Author:focus-on-transport

Digital transformation of transportation & logistics industry in its infancy

Digital transformation of transportation & logistics industry in its infancy August 5, 2020 The transportation and logistics (T&L) industry has observed steady growth for more than 10 years and is now worth more than R5,2-trillion. The industry is facing three major challenges – agility, sustainability and visibility – which companies operating in the industry are hoping to address through digital transformation. In its latest report, “The Digital Transformation of Transportation and Logistics”, Lux Research highlights the most compelling use cases […]

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Milk buyer renews contract with MiX Telematics

Milk buyer renews contract with MiX Telematics August 5, 2020 National milk buyer Dairy Farmers of South Africa (DFSA) has renewed its contract with MiX Telematics Africa for another 30 months. DFSA has been a MiX client for the past 16 years. The company relies upon MiX Telematics to provide vital fleet management solutions for their 85 trucks which collect milk from farmers in virtually every province of South Africa and deliver trusted products, including those of the iconic Clover […]

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Bye bye, Covid? Hyundai develops aircon that cleans air

Bye bye, Covid? Hyundai develops aircon that cleans air August 5, 2020 Right now, we all have a thing about bugs. We don’t want nasty stuff floating around in the air. But we all know that this does exist – otherwise almost 19 million people would not have contracted Covid-19 by now. Bearing this in mind, we are pleased to announce big news: Hyundai Motor Group is working on new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles. The […]

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Manage your drivers like never before

Manage your drivers like never before July 14, 2020 Ctrack by Inseego – the global supplier of vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions – is introducing the new On The Road (OTR) driver fleet management solution. Utilising the robust and modern Garmin Fleet 790 device as the hardware and the proprietary Ctrack fleet management software, customers now have even more features to ensure the productive running of their fleets and drivers. The IP67-rated device is a fleet telematics […]

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Thermo King and BPW announce collaboration

Thermo King and BPW announce collaboration July 14, 2020 The companies are convinced that they will soon deliver to market a reliable and efficient solution making zero-emission refrigerated trailer transport a reality. “For decades, Thermo King has considered it our responsibility to lead the refrigerated transport industry and always deliver solutions that our customers expect from us,” says Francesco Incalza, president of Thermo King Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We’re leaders in electrification. We have the largest range of zero […]

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Telematics saves costs during Covid-19 pandemic

Telematics saves costs during Covid-19 pandemic July 14, 2020 This has probably been the most challenging year for most businesses – ever! MD of Legratron Electronics, Itumeleng Matshego, says fleet operators therefore need to do what they can to reduce costs. He says: “One way in which to do this is to use telematics, which can save costs in a number of ways. The data provided by telematics can reduce fuel costs. It allows for better planning of routes to reduce unnecessary […]

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Volvo FMX turns 10!

Volvo FMX turns 10! July 14, 2020 In 2010, Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo FMX – a truck specifically developed for the demands of the construction industry. After a decade in the mud, it has a solid reputation as one of the toughest construction trucks on the market. “The Volvo FMX was a game changer and it soon became very popular among both haulage operators and drivers,” says Eric Parry, product manager at Volvo Trucks Southern Africa. The robust modern […]

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Automotive aftermarket guidelines

Automotive aftermarket guidelines July 14, 2020 While consumers have welcomed these guidelines, the automotive industry has slammed them, citing various concerns from safety to the impact on the economy The recently published Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket Industry have been welcomed by consumers who believe that motoring costs will be slashed. The automotive industry, on the other hand, has criticised the guidelines citing various concerns ranging from safety to the economic effects. Who should we believe? […]

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Iveco through the decades

Iveco through the decades July 14, 2020 Since its formation in 1975, Iveco has established itself among the big brands in the commercial vehicle industry. Fleet Transport’s JARLATH SWEENEY reports that the S-Way is the latest in a long line of incredible Iveco trucks Currently a brand of CNH Industrial – a world leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana – Iveco employs close to 21 […]

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Face to face with Jacques Fourie

Face to face with Jacques Fourie July 14, 2020 Bridgestone SA recently announced the appointment of a new man at its helm, Jacques Fourie. LIANA SHAW caught up with the company’s new CEO and asked him about his impressions of the market and future hopes for the company South African-born Fourie has spent a significant part of his working life overseas, heading up Cummins’s OTR and Commercial Division. Although new to the tyre industry, Fourie has accumulated valuable experience in […]

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