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Bridgestone grows truck and bus footprint

Bridgestone South Africa has launched a new addition to its Firestone FS404 range of heavy-duty tyres. Initially available only in 315/80 R22.5 size, the FS404 is now also available as a 12 R22.5 variant; optimised for duty on steer,...

Zero emissions from eTruck

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning customer trials of its small series, heavy-duty eTruck for short-radius distribution. Part of Daimler Trucks’ electric vehicle initiative, the trial involves handing over the new trucks to selected customers from different industry sectors throughout Europe. Mercedes-Benz...

Barloworld Logistics boosts values-driven education

Barloworld Logistics recently commenced its partnership with the Love Trust, a local non-profit organisation established in 2009. The organisation seeks to bring hope to young children in under-resourced communities by providing and supporting values-driven education. Love Trust’s vision is to...

Scania reduces carbon emissions at Skoda

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, automobile manufacturer Skoda will be introducing five Scania CNG-powered trucks for use at its main assembly plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. Four of the trucks will be used to transport car...

Daimler on top

Daimler commercial vehicle brands once again secured first place in five categories – trucks, vans, telematics, rental/leasing and fuel cards – at German magazine Verkehrs Rundschau’s annual Image Awards ceremony held recently in Munich. It was the fourth consecutive time...

Continental Tyre SA welcomes new GM for manufacturing

Continental Tyre South Africa has appointed JJ Dowling as its new general manager of manufacturing at its Port Elizabeth plant; replacing former GM, Wayne Brown, who is moving to a position at Continental Tyre in the United States. Dowling is...

ID Logistics SA certifies five sites to global quality standards

ID Logistics South Africa recently certified their five South African sites. The external audits were conducted by consultants, SGS South Africa, an inspection, verification, testing and certification company. By obtaining this certification, ID Logistics SA aligns itself to the global standards of...

Orlens Transport succeed with DAF

Sastri Rapiti, owner of Kwa-Zulu Natal-based Orlens Transport, credits DAF Trucks and Babcock for playing a fundamental role in their highly successful logistics operation, one that has experienced an intensive increase in turnover in just over five years. Orlens started...

Toyota Dyna moves to LCV category

Toyota’s Dyna model has been classified as a medium commercial vehicle since its introduction into the South African marketplace in 1965. Now, with a redesigned chassis offering a 50kg weight reduction, the vehicle boasts a GVM of 3500kg, thus...

Daimler debuts Actros with Telligent technology

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz’s Actros model in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Daimler recently launched a special edition unit of the model, fitting it with a number of current and innovative technologies. The...