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Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz donate R1,5 million towards disaster relief

Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz donate R1,5 million towards disaster relief August 2, 2021 Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA), Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services have joined forces to present the Gift of the Givers Foundation with a donation of R1,5 million in support of disaster relief efforts. The donation follows the recent unrest and violence that affected some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng communities and will help to feed 3 000 families. Michael Dietz, president […]

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Look at Hino’s Dakar contender!

Look at Hino’s Dakar contender! August 2, 2021 Hino Motors, a regular competitor in the gruelling Dakar Rally since 1991, will race a diesel-electric hybrid truck in the 2022 event. This means it will be challenging the so-called “monster trucks”, with engines of more than 10-litre capacity, for outright victory in the category with a truck fitted with a hybrid power unit producing 794 kW (1 065 hp). This is a big leap from the 550 kW (738 hp) that was […]

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Logistics sector grows – for now

Logistics sector grows – for now August 2, 2021 The overall logistics sector continues to show tremendous growth with year-on-year increases of 26,4%. This might be from a low base due to the hard lockdown in 2020, but the quarter-on-quarter growth reveals increases of 4,2%. This is according to the Ctrack Freight Transport Index. During the last year, every single sector measured by the Ctrack Freight Transport Index recorded positive growth. Pipelines – with 2% – showed the smallest gain, […]

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Need a bursary? Then read on!

Need a bursary? Then read on! August 2, 2021 Do you need a bursary for yourself or your child? Then read on! With less than two months until applications close, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) is reminding South African youth to take full advantage of its bursary and scholarship programme. At a time of economic uncertainty and pressure for consumers, Sanral’s financial aid is designed to take the financial pressure off students and allow them to […]

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Lessons from the Transnet cyberattack

Lessons from the Transnet cyberattack August 2, 2021 The recent cyberattack on Transnet has paralysed South African ports; this is how you can prevent a similar attack on your company. According to the Ponemon Institute’s global study of insider threats, almost one in four internal compromised data incidents in 2020 were caused by criminal and malicious insiders. Given the increased number of employees working remotely due to the global pandemic, business owners must stay alert to avoid potential risks. “Employee […]

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Trevor Milton arrested!

Trevor Milton arrested! August 2, 2021 Trevor Milton, the founder of Nikola, has been charged with fraud. He “lied about nearly every aspect of the business” in order to drive investor demand for Nikola stock, say prosecutors. CHARLEEN CLARKE explains what happened in the lead-up to his arrest. Nikola – the designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles – and its founder, Trevor Milton, have been hitting the headlines of late. For all the wrong reasons. Why? Does […]

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Women at Daimler pave the road to industry transformation

Women at Daimler pave the road to industry transformation July 30, 2021 August is Women’s Month and August 9 is National Women’s Day in South Africa. In recognition of the growing influence of women in the local commercial vehicle industry, ROWAN WATT-PRINGLE spoke to three leaders making big waves at Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA). Annelie van Rooyen, head of used trucks, says that the seeds for her long and rewarding journey in the motor industry were sown […]

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Volvo Trucks donates R1.68 million to aid and rebuild SA

Volvo Trucks donates R1.68 million to aid and rebuild SA July 23, 2021 What an amazing gesture! Volvo Trucks South Africa, on behalf of the Volvo Group, has responded to the recent unrest and violence in the country by donating R1.68 million (SEK 1 million) to aid those severely affected, and to support the rebuilding of the region. The funds were made available by the Volvo Group and will be donated to the Gift of the Givers Foundation, the largest […]

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REVEALED: 30 000 truck deliveries lost in violence in SA

REVEALED: 30 000 truck deliveries lost in violence in SA July 22, 2021 New data released by Netstar has revealed the massive impact the protests and looting of last week have had on the trucking industry’s ability to deliver much needed goods to market. Netstar says three major clients lost more than 613 000 km in delivery miles in just five days. That is the equivalent of travelling around the globe 15 times. According to the telematics company, between July 10th […]

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WANTED: cross-border transport operator

WANTED: cross-border transport operator July 21, 2021 We’ve been contacted by Misheck Saurombe, who needs to move tanks from Rustenburg to Zimbabwe. He is looking to employ a suitable cross-border transport operator. If you can help, contact Misheck on +263 78 097 5561. Share

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