Business Fleet Africa August 2022

August 15, 2022

The far-reaching effects of fuel price increases With the courier and delivery industry being one of the fastest growing in South Africa, thanks to boosts in demand arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of ecommerce platforms, it has been deeply impacted by the steep increases in fuel prices in recent months, with…

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Ctrack Crystal an instant hit with fleet managers

August 12, 2022

With the launch of Ctrack Crystal earlier this year, fleet managers were presented with an all encompassing, customisable platform from which to run and manage their fleet and operations. This new cloud-based offering places ease of use at its core while combining existing functionality with a host of new features. “Our aim with the launch…

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New versus pre-owned – what’s best is what suits your budget

August 10, 2022

New versus used? This is the question we all ponder on at some stage in our lives for all manner of items, but it seems even more pertinent when considering buying your first car. Perhaps you are a recent graduate, have entered the workplace and are starting to make your mark. Becoming financially independent gives…

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FAW Trucks – Providing Effective and Efficient Solutions

August 10, 2022

FAW Trucks prides itself on paying attention to what its customers require. “FAW SA is committed to offering vehicles engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions in Africa,” says Yongjun Li, CEO of FAW Trucks SA. To make this a reality the company has embarked on a structured launch programme in…

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Grant Lottering, Backed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Will Cycle the Famous Alpine Mountain 20 Times

August 5, 2022

It has been nearly a decade since Grant Lottering was declared dead after being involved in a catastrophic cycling accident in Italy in 2013. Travelling at over 60 kilometres per hour, Grant went straight into a solid rock wall, breaking 22 bones and causing his heart to stop almost instantly. The medical team at the…

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New R235-million wax flooding facility begins operating at VWSA plant in Kariega

August 3, 2022

Kariega (Uitenhage) – Throughout two and a half years of a worldwide pandemic and varying levels of lockdowns and travel restrictions, a project team across four countries collaborated to establish a new production facility at the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Kariega. This R235-million project came to fruition recently when the ultra-modern wax…

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Customers Still Rate Hino Top in Customer Satisfaction

August 2, 2022

Hino South Africa continued to top the overall rankings in the DataTrack comparative customer experience survey for the second quarter of 2022 despite losing production when the flood damage in KwaZulu Natal caused the enforced shutdown of its assembly plant in Prospecton, near Durban, for 40 days from mid-April. Hino not only held on to…

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Truck Test 2022 reveals which trucks are best in South Africa

July 29, 2022

The Mercedes-Benz Actros is the most productive truck in South Africa, MAN’s New Truck Generation is the most fuel efficient and the tautliner interlinks on the country’s highways are an astonishing 12% more fuel efficient than they were 10 years ago. These are among the facts to emerge from Truck Test 2022, a South African…

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Advanced New Body Shop Primed for Production of Ford’s Next-Gen Ranger

July 29, 2022

As part of Ford’s R15.8-billion investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant operations, a completely new high-tech Body Shop has been constructed featuring the highest-ever levels of automation and quality control for the facility, which will be producing the next-generation Ford Ranger for domestic sales and export to more than 100 markets globally. The new 44 000m2…

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TOYOTA OPENS ITS R365-MILLION PARTS WAREHOUSE

July 29, 2022

“I’m happy to report that the R365-million expansion of the Atlas Parts warehouse, that kicked off two years ago, is now complete!,” says Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), formally opening Phase 2 of the company’s parts distribution centre in Boksburg. “It also gives me great pleasure to announce that…

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Editorial

Business Fleet Africa August 2022

August 15, 2022

The far-reaching effects of fuel price increases With the courier and delivery industry being one of the fastest growing in South Africa, thanks to boosts in demand arising out of…

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Business Fleet Africa July 2022

July 15, 2022

Trucking is keeping South Africa going On two recent trips down the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg it was clearly evident that there are much more trucks on the roads…

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Local Industry

Ctrack Crystal an instant hit with fleet managers

August 12, 2022

With the launch of Ctrack Crystal earlier this year, fleet managers were presented with an all encompassing, customisable platform from which to run and manage their fleet and operations. This…

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New versus pre-owned – what’s best is what suits your budget

New versus pre-owned – what’s best is what suits your budget

August 10, 2022

New versus used? This is the question we all ponder on at some stage in our lives for all manner of items, but it seems even more pertinent when considering…

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Faw Trucks – Providing Effective and Efficient Solutions

FAW Trucks – Providing Effective and Efficient Solutions

August 10, 2022

FAW Trucks prides itself on paying attention to what its customers require. “FAW SA is committed to offering vehicles engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions…

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Grant Lottering, Backed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Will Cycle the Famous Alpine Mountain 20 Times in Support of Laureus Sport for Good SA

Grant Lottering, Backed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Will Cycle the Famous Alpine Mountain 20 Times

August 5, 2022

It has been nearly a decade since Grant Lottering was declared dead after being involved in a catastrophic cycling accident in Italy in 2013. Travelling at over 60 kilometres per…

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New R235-million wax flooding facility begins operating at VWSA plant in Kariega

August 3, 2022

Kariega (Uitenhage) – Throughout two and a half years of a worldwide pandemic and varying levels of lockdowns and travel restrictions, a project team across four countries collaborated to establish…

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HINO SA ONCE AGAIN DOMINATES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

Customers Still Rate Hino Top in Customer Satisfaction

August 2, 2022

Hino South Africa continued to top the overall rankings in the DataTrack comparative customer experience survey for the second quarter of 2022 despite losing production when the flood damage in…

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Trucking tips

Fuel savings for trucks – Part 2

July 5, 2022

Tonight, the price of 95 unleaded petrol will increase by R2.57, 93 unleaded by R2.37 and diesel will increase by R2.30 per litre. Now that the price per litre of…

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Fuel-saving for trucks – Part 1

June 30, 2022

The recent fuel price increases and rumours about the upcoming price increase being between R2 and R3 per litre, not only has motorists frustrated but panicked about whether it will…

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truck on the road

Full maintenance leasing solutions helping develop owner driver schemes

January 28, 2022

28 January 2022: The owner-driver concept was introduced in South Africa in the mid-1980s as both a cost-effective and community upliftment transport solution. The premise of the scheme was to…

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Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown

Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown

March 30, 2020

The nationwide lockdown as a result of efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus will undoubtedly have a dramatic effect on road traffic for the stipulated 21-day period…

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SA Fuel economy tour

Day 1 – Great start to SA Fuel Economy Tour

November 13, 2019

The inaugural WesBank South African Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, got off to a flying start today (Tuesday, November 12) with none of the 40 participating vehicles being…

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driving safely

10 tips for preparing your car and driving safely this winter

May 21, 2019

It’s unlikely that you’ll be driving in bone-chilling temperatures of -40°C or sweltering sun at 80°C, or that you’ll do either in the space of a day, all whilst enduring…

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LCVs and Panel Vans

Isuzu Maintains BBBEE level 1

September 1, 2021

Gqeberha – Isuzu Motors South Africa has maintained an automotive industry leading level one in their Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) audit for a second consecutive year. Billy Tom,…

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NGV Metrobus

The Spin behind NGVs

July 6, 2020

NGVs: The growth in popularity  Running a vehicle on Compressed Natural Gas is a novice concept for many South Africans. Although Natural Gas filling stations have been active since 2014,…

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Opel Van

Opel Moves People & Goods, Easily!

August 22, 2019

Rüsselsheim. Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. The success story continues with the fourth generation Opel model! Newly developed fourth-generation model Twenty years after the success of the…

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Volkswagen launches Caddy 1.0 TSI

November 15, 2018

The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ range, the Caddy 1.0 TSI combines space efficiency with sleek Volkswagen design and affordable running costs. Currently in its fourth generation, the…

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New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa

October 31, 2018

Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and efficiency to make its popular light commercial…

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ISF Cummins engines for light commercial vehicles

Cummins ISF Engine Range is Ideal for Light Vehicles

June 7, 2018

ISF engines, 2.8 and 3.8 litre four-cylinder,  are the latest additions to Cummins’ extensive range of dependable engines, and are ideal for use in light commercial vehicles. Customers stand to benefit…

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Trucks

Faw Trucks – Providing Effective and Efficient Solutions

FAW Trucks – Providing Effective and Efficient Solutions

August 10, 2022

FAW Trucks prides itself on paying attention to what its customers require. “FAW SA is committed to offering vehicles engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions…

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Grant Lottering, Backed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Will Cycle the Famous Alpine Mountain 20 Times in Support of Laureus Sport for Good SA

Grant Lottering, Backed by Mercedes-Benz Vans, Will Cycle the Famous Alpine Mountain 20 Times

August 5, 2022

It has been nearly a decade since Grant Lottering was declared dead after being involved in a catastrophic cycling accident in Italy in 2013. Travelling at over 60 kilometres per…

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HINO SA ONCE AGAIN DOMINATES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY

Customers Still Rate Hino Top in Customer Satisfaction

August 2, 2022

Hino South Africa continued to top the overall rankings in the DataTrack comparative customer experience survey for the second quarter of 2022 despite losing production when the flood damage in…

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ercedes-Benz Electric Vans

Q2 Sees a Significant Increase in Demand for Mercedes-Benz Electric Vans

July 28, 2022

On the 27th of July, Mercedes-Benz Group released their second-quarter results for 2022. Within Mercedes-Benz Vans, over 100,000 vehicles were sold worldwide, exceeding prior-year levels by around 1700 vehicles. Due…

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The-Power-of-One

The Results Are In! Mercedes-Benz Vans Commends its Dealers and Agents of the Year

July 22, 2022

Mercedes-Benz Vans recently held its annual Dealer and Agent of the Year Event to commemorate those who persevered, conquered and prospered throughout 2021. The evening was aptly themed ‘The Power…

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Daimler Truck Southern Africa celebrates the successful implementation of Litsamaiso’s Fleet Owners Workplace programme!

July 21, 2022

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) continues to make giant strides in the commercial vehicle industry with its uncompromising commitment to the well-being of drivers, to ensure sustainable growth and economic…

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