Logistics Trends 2018

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Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres

Fleet and vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres...

By Pieter Niemand 1 day ago

Developing an urban transport generation

Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction in 2017, Scania recently revealed that it is extending its new truck generation design to other models, with the focus now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions...

9 Feb 2018

Untrained truck drivers placing strain on economy

Arrive Alive figures suggest that 27.5% of accidents on our roads are caused by trucks and light delivery vehicles. Truck accidents accounted for 4.8%...

7 Feb 2018

BMW takes full control of car-sharing platform DriveNow

FRANKFURT, Germany - German high-end carmaker BMW has bought partner Sixt's share in car-sharing platform DriveNow, stoking speculation a merger with a competing service from Daimler may lie ahead...

31 Jan 2018

How much do local truck drivers get paid?

NEWSWATCH: The Department of Labour has announced the new minimum wages for South African wholesale and retail truck drivers...

30 Jan 2018

Limited growth expected for truck market

According to the latest results released by Naamsa, Associated Motor Holdings, and Amalgamated Automobile Distributors, 2017 saw the South African truck market decline by 2.65% on the previous year's results...

26 Jan 2018

A proper fleet safety plan might just save your business

A fleet of vehicles is often one of the biggest operating costs for any business. It is also one of the most prominent representations of a company's brand.

22 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

18 Jan 2018

New IT, research partnerships for Hyundai, Nissan

Hyundai and Cisco have collaborated to focus on technology solutions for in-vehicle data demands; and Nissan and Nasa have joined forces to extend research into autonomous mobility services... (video)

16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Industry 4.0: A disruptive revolution or simply evolution?

Historic industrial revolutions have led to the "silent generation" (the likes of Warren Buffet and the Beatles) bearing witness to both pre- and post- liberated populations...

By Benji Coetzee 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Actionable intelligence driving fleet trends into 2018

Ten years ago, analysts predicted that technology would be the greatest catalyst for change in the fleet telematics space and it certainly has been...

By Grant Fraser 8 Jan 2018

GPS navigation for better fleet operations security explained

Sygic's Jakub Turan answers some questions about how GPS navigation and driver behaviour-monitoring technology can be used to create safer conditions for drivers and overall fleet and cargo security...

Issued by Sygic 19 Dec 2017

Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe

Daimler has delivered its first fully-electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up. This is the future of urban distribution transport...

18 Dec 2017

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Boeing CEO says talks with Embraer making progress

WASHINGTON, US - Partnership talks between Boeing and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer are making progress but there is "still work to do," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says.

1 day ago

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

1 day ago

China building huge test site for unmanned ships

BEIJING, China - China has started building the world's largest test site for unmanned ships -- a technology with both civilian and military applications - off a port in the disputed South China Sea, state media said on Tuesday.

3 days ago

European group to bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed train

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A powerful European consortium that includes Alstom and Siemens has partnered with a Malaysian firm to bid for a high-speed train project connecting Malaysia and Singapore, the companies announced Monday.

3 days ago

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

PARIS, France - A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some airlines to postpone delivery of the aircraft.

12 Feb 2018

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