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Hino continues to dominate Data Track truck survey

Hino South Africa continues to be the dominant top performer in the quarterly Data Track comparative truck study, taking top spot in the combined score for the third successive quarter, as well as scoring highest in two of the...

Iceland Comes to Africa

The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights – both literally and figuratively! Set for local launch in May, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic...

A helping hand

International aid organisations, amongst others, once again placed their trust in Imperial Logistics’ sourcing and procurement business, Imres, to get critically needed medical kits to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and to crisis-torn Venezuela. Between 11 and...

My truck driver ‘braaied’ the truck battery

My driver called me and advised that the truck’s battery was badly burnt. He sent photos and I couldn’t understand how a battery could be so badly damaged that the casing and cables had all melted. In my anger...

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...

We need to take better care of our truck drivers

In 2017, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) reported 1,270 fatalities linked to trucks. Despite making up just 0.36% of registered vehicles in SA, trucks account for 11% of road crash fatalities. Why? A road safety awareness event run by...

Serco builds egg transporter for Zambia

Serco has yet another highly satisfied customer – Golden Lay in Zambia. Serco fitted insulated, pre-assembled bodies on two Tata chassis as well as facilitated vehicle branding on the vehicles. All this was accomplished within a week. Golden Lay produces, supplies...

Lack of road maintenance in SA will cost billions

4 April was International Road Maintenance Day with countries internationally focused on road maintenance as a fundamental action to protect the environment while contributing to socio-economic development. “Our focus was geared towards the economic and social imperatives of proper road...

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...

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