Supporting the future skills base

2011-10-01 19:44
The engine that the school has bought with a portion of the money sponsored.

Hats off to the passenger & commercial vehicles division of Eqstra Holdings for supporting two schools in Gauteng to address South Africa’s technical skills shortage. Eqstra Flexi Fleet, the commercial vehicle leasing and rental business unit, has adopted Pretoria Technical


Tops in Responsible Care

2011-10-01 19:02
Tops in responsible care

Congratulations to Manline Energy on winning the inaugural Responsible Care Haulier Award introduced this year by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association. The award recognises the best performing haulier signatory that transports Dangerous Goods on behalf of the chemical sector.


Santaco takes to the air

2011-10-01 14:50
Charging down the runway...

This story has nothing to do with trucking but since there has been a lot of interest around the SA National Taxi Council forming its own airline, we thought our readers might like to see a few photographs of the


Boys and their toys

2011-08-01 21:04
Isn’t this a beauty

Isn’t this a beauty. A friend, Chris Barnard, sent in this pic of a pimped Peterbilt which made everyone in the office drool with envy. Take a look at the ‘˜before’ picture in the top right corner and then compare


Housing delivery with a difference!

2011-08-01 21:03

This has got to be one of the most ingeniously constructed RDP houses ever seen in this country. It was sent to me by our good friend in Zambia, Alan McNab, who reckons it’s no wonder we need GPS in


Recovering a lost load…

2011-08-01 20:18

You’ve got to hand it to South Africans , when disaster strikes, everyone climbs in to help clean up the mess. Take this truck which lost part of its load of cool-drinks in Pretoria. A good friend of FleetWatch and


SA companies pipped as world leaders

2011-08-01 19:02

South Africa stand proud. Two of our major fleet management and vehicle tracking companies have been pipped by an international research group to emerge among the world leaders in a shake out in the global telematics industry. ABI Research, operating


Cape Town port speeds up supply chain

2011-08-01 19:02
The first four trucks to use the new truck entrance at the Cape Town Terminal. The trucks are now serviced from kiosks which will result in a quicker and safer service as truck drivers no longer need to get out of their cabs.

Good news for truckers servicing the Cape Town Container Terminal is that Transnet Port Terminals has officially opened its new truck entrance and staging area valued at R12­ million. This is a significant milestone to the industry and port users.


De Swardt becomes ‘Da Green’

2011-08-01 18:56
Abrie de Swardt receives his award from Mapule Ncanywa, acting CEO services, at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa.

Congratulations to Abrie de Swardt, marketing director for Imperial Logistics, who has received the Green Supply Chain Industry Leadership Award 2011. The nomination was due to his far reaching work on bringing green to the supply chain both within Imperial


Willowton boasts 125 Freightliner Argosy trucks

2011-08-01 14:50
Happy chappies from left: Enrico Botha (Commercial vehicle sales manager, Garden City Motors Pietermaritzburg); Frans Henning (MD, Willowton Logistics); Duncan Prince (Product Manager, Freightliner/Fuso division at MBSA); Justin Kent (Operations Director, Willowton Logistics); and Willie De La Rosa (Freightliner Sales Executive, Garden City Motors Pietermaritzburg)

The recent delivery of 60 Freightliners to Pietermaritzburg­based Willowton Logistics, now makes it one of the largest Freightliner fleets in South Africa. Willowton’s latest acquisition brings to125 the number of its long haul Freightliner Argosy trucks which operate throughout South