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Jungheinrich WMS: New interface for increased user-friendliness
Jungheinrich WMS: New interface for increased user-friendliness

Jungheinrich is presenting its warehouse management system, the Jungheinrich WMS, with a completely new user interface at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 3 days ago

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Inferior lubricants could be increasing your fleet maintenance costs
Inferior lubricants could be increasing your fleet maintenance costs

Fleet management is all about controlling the costs that you can manage and about mitigating those that you can't...

By Patrick Bergman 27 Mar 2018

Speaker: Dr Rutendo Hwindingwi, associate director at Deloitte South Africa.
Saaff Congress 2018 to put spotlight on innovation, technology

The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (Saaff) has announced details of its 2018 two-day congress for the freight forwarding and customs clearing industry in South Africa, scheduled for 29-30 August 2018...

23 Mar 2018

Waymo's self-driving trucks are ready to haul cargo to Google's data centers in Atlanta, Georgia (Credit: Waymo)
Waymo self-driving trucks to start hauling cargo this week

Waymo has clocked up millions of self-driving miles since starting Google's autonomous vehicle project in 2009, celebrating five million of them by recently releasing a 360-degree video to demonstrate how its cars see the world around them...

By Paul Ridden 12 Mar 2018

Dewald Ranft
Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: brake fluid

So how often should you change your brake fluid? This is a common question workshop mechanics get asked. The braking system of the vehicle remains one of the most overlooked systems in the vehicle and can be one of the most critical too...

By Dewald Ranft 12 Mar 2018

The 2017 financial year at Jungheinrich: Double-digit growth - forecast met

Jungheinrich is pressing ahead on its growth path and has closed the 2017 financial year with a considerable increase in all key indicators...

Issued by Jungheinrich South Africa 8 Mar 2018

Frost & Sullivan executive analysis of electric truck market
Frost & Sullivan executive analysis of electric truck market

According to Frost & Sullivan's latest analysis of the electric truck market, by 2025 the global light/medium/heavy-duty hybrid and full-electric truck segments are expected to achieve annual sales of more than 2.25 million units...

5 Mar 2018

Hyundai adds EX8 Mighty to commercial vehicle range
Hyundai adds EX8 Mighty to commercial vehicle range

Joining the H100 bakkie and the H1 panel van in Hyundai Automotive SA's commercial vehicle range, is the new Mighty EX8 truck - a successor of the previous HD truck...

26 Feb 2018

How to know when to upgrade your fleet
How to know when to upgrade your fleet

If your fleet is made up of cars which are costing more in their service and repair bills and which make you seem unreliable to customers, it could be time to upgrade your fleet...

21 Feb 2018

Understanding the lifespan of vehicle parts: tyres
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 16 Feb 2018

Image: Scania
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
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
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

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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
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 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

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya
Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 19 Jan 2018

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world
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
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

Benji Coetzee
#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

Grant Fraser
#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
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 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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Engineered for tough conditions in the commuter bus sector

Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles has bolstered its commuter bus offering with the launch of its OF 1723 bus chassis...

By Mark Smyth 15 Dec 2017

Photo: Business Insider
Hauling steadily into an electric era

Tesla boss Elon Musk had always promised to create an electric truck. The rest of the industry has been working on greener solutions for years with options ranging from Euro 6 diesel engines to hybrids, gas and even electric...

15 Dec 2017

DHL Supply Chain South Africa introduces central control tower
DHL Supply Chain South Africa introduces central control tower

DHL Supply Chain South Africa has introduced a central control tower which takes all the systems that provide information around orders, planning and execution, health and safety, driver behaviour, fleet management, electronic PODs, and pulls it into one system to manage it from a central location...

11 Dec 2017

The business of SIM management for vehicle tracking
The business of SIM management for vehicle tracking

Installing or self-managing a vehicle tracking solution sounds like such a simple thing to do, but like most things, there is much more to it, with many aspects to consider...

By Hein Koen 6 Dec 2017

New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia
New heavy truck, trailer factory in Ethiopia

A factory that produces trailers, semi-trailers and Sinotrucks and fuel tankers was inaugurated recently in Ethiopia...

30 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth...

17 Nov 2017

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