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Gert Swanepoel at the helm of UD

Gert Swanepoel at the helm of UD

UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Gert Swanepoel as the company’s new managing director.

 
Logistics developments to serve SA

Logistics developments to serve SA

The JSE-listed Fortress Income Fund, which focuses on development of prime logistic warehousing, retail centres and strategic offshore investments, has launched the R650-million Louwlardia Logistics Park alongside the N1 in Centurion.

 
Serco displays specialised custom building skills

Serco displays specialised custom building skills

Two fully equipped trailers, for use in Mpumalanga as mobile testing centres for learner driving licence tests, have been custom built by Serco. The 12,5m-long trailers were built for PCubed, and feature a main examination section comprising an examiner’s desk and 15 workstations where applicants sit their tests. The back section houses a registration desk, the generator and a server room.

 
Johannesburg scoops award for effective traffic management

Johannesburg scoops award for effective traffic management

TomTom has released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index (TTTI) 2017 the annual report which provides details on the cities around the world with the most traffic congestion. In a study of 390 cities, Johannesburg – South Africa’s most densely populated city – stood out for its implementation of effective traffic-management systems across the city, earning special recognition from an international panel of traffic experts.

   
Transport can be a competitive advantage

Transport can be a competitive advantage

“Escalating expectations, new competition, a lack of transport infrastructure and warehousing, complex and intertwined market places, as well as a move back to regional trade are threatening the transport and logistics industry,” says Paul Stone, chief executive at DHL Supply Chain South Africa.

 
An overall positive budget review

An overall positive budget review

This morning, FOCUS attended the 2017 budget review, hosted by Econometrix and Grant Thornton, where the overall feeling was that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan seems to have done a pretty good job, despite political pressure and the continued threat of a downgrade posed by the ratings agencies. 

 
Bridgestone on a roll

Bridgestone on a roll

Bridgestone South Africa is growing its truck and bus radial (TBR) offering with the addition of a 12 R22.5 size in its Firestone FS404 range of heavy-duty vehicle tyres. Initially available only in 315/80 R22.5 sizing, the new 12 R22.5 will open the FS404 to a wider market.

   
Barloworld invests in the youth

Barloworld invests in the youth

Barloworld Logistics has pledged its commitment to a long-term partnership with the Love Trust – a local non-profit organisation that seeks to bring hope to young children in under-resourced communities by providing and supporting early childhood education.

 
New head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance

New head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance

Standard Bank has announced the appointment of Simphiwe Nghona as group head for Vehicle and Asset Finance, effective March 1.

 
Tomorrow’s trucks, today

Tomorrow’s trucks, today

The Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck made its debut last year, and the first (low-volume) production vehicles are about to be delivered to their new custodians.

   
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MiX on the up

MiX on the up

MiX Telematics Limited, a solutions provider for management of fleets and mobile assets, has announced the financial results for its third quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended December 31, 2016.

 
Bid rigging leaves removals company in a jam

Bid rigging leaves removals company in a jam

The Competition Commission of South Africa has appealed the R450 000 fine imposed by the Competition Tribunal on Stanley’s Removals for bid rigging in the furniture-removal industry. The Commission is seeking a penalty of ten percent of Stanley’s 2012 turnover for each of the eight offences it admitted to.

   
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