Dunne's Haulage

Our staff are all professional HGV drivers, trained to CPC standards, and are regularly put forward for FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) and CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety) training.

When drivers are first employed by us, we automatically enroll them on a Safe Urban Driving course as soon as possible. This is an extremely important part of our training programme, as the perspective of vulnerable road users, and how they negotiate HGVs, becomes distinctly evident to the driver.

H Dunne & Sons (Haulage) Ltd are currently a contract haulier for Tarmac, a CRH Company. With both Tarmac and Dunnes advocates of high safety standards, we were pleased to take part in a recent program conducted by Thatcham Research early in 2016 which was dedicated to the reduction of casualties on the road by identifying blind spot areas on HGVs:

Excerpt from communication by Thatcham Research:

‘Tarmac and haulage firm H Dunne & Sons recently supported a research project looking to develop a standardised test protocol for HGV blindspot safety systems. Pedestrian and cyclist casualties caused by collisions with heavy goods vehicles in urban areas continue to be a problem and research projects such as this will promote the fitment and development of blindspot safety systems and help companies make informed decisions about the performance of available systems.

By supporting this project Tarmac and H Dunne & Sons demonstrated a commitment to reducing the casualties of vulnerable road users and improving safety surrounding the use of HGV’s in urban areas.’

Research Engineer
Thatcham Research


In collaboration with LoCITY and Tarmac, Dunnes had been asked to take part in a training video during 2016.

LoCITY was launched by Transport for London, and it’s programme objective is to ‘Engage with freight and fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and infrastructure providers to increase the availability and uptake of low emission commercial vehicles operating in London’ (LoCITY website).

As a haulage operator, it is extremely important we use procedures and technologies to enhance fuel efficiency within our fleet. For example, telematics systems are installed in each of our trucks which track driving behavior. From the data obtained, we can gauge whether a vehicle is being driven efficiently.

With regular performance checks, we work closely with our team of drivers to maintain a good standard of efficiency. Fuel usage is also monitored in conjunction with driver behavior.

Please take a look at the recent communications from LoCITY, featuring our trucks and staff: