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FAW trucks help take Spitskop to a new level

An astute businessman by any measure; modest in nature but highly enterprising – this is Mahlaka Lukas Makuwa, owner and MD of Mafate Business Enterprises, primarily a mining supply company. They supply ready-mix concrete, premix concrete, shortcrete, sand, stones...

Dare to Drive

More than 20 business leaders signed up for the SA Express Parcel Association's (SAEPA) Speed in a Suit competition held at TruckX last week. Hyundai supplied two express courier vehicles in the form of their very popular H1 for the Speed in a...

Internet of Things set to transform global logistics space

Beyond smart trucks, the next evolution of IoT logistics will see the entire supply chain linked with connected things From driverless vehicles to the Internet of Things (IoT), the interconnection of everyday objects via the Internet, the global telematics market...

BHL repurchase proves FAW’s reputation for reliability

For the cynics and the doubters here’s proof that there are massive opportunities for transport business in Africa. An operator who has successfully done business for over 20 years in Africa now – Buks van Rensburg, Managing Director of Buks...

Executive reshuffle at MAN, Volkswagen Truck & Bus

Following the resignation of one of its senior executives, Volkswagen Truck & Bus and MAN Truck & Bus is undergoing a reshuffle of top management which will become effective from next month. Josef Schelchshorn who, for personal reasons, has quit...

How to sell a truck

George Mienie has an interesting theory about what sells a used truck. “It has got to tell a story,” he says. “People prefer to engage with compelling stories more than data. Buyers are psychological beings – they love an...

IoT in the spotlight at TruckX 2017

Tony Smallwood, executive head of Vodacom IoT, will deliver one of the keynote addresses at this year’s TruckX Conference and Expo to be held on July 12 and 13 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit near Johannesburg. TruckX, sponsored by...

Isuzu set to take over GM’s plant

Truck manufacturer Isuzu is set to take over General Motors’ assembly plant in Port Elizabeth following a decision by the American automaker to quit South Africa. Isuzu’s senior executive officer for sales, Haruyasu Tanishige, said in addition to the plant...

Brand Pretorius for TruckX

Brand Pretorius will deliver one of the keynote addresses at this year’s TruckX Expo and Conference to be held on July 12 and 13 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit near Johannesburg. The business leader – who is a former...

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...

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