Tag Archives: UD Trucks Southern Africa


Truck market expected to grow marginally in 2018

2018-01-19 11:38
Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa: “With recent political changes in mind, we are hopeful that business confidence will return to more positive levels, which will certainly encourage businesses to invest in their fleets.”

During 2017 the South African truck market declined by 2.65% on the previous year’s results to 25 042 new unit sold. There is, however, some good news on the horizon with Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, forecasting


FleetWatch Fundraising Golf Day – what a success!

2017-11-02 13:49
A glimpse into the day at the FleetWatch Fundraising Golf Day.

We at FleetWatch Magazine are tremendously grateful to everyone who sponsored, participated in and contributed to the fourth annual FleetWatch Fundraising Golf Day on the 28th September 2017. This special day raised support and awareness for the need to enhance


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


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


First quarter growth for truck industry despite turbulence

2017-04-06 12:57
Even though the downgrading of South Africa to sub-investment grade has thrown dark clouds over the economy, Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, believes that amid all the turbulence, the dust will settle and the steady slog towards growth in the truck industry will begin once more.

The South African truck market has shown on-going resilience despite recent political and economic events. However, the effect of the rating agency, Standard and Poor, and possible other’s downgrade of South Africa to sub-investment grade will determine if the small


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


Truck sales track lower sales predictions

2016-09-08 08:35
Despite an overall slow-down in truck sales, there has been some positive activity over the past few weeks specifically in the construction sub-segment.

The South African commercial vehicle market is continuing to track various industry predictions with the forecasted decline in new truck sales continuing during August. This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of