Author:focus-on-transport

Fleetboard now standard on the Mercedes-Benz Truck range

Fleetboard now standard on the Mercedes-Benz Truck range February 23, 2021 The Fleetboard telematics solution is now offered as a serial standard on the Actros range and Arocs selected models effective 1 January 2021. The market-leading telematics system boasts multiple benefits for Mercedes-Benz Truck customers, such as performance analysis and reports for vehicles and drivers, mapping and trip records, including accurate fuel consumption and maintenance management, as well as expert training and analysis. Fleetboard Performance Analysis With their individual driving […]

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Zutari celebrates completion of R377m Pampoennek Road in Brits

Zutari celebrates completion of R377m Pampoennek Road in Brits February 22, 2021 Zutari celebrates completion of R377m Pampoennek Road in Brits. Built at a cost of R377 million on behalf of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral), the road stretches from the R512 to the west of the dam, and connects directly to the N4 to Rustenburg through Pampoennek. The project was officially opened by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, in partnership with Sanral and Madibeng Local Municipality. […]

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Client satisfaction central to Ctrack support

Client satisfaction central to Ctrack support February 22, 2021 Because Ctrack’s Central Support Centre is split into smaller departments, clients benefit from the best possible services in the company’s Bureau, Fleet and Technical Support divisions. Ctrack’s Bureau Service involves the full outsourcing of fleet control-room activities, backed by highly proficient hindsight, insight and foresight data analytics and reporting. Dedicated fleet controllers meticulously monitor vehicle movements, incidents, alerts and alarms from the company’s 24/7 Central Support Centre and provide real-time support […]

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After a storm comes calm?

After a storm comes calm? February 22, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has affected various sectors across the globe, with the commercial vehicles aftermarket industry taking a massive knock as well. But all hope is not lost! The market research solutions provider Reportlinker notes that the large-scale drop in business confidence, consumer demand and industrial production led to a global economic recession in 2020. “The coronavirus outbreak has also heavily impacted the commercial vehicle industry,” it highlights in its piece: “Covid-19 […]

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Business bounce-back on the cards for Serco in 2021

Business bounce-back on the cards for Serco in 2021 February 22, 2021 Business at leading South African truck and trailer building company Serco recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020, with prospects for 2021 looking promising. This takes some of the sting out of the reality of sales being nearly 25% down in 2020 (versus 2019). CEO Clinton Holcroft says that what is highly significant, in his view, is that the company did not have to retrench any employees, […]

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Hino partners with Standard Bank

Hino partners with Standard Bank November 18, 2020 Hino South Africa has established a partnership with Standard Bank Fleet Management to provide comprehensive, price-competitive and cost-effective service and maintenance plans for its truck customers. Pieter Klerck, general manager Hino SA, says the company is continuously looking at ways in which it can enhance the ownership experience for customers. “We first re-evaluated our pre-2018 service and maintenance programmes. Next, we conducted extensive investigations into the after-sales product offerings of our competitors […]

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IFOY Award 2021: these are the finalists!

IFOY Award 2021: these are the finalists! February 22, 2021 A total of 17 products and solutions from 14 intralogistics providers have been nominated for the 2021 IFOY Award. Meet the finalists! The finalists for this year’s International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award have been announced. In the ninth round of the awards, which are also known as the “Oscars of intralogistics”, the jury has selected 17 devices and solutions from 14 manufacturers to compete for […]

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Big Brother is watching!

Big Brother is watching! February 22, 2021 A company can be held accountable if an employee causes an accident in the course of their duties, so it is essential that all the necessary steps are taken to ensure that the organisation is covered. Can human nature be controlled, however? Supa Quick summarises things superbly in its piece “Distracted driving – a major cause of road accidents”: “A split second is all it takes for an accident to happen. Keeping your […]

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Isuzu wins Manufacturer of the Year Award

Isuzu wins Manufacturer of the Year Award February 22, 2021 Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) was recently named as the Overall Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards. Isuzu scooped the Gold Award through the attainment of the highest results in both the leasing and the rental categories, attaining scores of 76,1% and 83,9% respectively. The company’s overall score was 80% – more than 6% and […]

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Lubrication solutions slash gearbox power consumption

Lubrication solutions slash gearbox power consumption February 22, 2021 Industrial customers can reduce gearbox power consumption dramatically and thereby slash costs and reduce downtime by using lubrication solutions from Rocol, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Lubrication experts from Rocol can even be called upon to assess a particular customer’s requirements and applications in order to recommend an optimal solution. These range from gearboxes to bearings, chains, compressor and hydraulic oils, anti-seize and corrosion lubricants, industrial cleaners and […]

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