FleetWatch 2017


Young candidate engineers putting their skills to work

2017-06-23 08:58
Zandile Tshabalala getting experience via SANRAL in pursuing her dream of being a qualified engineer.

With a shortage of skills across the board in South Africa, it is heartening to find two young candidate civil engineers, Tshimangadzo Masindi and Zandile Tshabalala, putting their skills to work in building the country’s infrastructure. Both Masindi and Tshabalala


PTV Group opens its first branch in Africa

2017-06-23 08:54
Charel Schickerling will draw on his local experience to drive forward PVT Africa’s business development and expansion.

The German-headquartered PTV Group has announced the expansion of its software business on the African continent with its own office situated in Johannesburg. The signs for this were set in 2016 with the successful takeover of Distribution Planning Software International


Truckers are simply the best

2017-06-23 08:49
A call from the company to the employees of Dawn Logistics went out to donate whatever they could for the relief efforts in Knysna. The result was the delivery by the company of 22 tons of goods to the people of the area. Hats off to Dawn Logistics and its employees.

There have been so many transporters who have willingly and freely given of their trucks, time and services over the past two weeks to haul goods to the stricken Knysna residents after the horrendous fires destroyed so many homes in


SA companies link up in world chicken drive

2017-06-22 14:44
Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded the contract to provide 4PL services to Nando’s which will see Imperial supplying Nando’s bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando’s restaurants and licensed markets in 14 countries. Nando’s, Imperial and Sasfin are all home-grown South African companies. Way to go!

This news thrills FleetWatch as it links three home-grown South African companies in a venture that is intended to ‘conquer the world’. Excuse the slight exaggeration but I do get excited when I see South African products, skills and services


Trucking industry rises to help Knysna

2017-06-09 14:11
DHL has opened up its 39 locations across South Africa as drop-off points where people can donate non-perishable foods and other emergency supplies which will then be transported to Knysna by DHL.

With residents of Knysna and surrounding areas returning to what’s left of their homes after some 10 000 residents were evacuated from the worst fires to have hit the area in decades, the rebuilding now begins – and the trucking industry


Plea to stop trashing our freeways

2017-06-09 14:10
SANRAL collected a total of 80 601 litter bags during the 2016/17 financial year in the Eastern Cape alone.

The United Nations designated June 5th as the people’s day for doing something positive for the environment. However, there is something you can do every day to help clean up the environment – stop littering the highways and byways of


FUSO rises to the occasion and hits a six

2017-06-09 14:09
Frans Putter (left) from Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Centurion hands over two of the six FUSO models to Johan van Zyl, national distribution manager for Anchor Yeast.

Results from a three month test period of the FUSO FE8 -150 and the FA9- 137 models impressed Anchor Yeast, southern Africa’s leading yeast manufacturer, so much that the company ended up buying six new FUSOs to form part of its