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Mercedes-Benz Uptime now also integrates the trailer

From March 2018, precisely one year after the launch of Mercedes-Benz Uptime, the service is being extended to include detection of work necessary on trailers. "This sees us keeping our promise to add to the system step by step in...

Daimler Trucks tests truck platooning on public highways in the US

As the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in the US, Daimler is testing connected trucks in so called platooning operations on public roads in the US. This was announced during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (Sept 24th – Sept...

MAN Awards Top Performers

MAN Truck & Bus South Africa recently celebrated its 2016 Dealer of the Year (DOTY) Awards at a luncheon held at its new corporate headquarters in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. Despite tough trading conditions within the extra-heavy truck market last year,...

UD Trucks’Innovation Roadmap aims to offer fully-electric, autonomous trucks towards 2030

UD Trucks announced the launch of “Fujin & Raijin. Vision 2030”— an Innovation Roadmap which aims to deliver a variety of solutions for smart logistics, including fully-electric and autonomous trucks leading up to 2030. The roadmap focuses on the...

The case for fleet insurance

With careful management and attention to detail, fleet insurance can reduce costs and enhance the safety of employees and still benefit the fleet operator with as much coverage as is required. It can also make a significant contribution towards...

ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted by MAN Automotive

MAN Automotive South Africa has selected Continental's Intelligent Tyres fitted with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) for its premium range of EfficientLine trucks, allowing for real-time monitoring of tyre performance, pressure and temperature, thus allowing fleet managers and drivers to reduce downtimes...

The ins and outs of managed maintenance

Organisations that rely heavily on transportation, specifically transportation of their own goods, need a reliable fleet management system. Modern day fleet management systems and processes should be aimed at reducing the overall expenditures through the cost-effective deployment of resources such...

SAPICS takes supply chain insights to ‘super-heroes’ around South Africa

The real-life super-heroes of South African business are to be found in supply chain functions, according to Olakira founder and former Shell South Africa managing director Tanya Kabalin. As one of the speakers in an expert line-up from South Africa...

Van Zyl takes reins in Saudi

One of South Africa’s key transport industry leaders, Kobus van Zyl, has resigned from Mercedes-Benz South Africa to pursue a new career with the company in Saudi Arabia. He has been appointed general manager of National Automotive Industries, a joint...

BF Goodrich launches truck tyre range in SA

Michelin subsidiary BF Goodrich has launched a truck tyre range in South Africa aimed at customers “who demand international quality, reliable and robust tyres at an affordable price,” says Franck Sire, Michelin’s marketing director. He says BF Goodrich’s Route Control...

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