FleetWatch 2017

Oct

Vector Logistics is bringing the ice-cream

2017-10-12 13:19
Part of Vector Logistics fleet of over 370 vehicles which transport food products throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The company’s long standing relationship with Pick ‘n Pay has been cemented with a new contract making Vector Logistics responsible for distributing Pick ‘n Pay’s entire basket of frozen products – including ice-cream – across all its store formats nationwide.

In 1994, FleetWatch awarded special certificates to two highly prominent people in South Africa. The one was to newly elected President Nelson Mandela and the other to former State President FW De Klerk. The certificates were headed ‘Friend of the

Oct

Cartrack reaches over 660 000 global subscribers

2017-10-12 13:19
Zak Calisto, Global Chief Executive Officer of Cartrack, reckons that the South African market remains under-penetrated in the telematics arena with lucrative opportunities in the lower end segments. Interesting observation.

Cartrack, which operates across five continents in the arena of fleet management, vehicle tracking and telematics technology, is continuing to thrive both locally and internationally as evidenced by the company recording a 20% increase in headline earnings to R138.1-million for

Oct

Imperial Logistics saves lives with food aid solution in Malawi

2017-10-12 13:19
Happy at getting their tummies full are these youngsters from the rural areas of Malawi. Thanks Imperial Logistics!

Three cheers to Imperial Managed Solutions which, working in partnership with a leading humanitarian aid agency, recently leveraged its asset light business model to successfully deliver food aid to drought stricken communities in rural Malawi. Imperial Logistics’ involvement in this

Oct

The trucking industry shines as a beacon of hope

2017-10-11 14:22
Over 50 000 litres of water were handed over to residents in the impoverished area of Imizamo Yethu in the Western Cape suburb of Hout Bay. The Western Cape is facing an unprecedented water crisis. The project was driven by the FleetBoard division of Daimler Trucks & Buses with financial contributions from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Mercedes-Benz Vans, as well as logistical support from the South African Red Cross Society.

Editor’s Comment The trucking industry is truly a beacon of light, hope and encouragement in the stormy sea of South Africa that has become heavily polluted with the mountains of garbage constantly and irresponsibly disposed of from the luxury-liner called

Oct

Hail Storm wrecks havoc in Gauteng

2017-10-09 20:07
Gauteng storm damage. Photo Jean-Pierre McCallaghan‎

“Various parts of Gauteng were on Monday left devastated following severe thunderstorms that hit the province in the afternoon. The South African Weather Service had earlier warned Johannesburg residents to prepare for possible severe thunderstorms. “Residents must prepare themselves for

Oct

TFM delivers world-class mobile TB screening clinics

2017-10-05 11:33
This mobile TB screening clinic was built by TFM for LTE Medical & Supplies to supply a turnkey solution for the Mozambican Ministry of Health. It comprises a special body with X-ray, operator and laboratory facilities built onto a 6x4 UD Quan CW 26 370 supplied by UD Trucks Southern Africa.

Trucks are mainly viewed by the public as being large rigs hauling goods on major highways – or, on the smaller side, delivering bread and other such consumer essentials to stores and cafes around the country. However, not often recognised

Oct

Best UD fleet drivers off to compete in Japan

2017-10-05 11:31
From left: Gert Swanepoel, (MD of UD Trucks Southern Africa) with happy winners, Lafras Kruger (Quester winner) and Buza Ngcelwane (Quon Winner). With them are Catherine Wang (UD Trucks Corporation) and Stefan Bronkhorst (UD Trucks GM Fleet Sales). Lafras and Buza will be representing South Africa in the global Extra Mile Challenge competition taking place in Japan in November 2017.

UD Trucks Southern Africa is sending two of the brand’s top fleet drivers to Japan to represent South Africa in the global Extra Mile Challenge competition that will take place in November 2017. This follows the local leg of the

Oct

These ships make me Proudly South African

2017-10-05 11:31
It’s not a truck but it certainly makes us proud. This is Imperial Gas 92, one of the two new gas tankers christened by Imperial Logistics to be used to transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and pressurised gaseous products - among other things - on canals and secondary inland waterways in Europe. They can be used in the complete river Rhine area, including its tributaries. But note the Imperial logo on the driver’s cab at the back. Taking South African knowledge and expertise to the world. Yeah! Well done Imperial Logistics and thank you for making us proud as South Africans given that our so-called leaders aren’t doing much for us in the national pride stakes.

Two new gas tankers have been christened by Imperial Logistics and will join the fleet that operates from the German city of Duisburg, which is the world’s biggest inland port. The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient vessels will be used to transport liquefied