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New additions to UD’s Quester line-up

UD Trucks Southern Africa has added three new trucks to its Quester range – a rigid 4x2, a rigid 6x2 and a 6x4 dedicated compactor chassis. Gert Swanepoel, acting vice-president of UD Trucks Southern Africa, says the company’s strategy of...

German Ski Association turns to MAN

MAN Truck & Bus has presented two TGXs to the German Ski Association (DSV) as the country’s ski season officially opens. The 500hp TGXs are equipped with a new combination of automated MAN TipMatic transmission and MAN HydroDrive hydrostatic front-wheel...

Maintaining up time

Rowlands Peters, head of Daimler’s FleetBoard Division, offers insights in to the telematics system’s success in South Africa. Ryan de Smidt reports Telematics systems have become vital fleet management tools in any logistics operator’s armoury – and Daimler South Africa’s...

What a learning curve!

KwaZulu-Natal based truck driver Dharmendra Arejune recently represented South Africa at the world finals of the Volvo Trucks Driver’s Fuel Challenge in Sweden. Competing against 28 other drivers from 42 countries, Dharmendra, winner of the competition’s South African leg held...

New Sprinter delivers more

Mercedes-Benz has expanded its Sprinter range to include a new variant with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 5,5-tons, representing an increased payload of almost half a ton. Introduction of the model – which bridges the gap between van and...

Canadian post for MBSA’s Nicolette Lambrechts

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced that Nicolette Lambrechts, vice-president of its Vans Division, has been appointed to a similar position in Canada, effective from January next year. Lambrechts has been head of Mercedes-Benz Vans since January 2014, also serving as...

Fuso’s FJ powers in

Daimler’s Fuso range has been extended in South Africa with the launch of the FJ 16-230 – a truck that is suited for medium to heavy duty applications. Ryan de Smidt reports Produced at Daimler’s Commercial Vehicles plant in Chennai,...

FAW explores new horizons

Driver safety and comfort coupled with cost-efficient operating costs, transparency in the purchasing and body-building process and excellent back-up service has made FAW the number one truck choice for medical goods manufacturer and distributor, New Horizons Metal New Horizons Metal...

MAN on the data move

Volkswagen Truck & Bus has launched a MAN-developed, cloud-based vehicle management system which the company claims will significantly change the transportation industry Volkswagen’s new cloud-based RIO operating system is said to bundle digital solutions for the transportation and logistics industry...

The future of MAN Truck & Bus in South Africa

Markus Geyer recently took the helm of MAN’s South African operations. Ryan de Smidt asks him about his plans for the company’s future Markus Geyer is well acquainted with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa. He has been a non-executive...

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