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MiX Telematics launches new driver monitoring service

2017-05-24 10:05
The success of the MiX ReportMyDriving programme is based on a combination of factors, including the simple, yet effective placement of safety hotline stickers on vehicles, the 24/7 MiX Journey Management Centre that operates the hotline, and the incident investigation process that follows.

Mix Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has launched an in-house driver monitoring service called MiX ReportMyDriving. The service is focused on promoting road safety and reducing road accidents by improving driver behaviour and


Truckers take road safety to the kids

2017-05-24 10:03
The Road Freight Association’s Gavin Kelly in full swing with kids from Sophakama Primary School teaching them about road safety with Crossroads and the Road Freight Association’s ‘Safety For All’ campaign. At the back is Captain Safety, a special RFA mascot who, with the help of other fun teaching aids, helps make the event enjoyable for the kids.

Three cheers to Crossroads, the 51% black-owned value chain logistics organisation, on its initiative in taking the Road Freight Association’s (RFA) ‘Safety For All’ campaign to Sophakama Primary School in Du Noon, Milnerton, to teach Grade 0 and Grade 1


Engen Driver Wellness 2017 visits Gauteng

2017-05-24 10:02
Councellor Zandi Takan screens a truck driver. According to Engen’s corporate social investment manager, Mntu Nduvane, there has been a marked increase in the number of individuals using the services which is a clear indication that this intervention is making a difference to the wellbeing of drivers and will ultimately lead to a healthier industry.

Engen Petroleum brought its annual Driver Wellness programme to Gauteng last week with truck drivers being invited to receive free voluntary health screenings at the Kranskop 1 Stop North and South Bound on the N1 Highway, Bela Bela and the


Cartrack chalks up double digit growth

2017-05-18 16:40
Cartrack’s Global Chief Executive Officer, Zak Calisto has every reason to smile given that the group’s global subscriber base grew from 502 849 to 600 610, representing a 19% growth.

In among all the ‘drek’ news that has bombarded South Africa of late comes the good news that Cartrack, a leading global provider of fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics services, has grown its subscriber base by a


R45-million contract for Woodford Vehicle Rentals.

2017-05-18 16:39
The determining factor in Woodford Vehicle Rentals being awarded the R45-m contract with Softbev was the comprehensive offering that Woodford Vehicle Rentals presented that provided a fixed cost inclusive of a number of benefits, including drivers, fuel management, tracking, maintenance, and any unforeseen incidents or circumstances.

Woodford Vehicle Rentals has been awarded a 36-month contract with Softbev – a major player in FMCG industry that specialises in a variety of soft drinks, including Pepsi, Cooee, and Jive. The contract – confirmed in April – will provide


Warm heart of Cargo Carriers brings joy to the kids

2017-05-18 16:32
It was a happy day for the children of Forest Town School when Cargo Carriers donated R164 359.56 to this worthy organisation. Seen at the handover are, from left: Pauline Legodi, Cargo Carriers human resources director; Trish Keega, deputy principal of Forest Town School; Ingrid Middelton-Vey, fundraiser at the school; Diana Padayachee, Cargo Carriers’ group audit and risk manager; and Anna Dikotla, Grade R Level 1, Forest Town School.

The warm heart of the trucking industry once again shone when supply chain specialist, Cargo Carriers, gave a sizable donation to Forest Town School. The cheque for R164 359.56 will go towards fees and new educational equipment for children who have


General Motors pulls out of South Africa

2017-05-18 16:31

General Motors is pulling out of South Africa having determined that “continued or increased investment in manufacturing in South Africa would not provide GM the expected returns of other global investment opportunities”. On top of this news comes the announcement


MAN is coming out of the closet

2017-05-11 11:09

Hoorah! MAN Truck & Bus is coming out of the closet judging by the fact that in the overall heavy truck and bus market over 8,5 tons GVM, the company has managed to chalk up an 18,5% year-on-year growth in