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Dec

Ctrack beats the hijackers

2015-12-14 10:01
Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack’s Fleet Management Solutions division, says that considering that criminals are investing in technology such as jamming devices to commit crime, it is critically important that South Africans consider their ‘visibility’ status.

Three cheers to Ctrack, the telematics specialist, for recently pouncing on a number of criminals who used signal jamming – an increasingly popular form of preventing a telematics unit from broadcasting its position to the service provider – to hijack

Dec

TRAC N4 going all out to keep road users safe

2015-12-14 09:58
TRAC is going all out to ensure the safety of all road users over this Festive Season but as this sign on the back of a tear-drop curtainsider trailer hauled by a Freightliner Argosy says: “Safety is your responsibility”.

Traffic on the N4 Toll Route will increase dramatically in December and January and as concessionaires of this road, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) has been hard at work preparing to accommodate this escalation. December is traditionally one of the busiest

Dec

Growth recovery continues for SA truck market

2015-12-14 09:54
When compared to November 2014, the biggest recovery was in the Extra Heavy segment at 23.6% to reach a total of 1 245 sales.

The strong recovery in the South African commercial vehicle market continued for the fourth consecutive month, registering an 8.9% year-on-year growth for November to reach 2 976 units. This is according to the latest combined results released by the National Association

Dec

Urgent action needed to address road safety says AA

2015-12-03 09:33
19 people died and four were injured in this one accident which occurred last weekend near Westonaria when a taxi lost control, hit into a truck and overturned. The AA says crashes and deaths on our roads are too common and believes more can be done to improve the situation. FleetWatch agrees with this sentiment.

Last weekend, South Africans again experienced another disastrous time on the country’s roads with one incident alone claiming the lives of 19 people in Westonaria in Gauteng. The human cost of these crashes is immeasurable and requires urgent action. “It

Dec

AON launches new fleet risk management solution

2015-12-03 09:32
Linking hands to improve driver behaviour on the road using technology as the tool are AON’s Deon Grobbelaar (left) and Louis Swart, MD of DriveRisk.

The increasing number of vehicle accidents on South Africa’s roads, particularly those involving trucks, raises many questions about the standard of driver training, the safety of all road users and the soaring costs to repair the damage and lost productivity

Dec

Why we need a state-run third-party insurance provider

2015-12-03 09:32
While injuries to your person are covered by the RAF, damage to a vehicle is not – and if an uninsured or underinsured driver has an accident with another vehicle, they would be liable for the costs incurred in that accident. Introducing third=party insurance would also be an opportunity to reduce the number of uninsured vehicles on South Africa’s roads says Chris Barry, MD of HCV Insurance.

Chris Barry, managing director of HCV Insurance, has been punting for the introduction of a state-run third-party insurance provider for many years. In this opinion piece, Fleetwatch affords Barry the chance to enlarge on his thoughts of why he feels

Dec

Hino SA comes out top in regional parts contest

2015-12-03 09:32
The Hino South Africa winning team, from left: Khathu Mudonde, Hino Parts Operations Support Manager; Dorcas Karosa, Hino Parts Senior Analyst; Gao Malau, Hino Parts Inventory Manager; Chris Jansen van Vuuren, Hino National Parts Manager; Charl Oosthuizen, Toyota Parts Interpretation; and Sudesh Sanilall, Senior Manager Hino Customer Service and After Sales.

Congratulations to Hino South Africa for coming out tops in the annual regional parts contest for distributors in Africa, the Middle East and Europe for the second consecutive year. Hino SA was competing against 15 other countries. The winner was