Border corruptions now ‘serious’

2010-11-01 19:02

Corruption, which has always been evident at the Beitbridge border post to varying degrees, seems to be now taking on serious proportions. This is according to a recent communiqué issued by the Federation of East and Southern African Transport Associations.


Dragon secures Engen

2010-11-01 18:50
Engen Alrode depot manager Nick Murugan with Aluvin’s Rory de Nobrega.

So seriously does the Engen Alrode depot take its security that it is using a Dragon to help it in this mission. “Aluvin’s ‘˜Dragon’ security seal has helped us keep fuel theft at remarkably low levels,’ says depot manager Nick


Graffiti lands a big one?

2010-11-01 15:14
Graffiti has branded ten refrigerated vehicles for Imperial’s Fast ‘n Fresh distribution services. These are the first of Imperial’s massive fleet to be branded as part of a national rebranding campaign.

In one of the largest vehicle branding jobs to be undertaken in the country to date, vehicle branding expert Graffiti has landed the contract to rebrand the entire Imperial Logistics fleet with the new Imperial corporate identity. The contract incorporates


What boy’kies! (or is that girl’kies)

2010-11-01 14:50
Taking centre spot among Jost SA staff is Manie Roux with his pink ‘jarmies’.

{pub}Breast Cancer Day on October 1st gained enthusiastic support from all sectors including the trucking industry. One company which gave it a ‘˜full tonk’ was Jost SA with all staff being encouraged to wear something pink in show of their


Imperial Logistics strengthens its African footprint

2010-11-01 13:47
One of Loubser Transport’s 91 rigs. The company is now owned 65% by Imperial Logistics.

Imperial Logistics has acquired 65% of transportation specialist Loubser Transport in a move which will serve to strengthen the group’s African service offering. “The team’s knowledge of transportation requirements, particularly from a cross border and agricultural sector perspective is strong,’


GRW expands services to tanker owners

2010-09-12 21:32
GRW Engineering has opened a dedicated service and repair division further widening its after sales customer service. The new division will service all makes of trailers but at this point in time will undertake structural repairs only to GRW products.

GRW Engineering, one of Southern Africa’s largest manufacturers of road tankers for the fuel, chemical and liquid gas transport industry, has launched a new services division to provide tanker repairs, refurbishments and contract servicing that adhere to the same quality


Hi-Cube container update

2010-09-12 21:28

There is mixed news for vehicle fleet operators carrying Hi-Cube containers in South Africa writes Andrew Parker. The bad news is that operators are going to have to invest in new vehicles or convert their existing vehicles to comply with


Ahead of their time

2010-09-12 21:27
Designed and developed 30 years ago by Henred Fruehauf. Note the wind deflection features around the cab of the Mack truck tractor curving around the trailer – and the side-skirting. And this was 30 years ago.

Just when you think you’re dealing with a breakthrough ‘˜first’, you find someone has gone before you writes Patrick O’Leary. In the July edition of FleetWatch, we ran a cover story titled ‘˜Green Vision becomes reality’. It was all about


New Ctrack fitment centre

2010-09-12 21:20

Ctrack South Africa, powered by DigiCore, has opened its fifth dedicated fitment centre. It is situated in Menlyn Park, Pretoria. Other centres are based in Cape Town, Durban, Boksburg and the West Rand. Ctrack SA MD Mark Rousseau says the


A world first for South Africa

2010-09-12 20:59
“MiX3000 puts high end fleet management capability in the hands of the entry level transporter” - Brendan Horan,GM sales and marketing, MiX Telematics SA.

A self-managed fleet management and stolen vehicle recovery system recently launched on the local market houses world first communications technology available for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android phones, as well as the Apple iPod. The recently launched MiX Telematics MiX3000 is