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Vector partners with Pick ‘n Pay in new frozen distribution agreement

Vector Logistics’ long-standing relationship with Pick ‘n Pay has been cemented with a new contract making Vector Logistics responsible for distributing Pick ‘n Pay’s entire basket of frozen products – including ice-cream – across all its store formats nationwide. Pick...

SPAR commends driver safety solution

VSc Solutions has received one of the coveted Spar Supplier of the Year awards for a solution that improved driver safety and fleet efficiency. “Our service to our customers is very dependent on the quality of the service delivered by...

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet and siroop start pilot project for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods

Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods. The pilot project, which started with first trials...

Encouraging road safety

MiX Telematics has introduced a monitoring service that allows motorists to report the driving behaviour of fellow road users. Aimed at improving road safety, the Report My Driving initiative encourages fleet owners to improve the behaviour of company drivers...

Imperial Logistics leads the industry with African first-ever automated-briefing programme for drivers

Imperial Logistics has achieved a transport industry first with the launch of an automated-briefing system for drivers. This ground breaking initiative is reducing the operational risk in Imperial’s operations, while at the same time it is expanding employees’ exposure to...

Container sector sees uptick in Intra-Africa trade

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa’s most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. The most recent progression in this regard is the increasing implementation across the continent of...

New MAN vehicles equipped with RIO Box as standard

The RIO Box is now included as standard equipment with all brand-new MAN Euro 6-standard truck series in Europe. In ensuring this, MAN is laying the foundations for a future infrastructure whose services can link up the entire transportation...

Truck platooning: The next step for sustainable road transport

Truck platooning could save cost, congestion and carbon says the Freight Transport Association, members of which operate more than 200,000 trucks on Britain’s roads. The announcement recently of £8.1 million to fund a trial of platooning will do what is...

Taxi industry receives major boost with free Ses’fikile service plan

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) will increase its support to the taxi industry with the introduction of a complimentary 3-year / 60,000 km service plan for all new Ses’fikile taxis sold from 1 August 2017. With the service plan, taxi...

Logistics: Is Blockchain the answer?

Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO of Barloworld Logistics, assesses how the advent of blockchain technology is likely to transform global supply chains and logistics As part of its 2017 supplychainforesight study, Barloworld Logistics is actively exploring and identifying key technology trends that...

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