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Volvo Trucks helps customers improve cashflow

Volvo Trucks is now introducing the Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract – a new usage-based service contract where monthly fees are aligned with actual mileage. This means hauliers have greater flexibility to adapt their operations to market conditions and...

Castrol in it for the long haul

Fierce competition in the trucking industry coupled with commercial vehicle operators having to face a multitude of challenges, including rising fuel prices, congested roads and escalating operating costs, mean transport and logistics businesses need to operate at ultimate efficiency. Castrol is...

Business-implementation teams a competitive advantage for local logistics firms

South Africa’s logistics industry is weathering a storm, with local firms turning to innovation in all its forms to create sustainability. Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) is one example, facing down market volatility, a skills shortage and a crumbling road infrastructure by...

Avoid investing in the wrong container

Purchasing containers to be used as homes, offices or even schools after some refurbishment, amongst other uses, have become one of the modern trends that many vie for as the desirable, cost-effective option above other more traditional routes. But even...

Touching lives through golf

Netstar, a subsidiary of Altron, raised R129,000 for leading deaf skills development organisation, eDeaf, during the annual Netstar Charity Golf Day held at Serengeti Estates (Kempton Park, Johannesburg) on the 3 September. A second-time recipient of the...

VISTA attracts technicians around the world

On 30 September, registration opened for the world’s largest and growing service market competition, VISTA, the Volvo International Service Training Awards. This year up to 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer network are...

UD Trucks debuts all-new Quon range in South Africa

UD Trucks Corp launched its high-level technology all-new Quon extra heavy range in South Africa, to meet diversifying demand in the country. Featuring eight derivatives, the Euro 5 level range is aimed at bringing leading-edge innovation that...

Doing good business while doing good

One of the leading challenges faced by the South African mining industry is to ensure that compliance, efficiency and safety standards are adequately met. In 2015, The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) made amendments to Chapter 8...

Connecting the dots between yard visibility and supply chain control

The regulated world of the pharmaceutical supply chain can be complex and challenging. There are risks around products that are impacted by variation in temperature, humidity, slow deliveries and other deviations from ideal transport and logistic practices. This is particularly...

Supply chain mistakes SMEs should avoid

Considering the tough economic environment, it has never been more important for small businesses in the logistics sector to keep their supply chains healthy and eliminate costly mistakes. Zak Sivalingum, FNB regional head, Gauteng East says, similar...

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