Author:focus-on-transport

Scania adds more solutions to electric truck range

Scania adds more solutions to electric truck range April 25, 2024 Scania – which launched its first electric truck in South Africa back in August 2022, when it delivered a pilot vehicle to the Shoprite Group – is continuing to expand its global range of battery-electric vehicle (BEV) trucks by introducing more electric machines, axle configurations, and cab alternatives, plus a number of power take-off solutions. Today, Scania’s offer covers a broad range of applications and operations; customers with different […]

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Sustainable lubricants for the off-highway sector

Sustainable lubricants for the off-highway sector April 2, 2024 Operating in the off-highway industry comes with its own unique challenges, characterised by demanding conditions. Sectors range from yellow equipment to civils, agriculture, plant hire, mining, sub-contractors, and even forestry. Lubricants for this sector must be able to withstand Africa’s high ambient temperatures and adhere to stringent original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Keeping the off-highway segment always on the move is a key focus area for FUCHS Lubricants South Africa, says […]

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Digitising the last mile: transforming logistics through innovation

Digitising the last mile: transforming logistics through innovation April 8, 2024 At a recent Transport Forum event dedicated to last-mile logistics, Renko Bergh, co-founder of CtrlFleet, brought to light the indispensable role of digitalisation in enhancing delivery efficiency and customer satisfaction in the last-mile segment. In the dynamic world of logistics, the digitisation of last-mile logistics stands as a beacon of transformation, reshaping the delivery landscape for long-haul transporters. The term “last mile of analytics” symbolises the crucial interaction between […]

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The case for greener, more streamlined logistics services

The case for greener, more streamlined logistics services April 22, 2024 As competitive qualities like an agile supply chain and greener, more automated ways of doing business take hold in the logistics niche, so companies continue to clamour to gain market share. Here, Charles Edelstein of Executive Placements briefly discusses the current direction of logistics trends. If your manager asked you what agility means within the logistics sector, would you be able to respond intelligently? Would you be able to […]

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Sitrak makes inroads in SA

Sitrak makes inroads in SA April 15, 2024 Arriving in South Africa at the start of 2023, the Sinotruk Sitrak has already been well received. We spoke to Bruce Dickson, managing director of Alpine Truck and Bus, a KZN-based Sinotruk dealer, to find out more. The initial focus was to run demo units in various fleets around the country. “Testing has shown just how good the fuel consumption and performance are,” says Dickson. “In every fleet where it has been […]

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South Africa cannot afford commuter rail to fail!

South Africa cannot afford commuter rail to fail! April 24, 2024 Commuter rail is a key aspect of any strategic public transport network. “We cannot afford for commuter rail in South Africa to fail,” says James Anafi, market sector lead: rail, Africa at AECOM. Anafi reveals that 2019 National Household Travel Survey (NHHTS) statistics for Gauteng, the country’s largest economic hub, showed a huge decline in the commuter rail market share compared to 2014, as indicated in the table below: […]

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Volvo Trucks and Ventria Revolutionise Workplace Safety

Volvo Trucks and Ventria Revolutionise Workplace Safety April 23, 2024 In the ever-evolving landscape of transport and energy, safety remains paramount. Volvo Trucks, a stalwart in the industry known for its commitment to safety, has taken a pioneering step towards ensuring the well-being of its employees and the communities it serves. Through a strategic partnership with Ventria, Volvo Trucks has embarked on a mission to make workplaces not just safer, but potentially life-saving hubs. In recent years, Volvo Trucks has […]

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Leading supply chain conference to explore AI and smart cities

Leading supply chain conference to explore AI and smart cities April 5, 2024 The last 10 years have seen phenomenal growth in tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which are being used successfully in a range of applications in the supply chain. These include demand forecasting, risk, inventory and quality management, and transport and distribution optimisation, says SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management). Recognising that AI is advancing at an unprecedented rate and has enormous potential […]

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RTMS: Beacon of Success

RTMS: Beacon of Success April 18, 2024 As Southern Africa continues to grapple with the complex challenges of road safety and efficient freight transport, the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) stands out as a beacon of success nearly two decades after its inception. Initiated in 2004 as a pilot project to curb overloading, the RTMS has evolved into a holistic management system that focuses on vehicle loading, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and improving driving behaviour and driver wellness. It has been […]

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Report highlights strength of SA’s HCV export market

Report highlights strength of SA’s HCV export market April 15, 2024 A report released in November 2023 by Johannesburg-based research and advisory consultancy Birguid has highlighted factors driving growth in the SA heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) export market. The report, “SA Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market: Executive Summary”, specifically examines industry growth, market dynamics, current trends, and industry prospects for the HCV export market. According to naamsa | The Automotive Business Council, the HCV market was “the top-performing market from a […]

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