Catch an autonomous flying drone to work
Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up a drone delivery system in Singapore, the company is also looking into the development of a self-flying taxi service in a new venture called project Vahana.

By Kate Walker 8 hours ago

Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent
Sanral in R1.4bn upgrade of 13 roads, with R5bn more to be spent

An Eastern Cape government decision to ask Sanral to improve the province's road network is finally paying off.

10 hours ago

Follow your parcel with new delivery technology
Follow your parcel with new delivery technology

DPD Laser has rolled out an advanced mobile technology platform in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses, offering customers real-time visibility and control of their deliveries. The rollout is a key part of DPD Laser's strategy to offer market leading delivery services for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) clients.

1 day ago

Kobus van der Walt, Regional Manager, SANRAL WR and Prof de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor
SANRAL invests R30-million in SU for continued education in pavement engineering

In a symbolic ceremony at the Geotechnical and Transportation Division hosted within the University's Department of Civil Engineering, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced a R30-million endowment to Stellenbosch University which will continue to fund the SANRAL Chair in Pavement Engineering at the University.

2 days ago

(fltr) Liezel van Jaarsveld (CLX), Eoné Marnewick (Sasol), Chené Scholtz (University of Johannesburg student), Colette Wessels (Imperial Logistics) were recognised for excellence in supply chain skills development at the recent SCMEEA celebration.
Excellence in supply chain skills development

The Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards (SCMEEA), held during the recent SAPICS regional conference in Gauteng, recognised Sasol, Imperial Logistics, the Centre for Logistics Excellence (CLX), and Chené Scholtz from the University of Johannesburg for excellence in supply chain skills development. Supply chain management and the improvement of skills in this profession is critical to business success in all industries.

2 days ago

Cynthia Mali
Isuzu Trucks SA empowers women, breaks down barriers

Little encouragement or opportunities have been given to women to infiltrate South Africa's male-dominated trucking industry. Isuzu Trucks South Africa aims to shift misconceptions, negative connotations and stigmas over women being inadequate to take on various roles in the business of trucking.

3 days ago

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Managing hidden risks and costs associated with trucking accidents

From hijackings and theft to damage caused by protest action, the trucking industry is fraught with risks. But the cost of a breakdown or accident extends beyond the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle alone. According to Morné Stoltz, head of business insurance at MiWay, the true costs and complexity of managing the aftermath of a hijacking or accident can come as a shock to the transport company, particularly if the business is new to the market.

3 days ago

Transport Management Centre Control Room, Goodwood
FMS give Cape Town road users access to real-time traffic info

Day and night, 240 CCTV cameras strategically placed on Cape Town's major freeways feed real-time information on traffic conditions to SANRAL's Traffic Management System. According to Randall Cable, engineering manager for operations at SANRAL, the video feeds from these cameras are sent to a central control room at the Traffic Management Centre in Goodwood.

19 Aug 2016

TIKZN a catalyst for Southern African trade
TIKZN a catalyst for Southern African trade

Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Export Week is scheduled to take place 17-21 October 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre. Now in its fifth year, the annual programme has been developed to recognise, promote and assist with growing export opportunities in the province, giving export ready businesses a platform to enhance their international business development strategies.

Issued by Hypenica 19 Aug 2016

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The financial benefits of a telematics fitted fleet

Transport owners are turning to telematics to reduce costs in an industry where overheads are rising and profit margins are being squeezed. According to Toni Fritz, executive head of vehicle and asset finance, Business at Standard Bank, the benefits are being felt in the optimisation of fleets and rebates in services such as insurance.

19 Aug 2016

The Iron Knight trailer
Could The Iron Knight be the world's fastest truck?

A unique cooperation between Volvo Trucks technicians, engineers, and designers resulted in The Iron Knight. The 2,400 hp truck is entirely custom-built with the exception of the engine and its series-built I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission and will attempt to set new international speed records.

19 Aug 2016

Patricia Norris, Founder of CTE
A woman on track in a man's world

Mother of four and founder of Commuter Transport Engineering (CTE), Patricia Norris has, in what is a male-dominated industry, smashed glass ceilings, broken boundaries and succeeded despite setbacks.

18 Aug 2016

The who's who in Africa's transport industry gathers in Durban to award women in the industry
The who's who in Africa's transport industry gathers in Durban to award women in the industry

A delegation of Africa's foremost maritime industry professionals and a distinguished line-up of thought-leaders will be in Durban on 18 October 2016 to recognise, reward and celebrate women who have made great strides in the transport industry across the continent.

Issued by Hypenica 18 Aug 2016