Author Archives: Tristan

About Tristan

Editor, writer and photographer. Owner of Road Transport News.

Cummins Power Hub opens in Waterfall City, Midrand

By | 2019-04-03

Cummins has opened its eagerly awaited 15,355m2 Cummins Power Hub in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City, Midrand. The R350 million sales and service facility strategically consolidates and solidifies various business premises in the country for Cummins and houses the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Headquarters, the Master Rebuild Centre (MRC), Africa Learning Centre and… Read More »

Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda

By | 2019-03-15

ISUZU Motors South Africa this week delivered two water tank trucks to the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, to help with the water crisis in Makhanda (Grahamstown). Gift of the Givers Director of Strategic Planning Badr Kazi said the clean water will be trucked from boreholes drilled at various locations across the Makhanda… Read More »

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Supports Local Production

By | 2019-03-11

When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, they procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on their door step.  Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu FXZ 26-360 6×4 fitted with an Allison 4430PR automatic transmission, was modified for its purpose a few kilometres away… Read More »

Serco builds dry-liners for City Logistics

By | 2019-02-25

Serco has supplied eight Dry-Liner bodies for Durban-based City Logistics to add to its wide-ranging fleet. City Logistics has established a comprehensive distribution network operating throughout South Africa and into neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Namibia.  Daily operations – involving the 450-strong distribution fleet – include deliveries to major shopping centres as well as… Read More »

BP Fleetmove launched in SA by Masana

By | 2019-02-22

Masana, the 58% black-owned strategic partner of BP Southern Africa, is now marketing an innovative fleet management solution with a comprehensive range of value-added offerings, known as BP FleetMove. Launched at a well-attended event at the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, south of Johannesburg, the product seemed to be well accepted by the many fleet operators in… Read More »

Safety programs save money and look good to insurers

By | 2019-01-23

South Africa is home to arguably the farthest-reaching and highest-quality road transport network on the African continent. Road networks are our backbone; virtually everything we consume is transported by road haulage services. Road haulage is a service-driven industry that responds to fluctuating customer demand. It faces a number of inescapable challenges that impact the bottom… Read More »

Eicher 6000 Series launched in South Africa

By | 2018-08-29

Eicher, the Indian-based truck maker in the global Volvo Group, launched the Eicher 6000 Series range of heavy trucks last week. The 6016 model is a 16-tonne GVM freight-carrier, while the 6025 model is a 25-tonne GVM construction tipper, fitted with 5-litre and 7.7-litre Volvo Group engines respectively. The former 6016 model has a six-speed… Read More »

Your Truck Your Gym launched by FleetWatch (+ video)

By | 2018-07-28

FleetWatch launched the innovative Your Truck Your Gym truck driver fitness programme on Friday, 27 July at GRW’s Driefontein premises in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Your Truck Your Gym is a Fleetwatch initiative that aims to motivate truck drivers to work out while on the job. The programme and associated mobile app are supported and partnered by… Read More »

Ctrack Drive launched in South Africa

By | 2018-05-10

By providing accurate, precise and live insights, SMME’s can now expertly manage and administer their company’s vehicles and reveal unforeseen costs and inneficiencies, thanks to Ctrack Drive from Ctrack. Ctrack Drive is an affordable, feature-rich Software as a Service (SaaS) solution ideal for SMME’s and company’s with fleets of 30 vehicles or less. The mobile… Read More »

Volvo Financial Services launched in South Africa

By | 2017-11-07

Jens Winkelmann, the country manager for Volvo Financial Services (VFS) South Africa, said he was excited to announce the establishment of Volvo’s own captive finance company in the country. He was speaking at a press conference to announce the opening of VFS in South Africa in Johannesburg today (7 November). VFS South Africa is the first… Read More »