Operator Talk

Oct

Barloworld Transport ready to embrace new technologies

2016-10-05 09:13
This truck is in a ‘platoon’ with the truck in front of it. Truck platooning is the linking of two or three trucks in a convoy. These vehicles closely follow each other at a set distance by using connectivity technology and automated driving support systems. Note the driver’s hands are off the steering wheel. This is autonomous driving linked to truck platooning.

The trucking industry is braced for beneficial disruptive technology that holds promise for entirely new business models in freight movement. Several technologies are positioned to disrupt traditional operational processes in order to improve service, costs and market share by using

Sep

Barloworld transport to embrace trucking disruptors

2016-09-30 11:06
SMART MOVE: Barloworld Transport is embracing trucking disruptors to improve service, costs and market share

The trucking industry is braced for beneficial disruptive technology that holds promise for entirely new business models in freight movement. Several technologies are positioned to disrupt traditional operational processes in order to improve service, costs and market share by using

Sep

Grobler takes the winner’s title

2016-09-22 09:08
Neil Henderson, CEO of Barloworld Transport (far left), and Ms Thokozile Mabaso (far right), Director of Road Safety KZN Department of Transport, congratulate Barloworld Transport’s 2016 Driver of the Year Award’s top three drivers: Winner - Cornelius Grobler, runner up - Norest Shonhiwa (centre) and third placed David Maimela.

Congratulations to Cornelius Grobler on winning the inaugural Barloworld Transport’s 2016 Driver of the Year Award. In second place was Norest Shonhiwa and third place went to David Maimela. The gala awards evening was held at Blue Waters Hotel on

Aug

City Logistics puts drivers upfront

2016-08-11 11:40
Driver Trainers - Josiah Koala & Ravesh Sunthkumar

The City Logistics 2016 Driver of the Year (DOTY) doubled up this year from the successful 2015 event. The 2015 world-class driver championships at City Logistics only focused on 10 finalists from line-haul operations. This year distribution drivers were also

Aug

Women truck drivers will become a priority

2016-08-11 11:36
The Barloworld Transport Training Academy is a fully-accredited training centre, registered with the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) and Department of Higher Education, and was established to address key skills requirements and development needs in the transport sector.

Statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) earlier this year revealed that South Africa has startlingly low rates of employed women at 50.9% of the female population aged 25 to 54. Alongside this, reports that South Africa

Jun

DHL Supply Chain awarded Pick n Pay contract

2016-06-30 09:07
A combination of dedicated DHL fleet and third party service providers will be used to service the new contact awarded to DHL Supply Chain by Pick n Pay.

DHL Supply Chain South Africa has secured a major retail contract after Pick n Pay awarded their General Merchandise Distribution (GMD) business to DHL Supply Chain. The contract involves receiving locally procured products at the DHL Plumbago Distribution Centre (DC),