Brian Cunningham Transport was founded in 1999 by Brian Cunningham, to cater to the transportation requirements of local businesses in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Since then, the company has grown substantially, expanding its operations and fleet. In 2003, we acquired the transport operations of Lough Conn Milling Co. and became incorporated.
Currently, we have a workforce of 50 employees and run a fleet comprising 20 tractor units, 80 assorted trailers, and 2 tugs. Additionally, we have a reachstacker located at our container storage facility in Castlebar and one in our Dublin Depot.
At Brian Cunningham Transport, we pride ourselves on our approach of “Continuous Improvement.” This means that we consistently review our processes to make them more efficient and cost-effective. For example, we have set up a container yard with container handling equipment, which reduces the need for trailers and parking, allowing us to provide a more responsive service to our customers.
We have also installed a Fleet Management system that measures the efficiency and location of each vehicle. This system allows us to have visibility of the locations of all vehicles, enabling us to respond to customer requirements quickly and efficiently. Additionally, it helps us monitor the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. We have also introduced a functionality that allows customers to track their shipments.
In 2011, we decided to enter the Tanker Business in Ireland and the UK. We established Brian Cunningham Transport UK Ltd. in Widnes to handle the UK business, and it currently runs a fleet of 7 trucks. In 2014, we moved our UK operation to Ellesmere Port and acquired waste permits for Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, and France, along with ISO9001/2008 accreditation.
To further enhance our services and provide improved flexibility to our clients, we opened a new depot in Swords North Business Park, Dublin, in early 2016. This facility is equipped with lifting equipment and has proven to be a useful link between our existing operations in the UK and Castlebar.
Our philosophy of “Continuous Improvement” continues to guide us, ensuring that we provide our customers with reliable, safe, innovative, and cost-effective transport and logistic solutions.
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