South Coast boasts a large fleet containing a variety of equipment to cater for all your logistical needs, large, medium or small. South Coast operates over 40 trucks in accordance with strict regulations which help protect the customer, the company and the general public.

The Vehicles

  • Are equipped with mobile phone and satellite tracking systems enabling the traffic office to locate the exact position of deliveries at a touch of a button.
  • Have ADR certification while some have an additional Safe Loading Pass certificate in accordance with the Irish Petroleum Industry Association.
  • Are equipped with on board food grade compressors to assist discharge of tankers.
  • Have equipment with discharge hoses for specific products.
  • Carry the waste collection permit number WCP-CK-08-0578.
  • Carry spill kits as per the waste collection permit regulations.
  • When new on arrival are recalibrated from 85kms per hour down to 80kms per hour; the legal limit.

As all clients needs vary, we posses the ability to provide the exact equipment required through operating in excess of 200 trailers. All South Coast equipment can be specifically modified and painted in customer livery, providing added value to clients.


The company operates a modern fleet of over 45 trucks with a gross carry weight of 44 tonnes. This fleet includes ADR / Safe Pass vehicles for the carriage of Dangerous goods as required under the ADR regulations and the Irish Petroleum Industry Association regulations. The fleet also has non ADR vehicles for transport of non hazardous goods.

All ADR vehicles are equipped with on board food grade compressors to facilitate the safe and uncontaminated discharge of the consignments being carried. All vehicles are equipped with satellite tracking providing vital information on positioning as well as fuel consumption adhering to our commitment to a greener environment.

Tanker Chassis

All tanker chassis within the fleet are built to ADR specification. They have at all times a DOE certificate along with a valid ADR certificate. They are capable of carrying either 20ft, 30ft or 33ft tank containers.

40ft – 45ft Chassis

All are built to ADR regulation and carry a valid DOE certificate along with an ADR certificate. These chassis are capable of carrying 1 x 40ft box container, 1x 45ft box container, 2 x 20ft empty tank containers or 1 x 30ft empty tank container.

Tipping Chassis

All tipping chassis are built to ADR specification and carry a valid DOE certificate along with an ADR certificate. The tipping chassis is designed to carry a 20ft tank container which requires extreme elevation in order to discharge the product.

Road Tankers

The company operates road tanker for both the chemical and food industries. Some of the chemical road tankers are rubber-lined for the carriage of specific dedicated products, others are stainless steel. All carry both DOE and ADR certificates. Food grade road tankers are also operated by the company and vary in sizes; all carry a valid DOE certificate.

Fuel Tankers

All fuel tankers have 6 compartments enabling the simultaneous delivery of different fuels to station forecourts. They carry a valid DOE certificate, a valid ADR certificate and a Safe Pass Loading Certificate.

Tank Containers

South Coast operates ISO tank containers for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Their sizes range from of 17,500lts to 35,000lts.

Walking Floors

These feature a complex floor system of geared sliding planks which work in groups to shimmy the load in (or out) using inertia and friction between the sliding planks and the loose or palletted load. The system is ideally suited to wood chips or recycled products, which may be unloaded quickly and easily by the driver alone without the dangers associated with traditional tipping trailers.

Chip-Liner Trailers

These specialist roof-loaded, curtainsided trailers are much in demand for carrying bio-waste, wood chip, sawdust and bark to the latest carbon neutral wood burning power stations or for reprocessing into board and other products.


These trailers provide the ability to unload the consignment via the side as the curtains can be slide to the front or the rear. Their dimensions include 2.6mtr internal height with 13.6mtr internal length.

Refridgerated Trailers

The company operates both single and dual temperature controlled trailers with dimensions of 2.6mtr internal height and 13.6mtr internal length.

Essential Maintenance Support

Because of our expertise and scale, we maintain our modern fleet in-house ensuring cost efficiencies

  • We repair and maintain.
  • We carry out various checks and body-works-related activities.
  • We carry out periodical tank container testing for both ourselves and customers.

Our technical specialists not only use their know-how for maintaining but also to develop equipment to assist the loading / discharging techniques. We are not only able to equip vehicles with the correct compressors, pumps, or pipe-work, but we are continuously active in pushing our equipment to an even higher quality standard.