News Flash


Volvo Trucks focuses on the safety of our kids

2018-10-18 11:13
The Stop, Look, Wave campaign greets all on arrival at Guthenburg airport in Sweden, known as the home of Volvo. It’s all about helping children understand how to best behave around trucks, buses and cars and to ultimately keep them safe on the roads.

How good is this? Through a road safety initiative called Stop, Look, Wave, Volvo Trucks Southern Africa is helping children understand how to best behave around trucks, buses and cars so as to ultimately keep them safe on the roads.


Year-to-date truck sales beat last year’s figures

2018-10-18 10:41
Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa: “Sales to operators in the distribution industry, including long-haul, are driving growth while demand from the mining, agricultural and construction industries have declined.”

In among all the political ‘drek’ that we are fed every day, here’s some good news for the trucking industry. The South African commercial vehicle market is continuing to defy economic trends by increasing overall sales by 2.3% year-on-year at


MiX Telematics passes the 700 000 subscribers mark

2018-10-18 10:31
Stefan Joselowitz, Group CEO of MiX Telematics. “Growing our subscriber base and subscription revenue are key metrics for us, so achieving well over 700 000 subscribers is a great milestone.”

Huge congratulations to MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that it has passed the 700 000 subscriber mark.  This milestone was achieved by continued growth in its key markets which saw


Used oil industry offers significant job creation

2018-10-18 10:21
Used oil collectors prepare to decant oil from their vehicle. The used oil industry is a sustainable sector that not only employs many people but also effectively supports their dependents.

It is well known that South Africa is facing a massive unemployment problem with the latest figure from Statistics South Africa putting the unemployment rate at 27.2% of the labour force. It thus comes as good news that the used


Altron’s Netstar invests in hearing impaired team

2018-10-08 13:27
The Netstar learnership programme employees with Mike Borello, Netstar operations executive (far left) and Pierre Bruwer, Netstar group managing director (centre).

Here’s a real ‘feel-good’ story and one which gets Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, a big hats-off for going this route. It revolves around Netstar’s long-standing learnership programme which provides learners the opportunity to develop meaningful careers and expand


CAIA to hold two Dangerous Goods Seminars in Transport Month

2018-10-08 13:08
Hauling Dangerous Goods is not for the feint-hearted with high levels of professionalism needed at every stage of the operation. You have to do it right or the consequences can be dire.

As part of its National Transport Month activities, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), is presenting its 2018 Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban during October. The seminar is aimed at Dangerous Goods experts


Fleet management systems vital in costly climate

2018-10-08 13:03
Justin Manson, sales director at TomTom Telematics: “A good fleet management system, while initially a significant capital investment, starts to pay for itself in a few months, unlocking new value in just a few months.”

In today’s high cost environment where trucking businesses of all kinds and sizes are looking for ways to maximise efficiency and keep costs under control, a fleet management system is no longer regarded as a nice-to-have. Rather, it’s a must.