FleetWatch 2017

Aug

Is this the end of the IRTE in South Africa?

2017-08-18 09:54
As a result of falling attendance at monthly presentations over the past year or so, the committee of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Johannesburg centre has taken the decision to suspend regular monthly general meetings until further notice. At the last meeting, there were only 12 people present, of which only four were full IRTE members. The rest of the room was filled with unoccupied chairs. Is this the end of the IRTE in South Africa?

As a result of falling attendance at monthly presentations over the past year or so, the committee of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Johannesburg centre has taken the decision to suspend regular monthly general meetings until further notice.

Aug

New UD Trucks dealer opens in Harrismith

2017-08-18 09:52
Sealing the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith are Hugh Morgan (left), director of the Morgan Group and Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks.

UD Trucks has announced the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith, Free State.  The dealership, which will officially open its doors on September 4th, is strategically located inside the Highway Junction truck-stop next to the busy N3 highway and

Aug

Reef doubles its capacity for diesel injection work

2017-08-18 09:51
Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) has boosted the capability of its ISO 9001 accredited Germiston facility by investing in a second Hartridge test bench for calibrating the new generation smart Delphi diesel injectors.

There’s a lot of ‘smoky’ trucks on our roads and it thus comes as good news that leading diesel injection specialist, Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI), has boosted the capability of its ISO 9001 accredited Germiston facility by investing in

Aug

Infrastructure is the key to Africa’s growth

2017-08-18 09:30
Agenda 2063’s infrastructure goals for Africa include world-class infrastructures to promote Africa’s socio-economic growth and sustainable development and will see intra-African trade growing from less than 12% in 2013 to approaching 50% by 2045. By 2063, Africa’s share of global trade will rise from 2% to 12%, making Africa an important player on the international stage. Better roads will certainly lead to improved transport efficiency by making it easier and less costly for trucks like these from Sabot to transverse the continent with goods.

Despite the perception that Africa is poor, the continent is rich with opportunity and there is enough private sector money to partner with governments and state institutions on the continent to speed up the roll-out of infrastructure and build programmes.

Aug

Bakwena initiates cancer education for Women’s Month

2017-08-11 10:51
As part of Women’s Month, Bakwena N1N4 has partnered with PinkDrive and the Department of Health to raise awareness around breast, testicular and prostate cancer in communities surrounding the Platinum Highway in North West Province. This year, the Pink Drive mammography truck will be stationed at Dinokana on August 17th and at Tshwelelopele Clinic on August 31st.

Helping communities along its route has always been the way of Bakwena and with August being Women’s Month, Bakwena N1, N4 has partnered with PinkDrive and the Department of Health to raise awareness around breast, testicular and prostate cancer in

Aug

Mercedes-Benz SA recognises its commercial vehicles dealers

2017-08-11 10:16
The 2016 Daimler Trucks & Buses Dealer of the Year award went to Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban. Seen here are, from left: Clinton Savage (head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks); Robbie van der Merwe, dealer principal for Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban; and Jasper Hafkamp, executive director for Daimler Trucks and Buses southern Africa

Daimler Trucks & Buses – comprising of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner, FUSO Trucks and Buses, Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach and Western Star as well as Mercedes-Benz Vans, both subsidiaries of Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), rewarded its most stellar commercial vehicles dealers