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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 3 days ago

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

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

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

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Want to improve profits in the trucking industry? Focus on safety

Road freight's steady growth trajectory looks set to continue, but it is paralleled by a troubling rise in accidents involving trucks...

By Morné Stoltz 13 Sep 2017

How to keep your fleet safe on the road in foggy conditions
How to keep your fleet safe on the road in foggy conditions

Knowing how to drive safely in dangerous weather conditions is imperative for preserving lives and keeping fleets and goods protected on the road...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jul 2017

Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV
Tips for budgeting and choosing the right LCV

Keeping cash flow positive can be difficult when the business needs a vehicle for deliveries and collections, and the owner is looking at what could be a major expense for months to come...

By Des Fenner 14 Jun 2017

Kate Stubbs
Preparing for a future underpinned by smart technology

Faced with ongoing disruption that is largely being fuelled by technology and innovative software development, almost every industry is being forced to rethink traditional strategies...

By Kate Stubbs, Issued by Barloworld Logistics 18 May 2017

Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners
Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners

For fleet owners, the arguments for automatic trucks are making more and more sense. For one thing, automatic transmission reduces the impact of an unskilled driver on fuel efficiency...

By Morné Stoltz 30 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Stepping into the future of global supply chains and logistics
#BizTrends2017: Stepping into the future of global supply chains and logistics

In 2017, supply chains and logistics will be shaped by smart partnerships...

By Kate Stubbs 9 Jan 2017

Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs
Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs

It's been just over one year since Uber partnered with Wesbank in a R200m car rental deal, with the aim to fuel growth in the passenger transport industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Dec 2016

SA's Fastvan launches updated courier app
SA's Fastvan launches updated courier app

South African startup Fastvan is to roll out a new app on Android and iOS in January that allows users to send hundreds of parcels in minutes...

By Tom Jackson 12 Dec 2016

Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance
Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance

We spoke to Rudolf Britz about how market changes, new technology, and innovative companies in the transport industry are disrupting the insurance industry...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Nov 2016

Kate Stubbs
Harnessing change: why future success belongs to the first movers

Many are looking to capitalise on key opportunities and trends that have very clearly emerged from a complex and fast-moving business ecosystem...

By Kate Stubbs 24 Aug 2016

Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?
Why is outsourcing still a dirty word?

Amongst South African business leaders, outsourcing is still something of a dirty word. For many, it denotes weakness and an inability to properly grow and manage...

By Kate Stubbs 23 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa
#YouthMonth: Creating the largest digital transport marketplace in Africa

As we are celebrating the success of South Africa's youth, I asked Rion Henning, starter-upper, founder and managing director of BidShip, the Uber of logistics, to tell us about his journey to success...

By Cari Coetzee 22 Jun 2016

Forget cost management, think value management
Forget cost management, think value management

As a business, it has always been wise to regularly look back and reflect on progress (or the lack thereof), and to then take stock of the current trajectory...

By Kate Stubbs 24 May 2016

Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK, Nordic Countries and Africa, LATAM
WTM Africa 2016: LATAM Airlines ready to introduce itself to the world

We caught up with Martin Modarelli, globe trotter and commercial director UK, Nordic countries and Africa for LATAM airlines at the LATAM stand to get some more inside info...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Apr 2016

SA Florist co-founders Fraser Black and Nicholas Wallander
SA Florist: Delivery in the dawn of the on-demand revolution

Same-day, all-day delivery? Yup, SA Florist launched it's revolutionary, Uber-style Zoom Bloom delivery service in response to the On-Demand Economy and consumers becoming...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Mar 2016

Thiloshini Ramdass
#BrandManagerMonth: A brand is a promise

I can confidently say that every brand has many stories to tell - these stories engage, inform, surprise, delight, and impact their audience... and I am the conduit between the brand and the media.

By Cari Coetzee 17 Mar 2016

BidShip startup to become the Uber of logistics
BidShip startup to become the Uber of logistics

We asked Rion Henning, founder and managing director of BidShip, to tell us more about BidShip and the role it will play...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Mar 2016

Grant Fraser on 2016 Budget: Don't wait and see what the impact will be
Grant Fraser on 2016 Budget: Don't wait and see what the impact will be

In light of the many challenges that the Logistics industry is facing, we wanted to know what Grant Fraser thought of the 2016 Budget Speech...

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2016

Converging technologies unlocking greater efficiencies for logistics operators
Converging technologies unlocking greater efficiencies for logistics operators

The convergence of technologies such as Cloud computing, mobility, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are creating unprecedented opportunities for logistics operators...

By Martin Vergunst 9 Nov 2015

Predictive maintenance: reducing costs, increasing uptime in the transportation sector
Predictive maintenance: reducing costs, increasing uptime in the transportation sector

The use of intelligent predictive maintenance platforms for organisations in the transportation sector can unleash powerful business advantages...

By Martin Vergunst 3 Nov 2015

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