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Volvo Trucks helps Boere In Nood

2017-03-23 12:06
One of the three trucks used by Volvo Trucks to deliver feed to farmers to alleviate the effects of the drought. This one, aptly named ’Boytjie’, travelled 160 457 kms around the country on its mission

The recent drought in South Africa has taken its toll on everyone in South Africa but the people who face the reality of the drought first-hand are the farmers of our country. Volvo Trucks could not simply sit back knowing


Hino Midrand wins Dealer of the Year Award

2017-03-23 12:04
Celebrating Hino Midrand’s win are, from left: Calvyn Hamman, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Toyota SA; Shigehiro Matsuoka, Managing Officer, Hino Motors Ltd; Hennie de Villiers, Dealer Principal - Bidvest McCarthy, Hino Midrand; and Andrew Kirby, President and CEO - Toyota South Africa.

Hino Midrand, one of six Hino dealerships in the Bidvest McCarthy Group, has won the Hino Dealer of the Year (DOTY) award for the second successive year. It was one of only three Hino dealerships in South Africa to sell


Bucking the trend for the good of SA

2017-03-23 12:03
Keith Nare, research associate at SANRAL’s materials lab in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, has a BSc (Biochemistry and Chemistry), B.Sc. Honours (Chemistry) and an M.Sc. (Physical and Polymer Chemistry): “The future of the country is in the hands of the youth and how far they are willing to spread the ripple effect of extended responsibility for community development in the spirit of Ubuntu.”

First the bad news: While South Africa is crying out for skilled, technical orientated people, it is a sad fact that in the Global Information Technology Report 2016 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), South Africa was ranked last


Serco delivers on SAPS tender

2017-03-23 12:01
The flatbed trailer designed by Serco for the South African Police Services will be used to transport Nyala armoured vehicles to and from various destinations.

Serco, more renowned for its reefer range of trailers, has delivered on a tender it won to build two step deck flatbed trailers for the South African Police Services (SAPS). SAPS wanted special design features which Serco could provide thanks to


UD Trucks Southern Africa wins international award

2017-03-16 12:28
Gert Swanepoel (left), managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, celebrates the company’s International Sales Award with Peter English, chairperson of the UD Trucks Dealer Council.

Congratulations to UD Trucks Southern Africa on being awarded the International Sales Award as the brand’s largest overseas market in 2016. “This award is a true testament to the calibre of staff and dealers we have in the region, and


Small transporters benefitting from waste stream management

2017-03-16 11:07
Haroun Gallie, one of REDISA’s registered transporters. “In joining the REDISA family, I’ve achieved something. I’ve got a job, I’ve got my own business. Things I didn’t have before.”

Waste stream management is a growing industry in South Africa, largely driven by new technology, public/private collaboration and a resulting new industry all of which is providing great opportunities for independently-owned SMME transport companies. One such example is REDISA which


Musina Ring Road on track to divert trucks

2017-03-16 10:55
This drawing shows the extent of the Nancefield Interchange.

One year after construction started on the Musina Ring Road in the north of Limpopo, the project is scheduled to be completed within the next 18 months provided that climatic conditions prevail. The R625-million project by SANRAL will divert traffic


Cartrack reaches 600 000 subscriber milestone

2017-03-09 10:55

Cartrack, a global leader in fleet management, vehicle tracking and telematics technology, has announced that it reached over 600 000 active subscribers globally as of February 2017. The figure reflects strong, consistent growth over the past year and an increase of


Breakthrough in road to rail migration of cargo

2017-03-09 10:53
Cutting the celebratory cake are, from left: Wim de Klerk, ArcelorMittal SA CEO; Mathys Enslin, Barloworld Logistics executive; Mlamuli Buthelezi, Transnet Freight Rail; Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry; Bongiwe Ntuli, Grindrod Freight Services; and Rajendra Balmakhun, Newlyn Investments.

Barloworld Logistics together with Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Grindrod Terminals and Newlyn Properties recently celebrated the official opening of the Elandsfontein Intermodal Terminal. The terminal recently received railed cargo for the first time in almost four


Swanepoel named new MD of UD Trucks

2017-03-09 10:52
UD Trucks-Gert Swanepoel

Congratulations to Gert Swanepoel on his appointment as the new managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa. ​Swanepoel has been with UD Trucks – previously known as Nissan Diesel – for 27 years and started his career in the company