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Oct

Engen partners with Plastics SA in a Robben Island clean-up

2016-10-13 16:16
International Coastal Cleanup efforts on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Robin Island, a former prison, was where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years imprisonment. 

More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the 2015 ICC

Engen, a supplier of polymer material to the plastics industry, along with 140 volunteers and partners, assembled at the Nelson Mandela Gateway recently to join other project partners – including Plastics SA Clean-up, Recycle SA, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Brand

Sep

Hats off to Nick’s Motors for walking the talk

2016-09-22 09:56
A group of Nick’s Motors drivers watching the original video sent to the company by FleetWatch. The video has now become part of the company’s standard driver training sessions.

By Patrick O’Leary FleetWatch always believes in giving credit where it is due and in this case, we lift our hats high to Zimbabwean-based haulier, Nick’s Motors, for the dynamic and proactive action management took in responding to criticism of

Sep

Mercedes-Benz Trucks displays at AAD exhibition

2016-09-16 10:48
The ‘meneer’ of military vehicles, the Unimog U5000 provides maximum mobility in the toughest of terrains. It’s an amazing vehicle which many in the old SADF will remember as being the stalwart of the military fleet.

Mercedes-Benz is exhibiting a selection of its military offerings at this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition taking place this week from September 14th to September 18th at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof, Centurion. “As an international innovator

Mar

Volvo Trucks launches I-Shift with crawler gears

2016-03-16 10:38
The new Volvo I-Shift with crawler gears offers an entirely new scope for extra heavy trucks with automated transmission to regulate their speed when crawling slowly and even reversing.

Volvo Trucks has introduced a new member to the I-Shift family: I-Shift with crawler gears. The new gears, which are added to the vehicle’s automated transmission, provide specialised start capability for trucks carrying heavy loads in demanding situations. Volvo Trucks’

Jan

MiX Telematics leads in SA fleet management market

2016-01-21 09:36
Brendan Horan, managing director of MiX Telematics (Africa): “South Africa is where it all began for us in 1996 and we’re grateful to not only have grown substantially in this market over the years but to have industry experts note this growth and the contribution we have made to the local fleet management landscape.”

MiX Telematics, well known as a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has been recognised by a recently published Berg Insight report as the largest fleet management solution provider in South Africa. The report, titled ‘Fleet Management

Oct

MBSA expands driver health and safety programme

2015-10-07 15:14
Collaboration remains an important catchphrase for MBSA as the company strives for the sustainability of the transport sector in South Africa, with employee wellbeing as a key contributor.

As part of National Transport Month, City Couriers became the second fleet company to join hands with the MBSA and Corridor Empowerment Project (CEP) Fleet Owner Workplace Programme on 23 October 2014. City Couriers is a logistics solutions provider with

Apr

Holiday travellers face biggest risk on roads

2015-04-02 07:56
Research shows that driving faster than the speed limit and not stopping to rest will get you from Johannesburg to Durban an hour faster. However, it will double your risk of being in an accident – and this is without factoring in the effects of driver fatigue. So slow down and stick to the speed limit. And remember, the trucks are your friends out there. Share the roads with them in harmony. (The poster displayed on the truck is a FleetWatch Initiative for Road Safety. Thanks to Bakers Transport for spreading the message on its trucks).

To all those people in the trucking industry who are leaving the ‘big wheels behind’ and are heading off in your dinky-toys over the Easter weekend, please note what Discovery Insure has found below. Think of this before you head

Apr

FleetWatch Easter message to all truck drivers

2015-04-02 07:49
Already the trucking industry, via various initiatives, is helping to spread the road safety message where it counts, out on the roads. FleetWatch urges all truckers to look after the little ‘uns over this Easter period. Get them through safely and please take extra care of yourselves as you will be sharing the roads with many ‘moegoes’ who don't have a clue about road safety. (The poster displayed on the truck is a FleetWatch Initiative for Road Safety. Thanks to Imperial Logistics for spreading the message on its trucks)

Hi there all you wonderful guys and gals behind the wheels of the ‘big-wheelers’. Firstly, to those of you who will be off the road this weekend spending time with your families, we wish you a great holiday. And to