Fuso develops long haul hybrid truck

2011-10-01 18:56
Fuso has moved the hybrid concept up into the long-haul ranks with the new Super Great HEV model.

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Fuso, a member of the Daimler group, has introduced a heavy-duty hybrid truck in Japan with first tests of the Super Great HEV demonstrating significant fuel efficiency improvements over conventional diesel-only vehicles on long haul routes. The


Saving the Rhinos

2011-08-01 19:33
The VW amarok fitted with the MiX Telematics system is being used in the fight to preserve our rhino populations.

Although this is is not exactly a ‘˜green trucking’ story, there is not one of us who don’t want the rampant rhino poaching we have seen over the past years halted dead in its tracks. Imagine South Africa without rhinos.


A tree from FleetWatch

2011-06-01 19:33
 Patrick O’Leary (second from right) hands the FleetWatch gift tree to Nico Louw. With them from left are Frikkie Fourie, Innus Liebenberg and Johan Louw.

A landmark Policy Statement affirming the commitment of the International Road Federation (IRF) to the development of environmentally sustainable roads as an investment in the long term prosperity of both planet and society has been released. It was a double-whammy


Saving the environment…one battery at a time

2011-06-01 18:56
These finished lead-acid batteries contain as much as 80% recycled lead and plastic.

When trying to impact positively on the environment, start with the simple and easy things , like looking around you at what things that would ordinarily be considered waste can be recycled. Recycling helps lessen the amount of waste that


Manline wins our green star award

2011-05-01 19:33

IN THE MARCH edition of FleetWatch we awarded our first Green Star award to Renico Construction for ‘˜greening up’ the outside of their premises. We urged other trucking companies to follow its example by greening up their premises and to


Good reason to celebrate

2011-05-01 18:56
The Green team from Triton Express, Volvo, BPW, Wabco and Afrit.

TRITON EXPRESS recently linked hands with its customers and suppliers to celebrate in grand style the introduction into the company of two new ultra-clean Euro 5 compliant Volvo truck tractors teamed with custom built trailers. South Africa seems to celebrate


Accolade to Imperial Logistics as a Climate Change Leader

2011-04-01 19:33
Environmental action has been taken on many fronts including the greening of their trucks with up-rated technology by Imperial Logistics

IMPERIAL LOGISTICS has received a Special Mention at the 2011 Climate Change Leaders Awards. The accolade acknowledges the group’s contribution to the ‘green logistics’ evolution as a supply chain leader through its focus on greater vehicle, driver, electricity and waste


Partnership to reduce carbon emissions

2011-04-01 19:11

FLEETWATCH DOES NOT normally cover the taxi industry but we thought this snippet might just be of interest in terms of ‘˜greening’ South Africa from a vehicle perspective. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Gauteng provincial government and


Green Trucking Tip

2011-04-01 18:52
Correct Alignment

Correct Wheel alignment saves fuel Wrong vehicle alignment may drastically influence rolling resistance and consequently fuel consumption. If any of the wheels on a 12-wheel tractor and trailer are not properly aligned, the total drag on the vehicle increases. There


Benefits far outweighed expectations

2011-03-01 19:33
After a six month trial run, the Green Trailer has proved its worth and Barloworld Logistics is now planning to convert the rest of the fleet on the same route running the same contract.

When FleetWatch Reported on the launch of Barloworld Logistics’ Green Trailer project last year (see FleetWatch, July 2010 edition), we promised our readers to get back to them with results once the test run was completed. A promise we make