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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...

Using jamming detection against hijackings

As signal jamming has the ability to prevent a telematics unit from broadcasting its position to the service provider, it is being increasingly used by hijackers. “They use a range of jamming systems to block tracking devices from communicating...

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...

Beyond industry standards

Sebokeng Fuels has recently been awarded prestigious Shell RT Pillar certification It is not very often that one company is accredited across two different industries and can profess to be completely competent in both, but it does happen. In the...

Getting set for change

Pierre Bruwer, Managing Director of Ctrack SA, looks into the future of mobility How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the development of motor vehicles over the next five to 10 years? What innovations will be forthcoming? What implementations?...

Shaping the future with diesel

Engines powered by fossil fuels will continue to dominate the world’s roads for years to come, with technical innovations continually reducing emissions, according to Bosch Automotive innovator Bosch forecasts that the global market for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles...

Getting to grips with CNG

Cummins launches a training centre in Johannesburg aimed at teaching technicians the fundamentals of fitting, maintaining and servicing engines powered by compressed natural gas With compressed natural gas (CNG) being perceived as an energy source capable of replacing traditional, fossil-based...

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,...

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