Author:focus-on-transport

Fast-tracking telematics?

Fast-tracking telematics? June 17, 2021 “Telematics is poised to witness exponential growth over the next five years as new applications are developed to monitor fleet activity to control costs, boost productivity, improve accountability and maintain full compliance with government regulations”. This statement was made by an advanced data analytics expert at Quantzig, a global analytics and advisory firm with offices in the US, UK, Canada, China and India. In an article that sheds light on the role of telematics and […]

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Vito gets a nip and tuck!

Vito gets a nip and tuck! June 17, 2021 This year, the Mercedes-Benz Vito turns 25 and this popular vehicle – available locally in Panel Van, Tourer and Mixto guise – has received a nip and tuck. And, in its latest guise, it represents an irresistible proposition. One thing is certain: this 25-year-old is a massive success. Since the launch of the first generation in 1996, more than 1,8 million Vitos have been sold. And, with its latest facelift, we […]

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Arctic Test 2021: Bakkies go head-to-head in the ice and snow!

Arctic Test 2021: Bakkies go head-to-head in the ice and snow! June 17, 2021 Bakkies recently took to the wintry forest trails and highways of Finland for the 35th Arctic Test. HENRI PAKARINEN reports that today’s European specification 1-tonne bakkies have improved substantially, with excellent off-road features, and they’re also comfortable to drive on the open road. Southern Finland provided bracing winter conditions for the expert crew to test the features of these vehicles. Included in the test on this […]

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Innovative Learning Solutions celebrates one year of operation

Innovative Learning Solutions celebrates one year of operation June 17, 2021 Code-14 truck driver training and testing centre Innovative Learning Solutions (ILS) is thriving in the tough economic climate created by the Covid-19 pandemic, injecting valuable skills into South Africa’s vital transport sector. Established to address the lack of truck driving competency identified by its sister company Innovative Staffing Solutions before the onset of the crisis, ILS celebrates its first year in operation this month, having opened its doors in […]

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Volta marches on Germany!

Volta marches on Germany! June 9, 2021 Volta Trucks has confirmed that the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle will make its customer debut in Germany from June 14 to 25, in Munich and Frankfurt. This is an extremely brave move; the German truck market is notoriously hard for any foreign producers to conquer. The Volta Zero will be displayed in Munich in conjunction with Volta Trucks customer, Petit Forestier, and in Frankfurt with partner, DB Schenker. Following the […]

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Naspers invests R42 million to improve public transport access

Naspers invests R42 million to improve public transport access June 9, 2021 Naspers has invested R42 million in WhereIsMyTransport through its early-stage tech investment vehicle. WhereIsMyTransport – which was founded in Cape Town – is a mobility technology company that maps formal and informal public transport networks and uses this data and technology to improve the public transport experience, making the public commute more reliable, predictable, safe, inclusive and accessible for millions of people in highly populated megacities. It licenses […]

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MiX Telematics invests in the future of science and technology

MiX Telematics invests in the future of science and technology June 9, 2021 MiX Telematics, a leading global software as a service (SaaS) provider of connected fleet management solutions, has made a donation to TRAC South Africa in support of the advancement of information and communications technology (ICT) within the Western Cape. TRAC is a national programme of the Stellenbosch University that aims to eradicate poverty through offering support to learners in applied mathematics, science and technology education. This donation […]

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Isuzu launches variable warranty plans

Isuzu launches variable warranty plans June 9, 2021 To further enhance the Isuzu customer experience for truck customers, Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is now offering an innovative aftersales solution in the form of Variable Warranty Plans specifically tailored to fit the needs of short-, medium-, or long-haul operators. The Isuzu Variable Warranty Plan is the first of its kind in South Africa and allows greater flexibility for truck customers. In addition to the standard two-year unlimited-kilometre warranty, customers and […]

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Isuzu at the forefront of rural disaster relief

Isuzu at the forefront of rural disaster relief May 27, 2021 Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has renewed its commitment to support humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers to reach remote locations in South Africa. IMSAf executive: corporate and public affairs, Mandlakazi Sigcawu, says that Gift of the Givers was provided with D-Max bakkies and Isuzu trucks to continue their lifesaving work across the country. “The supporting of communities affected by natural disasters is a key pillar guiding IMSAf’s […]

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Volvo Trucks SA celebrates handover of first unit

Volvo Trucks SA celebrates handover of first unit May 27, 2021 Volvo Trucks South Africa has presented the first locally produced unit of its new product range to Goldfields Logistics. The new FH unit will be incorporated into the company’s existing fleet of almost 200 Volvo trucks. Goldfields Logistics, a specialised warehousing and distribution supplier with nationwide operations, has plans to convert its fleet to Volvo trucks only, and it will have 212 units by the end of 2021. “We […]

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