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Imperial readies for new BEE codes

Earlier this month draft B-BBEE sector codes for the road freight transport and logistics industry were issued for comment by the Department of Transport (DoT), with a 60-day window provided for public response. The proposed changes include amendments to allocated...

Trials for hybrid electric-drive tandem trailer

In what is regarded as an industry first, a team from American engineering conglomerate Hyliion Inc has developed a hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem which promises transport operators substantial fuel savings and a quick return on investment. The unit captures energy...

Volkswagen introduces Vivo Xpress

Volkswagen has extended its Polo Vivo line-up through the introduction of the Xpress, a half-ton commercial vehicle that’s the brainchild of managing director Thomas Schaefer. A company spokesman says the model was designed and developed locally in response to requests...

Stellenbosch sports science student wins a trip to see FC Barcelona live through Stanley

The Stanley FC Barcelona Striker Challenge South African winner has been announced. Stellenbosch sports science student, Marinus de Villiers won the grand prize of a VIP trip for two to see FC Barcelona (Barça) live in Spain at the...

Massif launches innovative Massmaster Multi-loader Trailer

The young, innovative, and passionate team at Massif Engineering Technology are exceeding boundaries with their latest competitor in the trailer market, the Massmaster multi loader trailer. This multi-purpose cattle carrier is set to revolutionise the farming industry, and is capable...

Glum outlook for vehicle sales

WesBank forecasts that South Africa’s new vehicle sales will decline by 12% this year. Compared with 2015’s industry total sales of 617 691 vehicles, the bank expects that this year’s figure will be 543 306 units. Speaking at the 2016...

Vanguard tackles Nojoli wind turbines

Locally-based international heavy-lift, specialised transport and plant installation company, Vanguard has been awarded the transport and crane erection contract for the Nojoli Wind Farm near Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape. The Nojoli project comprises 44 Vestas V100 2 MW wind...

Serco helps folk get their daily bread

New truck and trailer combinations recently built by Serco for Pioneer Foods (Sasko Bakeries) are now being used to deliver thousands of loaves of bread every day all over the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The combinations comprise van body...

Barloworld Logistics expands operations

Supply chain solutions provider Barloworld Logistics has expanded its service offering into multi-temperature foods logistics through the acquisition of 100% of KLL Distributors as well as a controlling share in Aspen Logistic Services. KLL is a multi-temperature secondary storage and...

Record order for Merc Trucks

The largest fleet order from Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been placed by Lithuanian company Girteka Logistics, which recently took delivery of the first in a batch of 1 000 Actros units. At a handover ceremony to mark the occasion,...

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