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Dachser Logistics – going green in the city

New emission-free logistics solutions are being pioneered by global logistics company Dachser in cities across Europe. The pilot projects build on new electromobility concepts and adapts city logistics processes to tomorrow’s needs, offering bright prospects for emissions- and traffic-plagued city centres across...

New career paths for youth in the truck business

With over 50% of the youth in South Africa currently facing unemployment, Isuzu is turning the tide by setting an industry benchmark in the automotive industry. Isuzu Motors South Africa is the first OEM to invest...

Continental stops production of underground mining & agricultural tyres

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining and agricultural tyres in South Africa. This decision affects approximately 170 employees within its manufacturing and sales organisation. The decision was made to review the...

TATA wins two NADA DSI awards

Recent improvements to dealer, parts and service networks – with a view to maximising vehicle uptime – have contributed to Tata Commercial Vehicles receiving two prestigious awards, Most Improved and a Silver Award overall, at the National Automobile Dealers’...

FAW Harrismith becomes full sales and service dealer

FAW Harrismith, which opened on 4 March this year, is now a full FAW sales and service branch and part of the growing FAW South Africa dealer network. The Free State facility was previously an independent dealer that sold FAW...

Tata proves its worth

With more than 1,1-million kilometres on its odometer, a Tata 8 tonne dropside that’s used as a maximum-load workhorse is well into its second decade of delivering exceptional service for Meyerton-based animal feedstock manufacturer, Hi-Performance Feeds. When Charles Waller and...

Shedding weight on refrigerated trailers

Heavily focused on reducing trailer tare weight, Serco recently completed the manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers, using aluminium facings in place of steel. The result is vehicles with the advantage of injected foam panel technology plus the...

Tata Ultra has class-leading credentials

In South Africa’s truck market, the Tata brand is perceived to punch well above its weight – and no model more so than the recently launched Ultra, which competes in the 4,5- to 5,5-ton segment. Described by Harneet Luther, CEO...

Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in specialist segment

Isuzu Motors South Africa enhances the range of Isuzu extra-heavy gross vehicle mass (GVM) models from 16,5-ton to 35-ton GVM with the launch of the Isuzu FY-Series 8 X 4 models into the South African market. Long-haul rigs operating at...

Stop-start technology – make sure your battery keeps up

Within the next few years, almost all newly-manufactured cars (90%) will have built-in functionality that can contribute to a cleaner environment. Stop-start technology reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions by reducing the amount of time the engine spends idling,...

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