Contribution of transport costs soar

2013-06-20 09:20
According to the 9th State of Logisticsâ„¢ survey for South Africa 2012, the total cost of fatal accidents caused by poor road conditions in 2010/2011 is estimated at between R207-million and R621-million.

The contribution of transport costs to overall logistics costs in 2012 was pinned at 61%, the highest it has been in the past nine years and far higher than the global average. Logistics costs as a percentage of total GDP


Green-thinking Imperial CEO gets award

2013-06-20 08:50
CEO of Imperial Logistics: “Transformation to greener business starts in the supply chain.

Congratulations to Marius Swanepoel, CEO of Imperial Logistics, on being presented with the “Sustainability Leadership Award‘ at the annual Sustainable Business Awards, hosted by Nedbank Capital. The award was bestowed on him in recognition of his success in greening African


A million kilometres and still going strong

2013-06-20 08:40
Honey Lotus Farm’s business partners, Richard Burns and Elfie Mgidi in front of the UD 440 with more than a million kilometres on the clock. Mgidi was the UD 440’s first driver.

Hauling over 92 000 tons of freight and generating more than R10.3-million in revenue while clocking up over 1-million kilometres without giving any major problems is a truck any transport operator would want. That is exactly what a 2008 UD 440


Ctrack Mzansi improves B-BBEE status

2013-06-20 08:30
Keeping an eye on your fleet is what Ctrack Mzansi does.

Ctrack Mzansi has announced an improvement in its B-BBEE status from that of a Level 4 contributor in 2012 to that of a Level 1 contributor in 2013. Ctrack Mzansi is a fully black empowered company associated with JSE-listed DigiCore


Tolling could increase hazmat risk says specialist

2013-06-12 11:00
“Tolling urban freeways is inevitably going to drive heavy vehicles and hazardous cargoes into our suburbs and this is yet another reason that road building should be funded by an inexpensive fuel levy instead," says Rob Handfield – Jones

Defensive driving specialist and long-time tolling opponent, Rob Handfield , Jones, has raised concerns that SANRAL’s tolling of Gauteng’s freeways would increase the number of hazardous materials (hazmat) vehicles passing through residential areas as operators sought to avoid tolled roads.


Skills gap hindering logistics capabilities

2013-06-12 10:51
“The skills divide in South Africa continues to widen as foreign direct investment increases and the demand for talent outstrips supply”...Hennie Heymans, managing director of DHL Express South Africa.

The South African workforce is currently faced with many challenges, two of the most pressing being the country’s significant skills gap and shortage as well as the volatile situation of the labour market. This is according to Hennie Heymans, managing


New vibration resistance battery for trucks

2013-06-12 10:45
Vibration is the single biggest cause of premature battery failure - which is why First National Battery has developed batteries to overcome this problem.

With the amount of electronics incorporated into trucks nowadays, the often ‘˜taken-for-granted’ battery is taking on an increasingly important role. It is thus FleetWatch welcomes the news that First National Battery (FNB), a subsidiary of JSE listed Metair Investments Limited,


Mega move for Barloworld Transport Solutions

2013-06-06 08:30
Rogan Brent, MD Manline Mega, (left) and Neil Henderson (CEO Barloworld Transport Solutions) sign the deal.

Not five months have gone by since Barloworld Logistics merged its Dedicated Transport Services division (DTS) with the Manline group to form Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and already another company has been added to the stable. What is interesting here


Big drive to eliminate potholes in Eastern Cape

2013-06-06 08:20
Workers on the Department of Roads and Public Works’ Road Enterprise Development Programme ensure that the potholes are plugged or in some cases stripped and completely replaced and relayed.

Eastern Cape truckers are no strangers to potholes and will therefore be pleased to hear that a programme by the Department of Roads and Public Works (DRPW) is targeted on making potholes in the province a thing of the past.