
Aidan Lyons: Responsibilities include daily scheduling and route planning, liaising with customers and drivers. He also has responsibility for tachograph compliance and driver’s hours’ rules enforcement. Aidan has a B.A (Hons) Business Enterprise from University of Wolverhampton and Certificate of Professional Competence from Chartered Institute of Transport. Aidan also has a Post Grad Diploma in marketing management from Limerick Institute of Technology, & Waterford Institute of Technology.
Catherine Mears: Catherine is working with Dungarvan Transport Ltd since March 2008 and has completed Level 6 Accounting Technician (I.A.T.I) course as well as receiving Fetac Level 5 Distinctions in Spreadsheet Methods, Database Methods, Word Processing and Payroll. Whilst working with Dungarvan Transport Ltd, she has become a proficient user of Stratum (Transport system), Fleetminder (Garage system) and the following online customer systems; Proactis, Tradeshift, Oracle & Ariba. In 2019, she joined the garage now Munster Truck and Trailer Services Ltd to learn the day to day running of the business from the previous manager and became garage manager in July 2020.
Quan Butler: Started with Dungarvan Transport Ltd in July 2020. Maintains all stock required for maintenance and also assists in the day to day running of the garage. Quan has a B.S.c in Technology Management from the University of Limerick, a Green Belt Certification in Lean Tools and Techniques and a level 7 Certificate in Training Delivery and Evaluation.
All garage employees are either qualified mechanics or are fully competent in the tasks they are assigned. We also have 2 apprentice mechanics. All would have been inducted and trained on all equipment being used.
Bernie O Donoghue: started with Dungarvan Transport Ltd in April 2001 and has an extensive knowledge of sage accounts package and thesaurus payroll system after completing training and many years’ experience working in this area.
Michelle Horgan: completed a Payroll Technician course with iPass and carries out the payroll and processes payment.
Emer Power: has been working with us since 2015 and has responsibility for tachograph analysis, driver training, fuel reconciliation and working directly with drivers to monitor fuel consumption and driver performance. Her qualifications are as follows:
- Bachelor of Science in Transport Management & Technology
- Transport Management (BSc Honours)
- Transport Manager CPC
Sarah Lonergan: started working with Dungarvan Transport Ltd in September 2020 as assistant transport planner. Sarah works directly with Aidan to allocate work daily and monitor driver performance. Sarah s various qualifications are: Advanced Legal Secretary, Office Manager Diploma, Management Diploma, Payroll Award with Sage 50, HR Assistant Diploma and Office Skills Diploma
A transport company is nothing without trucks and trailers capable of meeting a customers needs.
We are continuously investing in our fleet and most of fleet are euro 6 (35 of our 50 strong fleet of trucks are now euro 6). These are the most environmentally friendly diesel engines available. When investing in new trucks currently our most important issues are safety features, fuel economy and driver comfort. We have a plan where we also invest in new trailers every year which are specifically built for us to meet the demands of our customers to transport their product safely and efficiently.
We currently hold the Gold TruckSafe standard from the FTA (Freight Transport Association), along with this we are TASSC accredited. Our drivers are ADR, GDP certified and Air Cargo Security trained.
We are also ISO 9001:2015 certified
Maintenance is a major cost in transport operations and as we are involved in many different forms of transport we can clearly see the difference in costs between each type.
We have a new garage with a brake tester rolling road which will allow us to improve our maintenance capabilities further. The newer trucks are mostly dealer maintained and we have service contracts in place with over half the fleet as of now.
Niall Davis and Blagoja Boskovic have completed driver training, where they undertook in cab and in class tuition and are now certified to train all our other drivers in the most fuel efficient and safe driving techniques. This course involved 40 hours of training and these 2 drivers were chosen because of their own driving technique and their attitude towards improving and teaching others.
As the health and safety of our staff, our customers and other road users is our primary concern we will keep investing in training
All drivers have recently completed their 5th module in Driver CPC Course and in the past 12 months drivers have completed Safe Pass, Air Freight Transport Training module 13, First Aid Training, Digital and Analogue Tachograph Training and Manual Handling Training.
Aidan and I have completed Advanced Tachograph Analysis Training.
We are continuously looking to improve our service to customers and employee training is an important part of this.
We have developed our own SOP’s for all our different customer jobs and this is part of the induction process for new drivers and also signed off by existing drivers. We welcome feedback from our customers on this and will adjust to suit your specific needs.
When a new driver applies to work for Dungarvan Transport Ltd the following procedure is followed:
They are first assessed by our qualified driving instructor. If successful they are inducted, talk through our safety statement and our driver trainer go through our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for every type of work, where applicable: Three points of contact, Coupling & Uncoupling of trailers, Dublin port, GSK, Glanbia Belview cream, Glanbia Belview skim, Glanbia Belview other products, Glanbia Ballyragget, Securing the load, Forestry Operational safety checks, Clean of timber trailers, Smartply, Medite, Glennons Bros, Roadside accident, Medite Haulier, Specialist Nutrition, Roadside accident haz load, Animal feed, Coillte Haulage Site Safety Rules. Our driver trainer spends a few days with all new drivers to make sure they are competent to carry out their daily duties.
All drivers complete manual handling training. Depending on what sector/work the driver is allocated to, they complete various other training as required:
- Air Cargo Security Training
- Safe Pass
- Forest Machine Operations – Static Loader
- Goods Distribution Practice
- Glanbia Liquid Induction
- Dublin Port Safe Pass
- Port of Cork Inductions
- Various contractor inductions as required – Brookfield, Belview port etc.
We support many local clubs and charities financially and are proud sponsors of our local GAA team Colligan Emmets.
In December 2019 Tomas and his daughter Eabha took part in the Dungarvan Polar Plunge and secured €6,835 in sponsorship for Special Olympics Munster.
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
Incorporated as a ltd company since 1979 we have been at the forefront of Irish and international haulage for over 35 years.
PEACE OF MIND
All our trucks are fitted with mobile phones and a satellite tracking system so we can offer customers quick response times in resolving any concerns.
ROAD HAULAGE OPERATOR'S LICENCE
Dungarvan Transport Ltd are are a fully licensed Haulage Company and have full Goods in Transit insurance and liability cover. All policies available for inspection on request.