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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

Aug

New tyre management solutions launched in SA

2017-08-11 10:52
Throwing their weight behind FleetFirst, the new offering from TrenTyre are, from left: Nigel Sowerby, retail and services director EMEA Goodyear; Nonkosi Dyantyi. Group Communications Manager; Manoel Almeida, finance director, Goodyear; Thandekile Dhladhla, Trustee of the TrenTyre Empowerment Trust; and Stephen Smith, TrenTyre operations director.

FleetFirst, a tyre management solution offered by Goodyear which is currently taking care of over 200 000 trucks in 28 European countries helping fleet operators to reduce both downtime and total cost of ownership, has arrived in the South African

Jul

South Africa needs a Third Party insurance programme

2017-07-20 11:38
The license fee and toll costs on just one trip from Johannesburg to Durban and back are more than what the third-party insurance would cost says Chris Barry, MD of HCV Insurance. He contends that if we are to survive on our roads, we can’t afford not to implement a well-managed private entity managed Third Party insurance programme.

By Chris Barry, MD of HCV Insurance South Africa’s yoke of embarrassment on the roads – the R350-billion damage every year and the statistics of fatalities – will not improve if the authorities continue attempting to reverse the carnage through

Jul

Half-year truck sales decline

2017-07-14 09:44
The market might be facing some tough times ahead but this hasn’t deterred UD Trucks from going full steam on its recently launched Croner range, see here in a construction application. The full story on this new range is carried in our FleetWatch eMag edition.

The truck market experienced a 2.8% decline in sales during June to reach a total of 1 652 units. This result brings the total for the first six months of 2017 to 8 888 units, a decrease of 2.8% on the half-year

Mar

Meet the new CEO of Barloworld Logistics

2017-03-20 13:50

Barloworld Logistics has appointed Kamogelo Mmutlana as its Chief Executive Officer. Mmutlana is a qualified industrial engineer with 21 years of senior business executive experience in operations and management in varied sectors including Logistics, Industrial, automotive, food services, hospitality and

Oct

Engen partners with Plastics SA in a Robben Island clean-up

2016-10-13 16:16
International Coastal Cleanup efforts on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. Robin Island, a former prison, was where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years imprisonment. 

More than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during the 2015 ICC

Engen, a supplier of polymer material to the plastics industry, along with 140 volunteers and partners, assembled at the Nelson Mandela Gateway recently to join other project partners – including Plastics SA Clean-up, Recycle SA, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Brand

Sep

Hats off to Nick’s Motors for walking the talk

2016-09-22 09:56
A group of Nick’s Motors drivers watching the original video sent to the company by FleetWatch. The video has now become part of the company’s standard driver training sessions.

By Patrick O’Leary FleetWatch always believes in giving credit where it is due and in this case, we lift our hats high to Zimbabwean-based haulier, Nick’s Motors, for the dynamic and proactive action management took in responding to criticism of

Sep

Mercedes-Benz Trucks displays at AAD exhibition

2016-09-16 10:48
The ‘meneer’ of military vehicles, the Unimog U5000 provides maximum mobility in the toughest of terrains. It’s an amazing vehicle which many in the old SADF will remember as being the stalwart of the military fleet.

Mercedes-Benz is exhibiting a selection of its military offerings at this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition taking place this week from September 14th to September 18th at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof, Centurion. “As an international innovator

Mar

Volvo Trucks launches I-Shift with crawler gears

2016-03-16 10:38
The new Volvo I-Shift with crawler gears offers an entirely new scope for extra heavy trucks with automated transmission to regulate their speed when crawling slowly and even reversing.

Volvo Trucks has introduced a new member to the I-Shift family: I-Shift with crawler gears. The new gears, which are added to the vehicle’s automated transmission, provide specialised start capability for trucks carrying heavy loads in demanding situations. Volvo Trucks’