In association with SA Crisis Support, Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivered more than 100 bales of cattle feed to a farming community in Winburg, located near Kroonstad in the Free State. The manufacturer provided a truck, trailer, driver and the fuel needed for the two-day operation.
In order to move the large quantity of feed donated by a farmer in Bronkhortspruit, a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2654 was used, as well as a FleetBoard’s Driver Training tautliner trailer.
Rowlands Peters, Head of FleetBoard South Africa (Daimler’s comprehensive telematics system), commented: “This is a manner in which we can give back to a community in need. As Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B), we made the decision to assist this worthy cause to ensure that we have sustainable farming in South Africa.
In association with SA Crisis Support, Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivered more than 100 bales of cattle feed
We recently participated in this year’s NAMPO Harvest Day, so we were even more convinced of the need to play our part in the agricultural industry.
“We pride ourselves not only for being a leading commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturer, but more so for being a mobility solutions provider. Cattle were in desperate need of the feed, and we provided the critical link between the farmer who donated it in Bronkhortspruit, to the animals who will be fed in Winburg,” added Peters, who drove the FleetBoard truck on the first leg of the journey.
SA Crisis Support is an initiative headed by Karen Schwendtke, a businesswoman who, in her private capacity, chairs a number of charity organisations in order to make a difference in South Africa.
“A heartfelt thank you to the entire DT&B. I have to single out the Fleet- Board team, who put their resources Mercedes-Benz Actros and FleetBoard provide urgent aid COMPANY NEWS where their mouths are, and made this initiative a resounding success. As winter is upon us, the cattle feed will go a long way in ensuring farmers in the Winburg area can feed their cattle for the foreseeable future,” said Schwendtke.
Mercedes-Benz relied on its proven Actros 2654 to transport the cattle feed from Mpumalanga’s Bronkhortspruit to Winburg.
The truck was equipped with Daimler’s telematics system FleetBoard, which enables the driver and operator to stay informed of the vehicle’s mechanical and electronic status.