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SqwidNet and Altron’s Netstar sign partnership agreement

Augmenting traditional tracking with IoT Netstar, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has concluded a partnership with SqwidNet, the Sigfox Operator in South Africa. The agreement will see Netstar, the pioneer of the stolen vehicle tracking and recovery (SVR) industry in...

DHL adds Boeing 737- 400F to local fleet

DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, has enhanced its delivery capabilities in the Southern Africa region with the launch of a new Boeing 737-400F cargo aircraft on the Johannesburg – Harare – Lusaka route. This development further strengthens...

Scania takes platoon lead

Scania is designing the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations, based on its own advanced technology. The platoon will make use of public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The aim is to organise convoys of...

Health and Safety: The recipe for a better logistics industry

Healthy drivers are more likely to be safe drivers, with a big impact on other road users and the logistic company’s bottom line, says Morné Stoltz, Head of MiWay Business Insurance It is well-known that South Africa has some of the...

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...

TomTom Telematics named Europe’s largest provider of fleet management solutions for fourth year

Market analyst firm, Berg Insight, has recognized TomTom Telematics as the largest provider of fleet management solutions in Europe for the fourth successive year. The 13th edition of Berg Insight’s Fleet Management in Europe report estimates that the overall 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...

Embracing change

Enthusiasm for the super-efficiency that telematics has suddenly put within reach of fleets is what makes modern transportation managers thrive, says Dr David Molapo, Head of Fleet management at Standard Bank Dealing with the usual business-cycle and strategy fluctuations is...

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...

New dawn for Laser Group with BBBEE deal

One of South Africa’s largest independent logistics companies, the Laser Group (Pty) Ltd, has concluded a significant BBBEE transaction making it one of only a few in the sector that is majority black-owned. The transaction, settled on July 30, saw...

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