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Big telematics upgrade for logistics giant

GLOBAL fleet management software provider MiX Telematics has announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for African focused logistics heavyweight Imperial. According to...

Top telematics tech now more widely available

THE Mercedes-Benz telematics system, Fleetboard, is now part of the package for the Actros and selected Arocs distribution models. And Mercedes-Benz Trucks Southern Africa said...

Boldness helps truck maker take heavy-duty crown

MERCEDES-Benz Trucks, a brand of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) achieved market leader position in the Heavy-Duty Truck (HDT) segment in 2020...

Growth in online shopping impacts supply chains

THE COVID-19 lockdown prompted many people to either increase their use of online shopping or use e-commerce for the first time. In effect, this...

Truck maker grows market share despite torrid 2020

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) recorded total sales of 2 587 trucks and buses in 2020. Trucks led the charge with total sales of...

Growth in online shopping impacts supply chains

THE COVID-19 lockdown prompted many people to either increase their use of online shopping or use e-commerce for the first time. In effect, this...

Best quarter ever for logistics sector

THE South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest ever quarter of growth to date, according to the Ctrack Freight Transport Index. “As often...

Telematics gives fleet control lift to logistics firm

LOGISTICS company Pindulo VDM wanted to increase the control they have over their fleet in an effort to improve driver performance, fleet safety and...

Better than OEM forklift spares?

BEARING and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better-than-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. That’s according to the company’s Forklift...

Battery tips to keep on trucking

DURING a pandemic, industries are affected by reduced working hours, lockdown-enforced curfews and the financial impact of COVID-19. One industry that needs to keep...

Logistics barometer points to two-speed recovery

A year after the Ctrack Freight Transport Index turned negative the recovery is now well and truly underway. According to Ctrack SA, the biggest...

New MD’s plan to drive trucks brand forward

MARIUS Barnard, Babcock’s new Managing Director for the company’s Transport Solutions business, is gearing up to further entrench the DAF Trucks brand in southern...

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7 000th unit assembled at Coega truck plant

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

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Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...