Streamlining the supply chain

2010-09-12 18:10
Pick ‘n Pay CEO Nick Badminton

In a belated effort to streamline its supply chain and catch up with its competitors, Pick ‘˜n Pay Stores will invest R2-billion over the next three years to establish four new distribution centres (DC) in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western and Eastern


Global supply chain risk survey

2010-09-12 17:59
Marius Swanepoel,Imperial Logistics CEO.

Sapics (the Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa) recently collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) in Boston USA, in a global supply chain risk survey. The purpose of the survey was


Hino touches Africa

2010-09-12 17:16
All smiles at the handover of a Hino 300 Series 8-14 truck to the Touch Africa charitable initiative. From left: Ignatius Muthien, senior manager, marketing of Hino SA; Mike Glover, CEO of Touch Africa; and Dr. Casper Kruger, vice president of Hino SA.

Hino South Africa has loaned a 4-ton Hino 300-Series 8-14 truck, fitted with a Praga van body, to Touch Africa, an educational initiative based in the Eastern Cape. Mike Glover, who heads up the organisation, says the truck will be


Eyes on the road

2010-09-12 16:38
An SAB fleet vehicle with the Driver Check decal for instant response to driver behaviour on the roads.

Driver Check has been awarded the contract for the driver monitoring solution for SAB’s Isando depot where 67 vehicle stickers will be placed on the SAB delivery trailers and fixed rigs. This will enable the public to provide feedback on


Transport doyen goes large

2010-09-06 21:33

In a time which has seen many companies in the local haulage industry counting pennies and battening down the hatches, Cargo Carriers, a veritable doyen of South African road transport, is having its best ‘˜new business year’ in twenty years.


Take it easy on Friday

2010-09-06 15:50
Miss South Africa, Nicole Flint, a Casual Day supporter with one of the children from the Alma School for the Disabled, which is one of the many beneficiaries of Casual Day.

Are you ready for Friday, September 3rd? That’s the day allocated to Casual Day 2010 when you’ll be asked to laugh a little and give a little; when you can wear your frown upside down, give everyone a reason to


Daimler’s natural alternatives

2010-08-25 15:34
Hybrid trucks such as this Freightliner are becoming more and more in vogue in the USA in line with the greening of the industry.

Although we don’t have much to do with buses in FleetWatch, we thought this story would be of interest merely to show the massive move towards greening heavy vehicles in the USA. In what is the largest contract for natural gas


Diesel – it’s in his veins

2010-08-25 14:39
Having travelled all over the world, rebuilt a classic Mercedes-Benz 280 L and performed miracles with his golf handicap, Peter Wraight, formerly of Mercedes Benz Commercial vehicles, is back where he belongs - in the trucking industry.

There is absolute truth in the saying that once diesel gets into your blood, your fate and fortune will forever be bound to trucks and trucking. This certainly bears out in the case of Peter Wraight, former product manager for


Extra protection from Shell

2010-08-12 15:48

Shell Diesel Extra is now available to fleet operators in the mining and construction sectors and will soon be available in a number of African countries apart from South Africa where it was launched in July last year. Designed to


Ithuba Agriculture buys own Hinos

2010-08-12 15:39
One of Ithuba Agriculture’s new Hino 700-Series 57-450 truck-tractors being loaded with sugar cane near Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal. In the picture, from left, are: Billy Binns, commercial vehicle sales consultant at Hino Pietermaritzburg; Rob West, GM of Ithuba Agriculture and his colleagues, workshop manager Neville Reddy and cane manager, Zakhele Nxasane.

Ithuba Agriculture, established as an income and employment generator for a community trust in the Kranskop area of KwaZulu-Natal, has made such good progress since its establishment in 2005 that it has now bought three new Hino 700-Series truck-tractors of