MAN Truck & Bus South Africa recently celebrated its 2016 Dealer of the Year (DOTY) Awards at a luncheon held at its new corporate headquarters in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. Despite tough trading conditions within the extra-heavy truck market last year, both MAN proprietary and privately-owned dealerships, numbering 26 in South Africa, registered robust enterprise-wide performances while exhibiting distinct areas of excellence that augur well for the organisation’s plans for future market-share growth.
Dust, dirt, loose sand and corrugated roads are ‘all in a day’s work’ for the fleet of FAW 28.280FD 6X4 tippers operating on the andalusite operation of Imerys Refractories (Pty) Ltd at the Rhino Mine site near Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province.
The one ton pick-up has been part of the South African motoring scene for many years, but the fact that more and more people are buying these vehicles for both business and pleasure means that there is a rapidly growing market for accessorising them.
Mercedes-Benz is set to exhibit a selection of its military offerings at this year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition – taking place from 14 September until 18 September at the Air Force Base in Waterkloof, Centurion.
How many heavy-duty truck and bus drivers – Code C1 to Code EC – are there in South Africa? The latest stats, according to eNaTIS, indicate there are 4,9 million licensed heavy-duty drivers. The heavy-duty vehicle population is only 418 000 and that’s why there is an over-supply of licensed truck drivers. Continue reading
“Hino South Africa is having a good year in terms of sales when one considers the tough the economic climate and highly competitive market,” said Vice President Ernie Trautmann, addressing the media recently.
Literally ‘hitting it out of the park’, one of FAW’s acclaimed dealers scored a century when he delivered his team’s 100th FAW truck sold – a first among FAW’s Southern African representatives to sell this many units through a single FAW franchised dealership.
Imperial Select, which has been involved in a programme to protect the rhinos in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Tshwane since early 2012, has increased its support with the recent sponsorship of a Foton Tunland 4×4 bakkie to assist with patrol duties. The Foton Tunland sponsorship was funded by Foton SA, a company in the Imperial Auto Group and the Foton dealer in Midrand, under this deal the bakkie will be on loan to Friends of Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Volvo Trucks’ ‘The Iron Knight’ has broken two world speed records for trucks on Goodyear tyres – making them the fastest truck tyres in the world. The special tyres developed and built by Goodyear are the result of continuous collaboration and strong OE partnership with leading truck maker Volvo Trucks.
A number of running changes are taking place in the Hino 500-Series range between August and the end of the year.