A MESSAGE FROM N3 TOLL CONCESSION:
(17 Apr 2014)
The following is of particular importance in relation to in relation to northbound traffic on Easter Monday:

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FREE TRAINING FOF RFA MEMBERS
(16 Apr 2014)
With a number of high-profile fatal accidents in recent months involving freight vehicles, trucks are once again being viewed in a dismal and negative light.

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HINO JOINS PINKDRIVE'S FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
(11 Apr 2014)
A specially-equipped Hino 500-Series 1626 chassis cab fitted with a box body has joined the fleet of vehicles operated by the PinkDrive charitable organisation for its fight against breast cancer in South Africa

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GOODYEAR UNWRAPS ITS LATEST, LARGEST AND MOST TECHNO-SAVVY AIRSHIP EVER
(9 Apr 2014)
All-new Goodyear Blimp 2014 reaches top speed on its maiden test flight

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PIRELLI REVOLUTIONISES LIGHT COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT
(4 Apr 2014)
THE NEW CARRIER MAKES ITS DEBUT ON THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET

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IVECO VENEZUELA TO SUSPEND MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
(2 Apr 2014)
With continuing currency crisis which has caused difficulties for Venezuelen industry in the importation of key components and material,

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GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA POSTS 5% SALES INCREASE IN FIRST QUARTER 2014, BUCKING THE INDUSTRY WHICH CONTINUES TO SLOW
(2 Apr 2014)
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) closed the first quarter of 2014 with 766 more units sold during the same period last year.

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INNOTRANS 2014: COMBINED STANDS WITH COMPREHENSIVE DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES OF RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS AT REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL
(2 Apr 2014)
A concentrated overview of the market with a wide and diverse range of products: more than 100,000 trade visitors are expected to attend InnoTrans 2014, where the 39 combined stands will provide a representative picture of the innovative capabilities

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CNH INDUSTRIAL CHOOSES LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AS GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNER FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT BUSINESS
(2 Apr 2014)
CNH Industrial, a global leader in teh capital goods sector, today announced a new strategic partnership with leica Geosystems, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies, specialising in machine control solutions

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FREIGHTLINER AND FUSO SUPPORT LOCAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WITH EDUTRANS GOLF DAY SPONSORSHIP
(31 Mar 2014)
Johannesburg - Freightliner and FUSO has once again shown their commitment and dedication to supporting local skills development within the motoring and transport industry as two of the sponsors of the Edutrans Golf Day.

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DEAR MEMBER
(28 Mar 2014)
The following roads will be closed due to the TRAC cycle tour.

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RFA CONVENTION 2014 – EXCELLENCE IN TRUCKING
(28 Mar 2014)
It’s not enough anymore to just keep your truck on the road. Times are probably more tougher these days than ever before – costs are high and show no signs of abating, competition is rife, the labour market is unpredictable and new regulations always

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SHELL LAUNCHES HELIX EVOLUTION
(26 Mar 2014)
Shell has launched its Helix Ultra range of fully synthetic motor oils formulated with patented Shell PurePlus Technology. The launch took place alongside the restructured Shell Helix core portfolio.

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NEW GREEN DEALERSHIP TO SERVICE CUSTOMERS OF ALL THREE VOLVO GROUP BRANDS
(25 Mar 2014)
The Volvo Group SA has announced the official opening of a new state-of-the-art facility that will house a full UD Trucks dealership, and serve as an aftermarket agent for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks.

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GEELY AUTOMOTIVE SEALS MASSIVE DEAL WITH SWEDISH SKF
(24 Mar 2014)
The size of the Chinese automotive market boggles the mind, even when it comes to something as tiny as minute engine components

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CNH INDUSTRUAL HOSTS FARGO VISIT OF US EXPORT-IMPORT BANK CHAIRMAN AND SENATOR HEITKAMP
(24 Mar 2014)
DNH Insustrial, A Global leader in Capital Goods, today hosted the Chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Fred Hochberg, and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp at its Fargo, ND facility, where about 40% of its manufactured equipment is exported.

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NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR JOINS DAIMLER FLEETBOARD GMBH
(18 Mar 2014)
On 1 April 2014, Dietrich Müller is set to take over as the new Managing Director of Daimler FleetBoard GmbH, the leading provider of telematics-based Internet services for commercial vehicles.

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CNH INDUSTRIAL'S POWERTRAIN BUSINESS WINS DIESEL OF THE YEAR 2014 FOR CURSOR 16 ENGINE
(18 Mar 2014)
The technological excellence of powertrain manufacturer FPT Industrial brand, has been recognised with an important distinction.

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STRIKE OVER THE EMPLOYEE TAX INCENTIVE SCHEME
(18 Mar 2014)
Please be advised that at a meeting of NEDLAC's section 77 committee on 14 February 2014, NUMSA and other organisations were given permission to go on strike over the Employee Tax Incentive Scheme.

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MAHLE OPENS SALES OFFICE IN SOUTH AFRICA
(18 Mar 2014)
MAHLE Aftermarket, the MAHLE business unit specialising in spare parts, opened a sales office in the South African city of Port Elizabeth on 3 March 2014.

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FINAL COUNTDOWN TO IFSEC SA 2014
(13 Mar 2014)
In light of the most recent crime statistics released by Crime Stats SA, it would appear that although there has been a general decrease in total crimes from 2004 to 2013 of over 448 500, key areas still require attention.

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IVECO DAILY. AS NEW, AFTER 1.000.000 KILOMETRES
(11 Mar 2014)
An online video recounts the story of 25 Iveco Dailys navigating the difficult terrain of the African

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NISSAN SUPPORTS AGRI SA RURAL SAFETY INITIATIVES
(11 Mar 2014)
ROSSLYN, SOUTH AFRICA (11 March 2014) – Crime-threatened farming communities in the Eastern Cape can sleep a little easier, thanks to the installation of boom gates that control entry and exit points in rural farming areas.

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VOLVO & RENAULT TRUCKS AWARD TOP DEALERS AS ITS FOOTPRINT EXPANDS ACROSS REGION
(11 Mar 2014)
Volvo Trucks SA recently announced its Dealer of the Year award winners at the company’s annual dealer conference in Gauteng. The company’s Aftersales Dealer of the Year was Volvo Truck Centre in Kimberley, while Volvo Trucks Middelburg walked away

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CTRACK LAUNCHES INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS FOR NATIONAL TOLLING INCLUDING E-TOLL
(10 Mar 2014)
THE Gauteng e-toll roll-out has triggered a mountain of billing problems that threaten to have placed further financial strain to the already overstretched businesses and motorists

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HEAVY LIFTING COMPANY’S TREMENDOUS GROWTH BENEFITS SOUTH AFRICA
(7 Mar 2014)
South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-lifting industry, according to Dennis Child, Head of Multi-Axles Logistics Services at Eskom Rotek and Roshcon. Eskom’s power station expansion programm

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WABCO GAINS RECOGNITION FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS IN CHINA; WABCO’S PRESIDENT OF ASIA REGION NAMED AMONG ‘TOP 100 NEW LEADERS’ IN CHINA’S ECONOMY
(5 Mar 2014)
SHANGHAI, China, March 5, 2014 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that Dr. Leon Liu, President, WABCO Asia, has been named among the “Top 100 New Lead

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OWNER DRIVERS – A BETTER INSURANCE RISK?
(5 Mar 2014)
Owner-driver schemes are becoming an important element of many of the larger consignor and logistics companies in South Africa. Many of these companies view the owner-driver route as a means of freeing up the corporate balance sheets while at the sam

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CTRACK UNVEILS SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE SPONSORSHIP PROMOTING SPORT AND FITNESS WITHIN THE SERVICE
(4 Mar 2014)
With its growing sports engagements and commitment to the development in various fields it operates in, Ctrack, is now the new sponsor for the South African Police Service Head Office soccer teams. In a joint announcement, Ctrack and the SAPS Head Of

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BLUE CORRIDORS OPEN THE DOOR TO LOWER-CARBON LONG-HAUL TRUCKING
(3 Mar 2014)
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a viable lower-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy-duty long-haul trucks, but the necessary infrastructure for it in Europe is lacking. Volvo Trucks is involved in efforts to establish ‘blue corridors’ with strategic

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INDIA’S ENGINE OF INNOVATION
(3 Mar 2014)
As India strives to become the next big innovation hub, it faces challenges ranging from bewildering regulations to educational shortcomings and inadequate infrastructure. But the country’s indomitable entrepreneurial spirit may well overcome the hur

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SERCO ENJOYS GROWTH SPURT
(27 Feb 2014)
Leading truck body and trailer manufacturing company, Serco, is expanding its premises in Phoenix Industrial Park in Durban with the first stage in the growth spurt being the relocation of their repair division to a new 3500m2 site in Aberdare Road.

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EAST RAND DEALER WINS HINO AWARD AGAIN
(26 Feb 2014)
Hino East Rand, headed up by Frans Cloete, has been judged the Hino Dealer of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at a gala event in Durban recently and it was the dealership’s third success since 2000.

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R1 BILLION IN NEW BUSINESS CONTRIBUTES TO IMPERIAL LOGISTICS’ OUTSTANDING INTERIM RESULTS
(26 Feb 2014)
Johannesburg, 26 February 2014 – Logistics and supply chain leader Imperial Logistics has increased its six months’ revenue by 26% to R8 billion and has announced that R1 billion of new business contributed to a pleasing set of interim results.

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RFA SAYS FAREWELL TO INDUSTRY STALWART
(26 Feb 2014)
RFA supporter, friend and service provider Fritz Hellberg has passed away unexpectedly.

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MICHELIN TRUCK SERVICE CENTRES PROVIDE KEY SERVICES TO THE TRUCK AND BUS INDUSTRY IN SA
(23 Feb 2014)
Even with the recent fuel price increase and additional toll gate charges, truck and bus companies countrywide are under severe pressure to deliver goods and services on time at reasonable prices.

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MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG: AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE UNIMOG
(20 Feb 2014)
Since April 2013, a Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1300 L has been a new home on wheels for Jennifer (36) and Peter Glas (41). They are undertaking a protracted honeymoon trip in their "mobile home", which goes by the name of the "Glaarkshouse" - a combination

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GOOD NEWS FOR TAXI PASSENGERS WITH NEW SANTACO DEAL
(20 Feb 2014)
Today, a joint venture between the mother body taxi association, SANTACO Western Cape and Group 1 Nissan, the largest Nissan dealership in the Western Cape will see the profits from sales of the new Nissan NV350 taxi being split equally so that vital

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NANKANG TYRE UK TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT BRITYREX INTERNATIONAL
(19 Feb 2014)
Nankang Tyre UK has signalled ambitious plans for a growing market presence by signing up for a major appearance at October’s Brityrex International exhibition.

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GROWTH AND SUCCESS ON THE ROAD TO 2015 – MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA POSTS HEALTHY FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR 2013
(18 Feb 2014)
Johannesburg – The Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa (MBSA) today posted very healthy financial results for 2013, with total annualised revenue for the group of R43.53bn – up by 28.7% on the previous year.

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TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED ON N3 TOLL ROUTE NEAR MOOI RIVER (BETWEEN GAUTENG AND PIETERMARITZBURG) ON SATURDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2014
(18 Feb 2014)
N3 Toll Concession, who is responsible for management of the N3 Toll Route between Heidelberg and Cedara , has issued an alert to motorists to plan ahead for some traffic disruptions this coming Saturday in the vicinity of Mooi River (at route marker

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CONTINENTAL NAMED TIRE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AND HONORED FOR CONTILIFECYCLE PLANT IN HANOVER
(18 Feb 2014)
Continental yesterday received not just one but two awards from trade journal “Tire Technology International”. The international expert jury not only named Continental Tire Manufacturer of the Year but also had special praise for the recycling of rub

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CONTINENTAL INTENDS TO STRENGTHEN INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS VIA SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITION
(18 Feb 2014)
Hanover/Fairlawn, USA, 10 February 2014. Continental will expand its global industrial business via a significant acquisition:

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TYREXPO AFRICA 2014; 4 - 6 MARCH, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
(17 Feb 2014)
Tyrexpo Africa 2014 is expected to be the major tyre event of the year on the African continent. On 4-6 March 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the widest selection of new brands of leading South African and International manufacturers will be s

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CTRACK CONTINUES BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ARRIVE ALIVE IN 2014
(17 Feb 2014)
Ctrack, a vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, will continue its partnership with Arrive Alive.

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RELIABLE INFRASTRUCTURE CRITICAL TO AFRICA’S ECONOMIC SUCCESS
(14 Feb 2014)
Africa’s economic success is reliant on infrastructure development. The continent needs reliable electricity, water and roads to improve its trading capability and attract significant investment opportunities, says Linda Cele, New Business Developmen

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IMPERIAL SIGNS A 5 YEAR CONTRACT WITH VODACOM BUSINESS
(14 Feb 2014)
The Imperial group has signed a five year contract with Vodacom for network and hosting services. With a stable and scalable network critical to Imperial’s growth, Vodacom will operate as a strategic partner - vital in the delivery of data networks t

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STANDARD BANK AND SA ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY COLLABORATE TO SUPPORT ROAD TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(12 Feb 2014)
Standard Bank has joined forces with the South African Road Transport industry in a concerted industry led initiative supported by government to promote best practice and standards.

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MACMOBILE
(11 Feb 2014)
Control Van Sales with MACmobile’s Drop’nBank Solution Many smaller shops and consumer outlets like spaza shops and shebeens are dependent on quick responses from their suppliers to replenish stocks as an alternative to them visiting the wholesaler o

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LATEST TRANSPORTING SOLUTIONS FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY
(11 Feb 2014)
“Transport solutions for the mining industry can be costly and complicated. Each mine has unique requirements and considerations as a result of location, accessibility, budget, timing and the nature of the operation,” says Kieron Gore, Director at M

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THE CEA, MICHELIN, PROTÉUS (PCAS GROUP) AND SDTECH JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP TWO INNOVATIVE USES FOR USED TYRES
(10 Feb 2014)
The Tyre Recycling or TREC project, driven by Michelin, is designed to develop two uses for used tyres.

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SPANISH BUDGET TYRE BRAND MEMBAT SEEKING NEW AFRICAN DISTRIBUTORS FROM FIRST APPEARANCE AT TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(10 Feb 2014)
Spanish tyre brand Membat will be making a debut appearance in South Africa at next month’s Tyrexpo Africa exhibition in Johannesburg (4-6 March).

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NISSAN TAXI RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA AS NEW IMPENDULO
(10 Feb 2014)
Nissan will re-enter the taxi industry in South Africa with the launch of the all-new Nissan NV350 Impendulo, which will go on sale in March this year.

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HINO FINISHES 23RD CONSECUTIVE DAKAR RALLY AND WINS ITS CLASS
(7 Feb 2014)
Hino, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer and the first one from that country to enter the gruelling Dakar Rally, way back in 1991, registered its 23rd consecutive finish in the 2014 edition of this gruelling cross-country race which finished in

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SLOW START FOR TRUCK SALES IN 2014 – OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE
(6 Feb 2014)
The local commercial vehicle market had a somewhat slower start to the year, selling 5.39% less trucks during January compared to the same month in 2013.

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MONTHLY FUEL COSTS IMPACT CONSUMERS
(5 Feb 2014)
WesBank’s Monthly Mobility Calculator indicates fuel costs as almost the largest budget contributor for motorists as fuel prices increase to record levels

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VOLVO TRUCKS COMPETITION LOOKING FOR THE WORLD’S MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT DRIVER
(5 Feb 2014)
Registration has now opened for the Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2014 – Volvo Trucks’ global competition of fuel-efficient driving. The Drivers’ Fuel Challenge is open to all professional truck drivers, irrespective of brand. The final will take place in

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DEAR MEMBER
(4 Feb 2014)
The Road Freight Association would like to invite members exclusively to the Skills Development Forum, to discuss the following matters and how it will affect your Company:

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COMMENTS ON NAAMSA NEW VEHICLE SALES REPORT - JANUARY 2014
(4 Feb 2014)
Sales Performance Summary – Total by Market Segment (NAAMSA flash includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland & Botswana):

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TYREXPO 2014: AFRICA’S BIGGEST EVERY TYRE EXHIBITION SET TO BOOST LOCAL BUSINESSES
(4 Feb 2014)
African tyre buyers are so convinced of the importance of partaking in this year’s Tyrexpo Africa that the exhibition has already sold out. The exhibition will showcase the widest choice of brands and fitments ever assembled at a single trade exhibit

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IRIZAR PARTICIPATES IN THE ZEEUS PROJECT TO IMPLEMENT ELECTRIC BUSES
(3 Feb 2014)
This past 23 January, Irizar participated in the launch of the ZeEUS project, which

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LATEST AND BEST IN BIG NAME WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT ON SHOW AT TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(3 Feb 2014)
Show dates 4-6 March 2014, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

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AIDS TREATMENT HAS COME A LONG WAY...DOWN TO A SINGLE PILL A DAY
(31 Jan 2014)
A recent road safety and wellness campaign – designed to help truck drivers improve their health – was initiated by a partnership between Adcock Ingram, Scania, Swedish Workplace HIV/AIDS Programme (SWHAP) and Shell One Stop petrol stations

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TOLLGATE ACTION GROUP (TAG) TO CONTINUE WITH COURT CASE TO HAVE THE E-TOLL ACT
(31 Jan 2014)
The Tollgate Action Group (TAG) consisting of the Freedom Front Plus, the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU-SA) and the National Taxpayer’s Union (NTU) is determined to continue with the court case to have the Transport and Related Ma

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CTRACK RENEWS TRANSPORT FORUM SPONSORSHIP WITH CONTINUED EFFORTS TO KEEP TRANSFORMING THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
(30 Jan 2014)
Global vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, Ctrack has renewed its sponsorship agreement with The Transport Forum. The renewal has been welcomed as it provides Ctrack a valuable national communication forum that addresses the nee

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DAF APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
(30 Jan 2014)
Mark Gavin has been appointed National Sales Director for DAF’s southern African operations.

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COMFORTABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY, CONVINCING: BELGIUM DRIVES WITH DIWA.6 TRANSMISSION FROM VOITH
(30 Jan 2014)
The Belgian transport operator Maatschappij voor het Intercommunaal Vervoer te Brussel (MIVB/STIB) has decided to put 172 new Mercedes-Benz Citaro Euro 6 buses on the roads of Brussels.

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CNH INDUSTRIAL CAPITAL EUROPE TO EXTEND SERVICES TO IVECO CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE
(29 Jan 2014)
CNH Industrial Capital Europe, a joint venture between CNH Industrial and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, will now offer leasing and financing services to customers of CNH Industrial’s Iveco truck & commercial vehicles business.

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WABCO REMAN SOLUTIONS NAMED ‘HEAVY DUTY REMANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR’
(28 Jan 2014)
BRUSSELS, Belgium and ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan, January 28, 2014 — WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that its Reman Solutions business has been named

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NTP LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD SIGNS RESPONSIBLE CARE COMMITMENT
(28 Jan 2014)
NTP Logistics has become the latest signatory of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association’s Responsible Care (RC) Initiative, thereby committing the company to implement the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical indus

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JOHANNESBURG READY TO STAGE RECORD-BREAKING TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(27 Jan 2014)
Johannesburg is set to take centre stage for the largest gathering of tyre and equipment suppliers ever assembled for a Tyrexpo Africa exhibition.

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FF PLUS’ STRUGGLE AGAINST E-TOLL GAINS MOMENTUM WITH NATIONAL PETITION CAMPAIGN AND INVOLVEMENT OF NATIONAL CONSUMER COMMISSION
(24 Jan 2014)
The Freedom front Plus has, as part of its continued campaign against the e-toll system, now launched a campaign through which the public can submit their complaints about the e-toll to the National Consumer Commission.

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FF PLUS WILL SUBMIT A COMPLAINT TO THE CONSUMER COMMISSION ABOUT E-TOLL ACCOUNTS
(21 Jan 2014)
The Freedom Front Plus will be submitting a complaint to the National Consumer Commission (NCC) about the problems which road-users and residents of Gauteng are experiencing with e-toll accounts.

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DHL’S FOCUS ON AFRICA PAYS OFF
(21 Jan 2014)
It was announced today that DHL, the world leader in international express delivery, was awarded the Frost & Sullivan award for Market Penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa due to the company’s vast expansion programme in Africa and its continued commitm

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CONTINENTAL TYRE SOUTH AFRICA (CTSA) ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF SIVUYILE BOQWANA ON THE COMPANY’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
(20 Jan 2014)
The attorney joined CTSA a year ago as legal compliance manager and sits on the CTSA board as company secretary. Dieter Horni, CTSA Managing Director says the continuous changes to legislation made it imperative that the executive committee includes

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ONLINE FLEET CARD TRANSACTION AUTHORISATION BRINGS SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR FLEET OPERATORS, SAYS STANDARD BANK
(20 Jan 2014)
Fleet owners can save millions every year with the use of online fleet card transaction authorisation which scanned and decline questionable transactions at filling stations and outlets across the country. The benefits of increased technical vigilan

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IVECO DAILY: THE LIGHT VEHICLE THAT CAN TRAVEL 25 TIMES AROUND THE WORLD
(17 Jan 2014)
30 Iveco Dails reach one million kilometres travelling day in and day out across the precarious terrain of the African continent. A confirmation of great performance and reliabillity.

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VISION TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD SIGNS THE RESPONSIBLE CARE PUBLIC COMMITMENT
(16 Jan 2014)
Vision Transport has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implement the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of t

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MAKE TYRE SAFETY A 2014 HABIT
(16 Jan 2014)
Tyre maker Bridgestone has called on motorists to make tyre safety one of their 2014 resolutions. “Many crashes in South Africa arise from tyre failure,” said Bridgestone Field Engineer Manager, Bester Betha.

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LEADING WHOLESALER TO USE BRITYREX AS UK LAUNCH FOR EXCLUSIVE CAR TYRE PRODUCT RANGE
(16 Jan 2014)
Leading tyre wholesaler Kings Road Tyres (KRT) has confirmed its attendance at October’s Brityrex International exhibition, at which it plans to reveal an exclusive new passenger car tyre range for UK buyers.

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GABRIEL AND PIA OFFERING CRUISE AND CASH INCENTIVES
(16 Jan 2014)
Gabriel, the premier shock absorber brand of Control Instruments-Automotive, has announced the winners of the joint Parts Incorporated Africa (PIA) competition of win 13 double tickets for an all-expenses-paid cruise this month to the Portuguese Isla

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WABCO SUPPORTS DEFENDING CHAMPION KAMAZ-MASTER TRUCK TEAM WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE 2014 DAKAR RALLY
(14 Jan 2014)
WABCO, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that KAMAZ-Master Team’s trucks for Dakar 2014 are equipped with a number of advanced, high-performance safety technologies from WABCO, suppor

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DEAR MEMBER
(14 Jan 2014)
The North West Province is experiencing its worst drought in 80 years, with farmers’ livestock dying of hunger on a daily basis.

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MERCEDES-BENZ ON RECORD COURSE
(10 Jan 2014)
• With sales of 1,461,680 vehicles in 2013 Mercedes-Benz delivered more cars to customers than ever before.

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CHRYSLER AND JEEP EXTEND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMMES
(10 Jan 2014)
Midrand, South Africa – Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd importer of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles locally has announced an extension to the maintenance programmes for key models in the vehicle lineup.

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SUBDUED VEHICLE SALES CLOSE 2013
(9 Jan 2014)
The Motor Industry experienced a somewhat muted end to 2013 with December sales just 95 units, or 0,2% up on the same month in 2012.

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PRE-REGISTER FOR TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(9 Jan 2014)
Welcome to Tyrexpo Africa’14, the fifth in the series of Tyrexpo Africa events and Southern Africa’s most established and international tyre trade show.

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STANDARD BANK - 2014 BEGINS ON A HIGH NOTE FOR FLEET OPERATORS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A DEDICATED SMS SERVICE
(8 Jan 2014)
The fleet management industry will face several challenges in 2014 and high on the agenda for fleet managers will be the reality that the long-anticipated e-tolls have been introduced, pending legislation regarding emissions, new technologies and the

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WABCO AWARDED RECERTIFICATION AS A NEW AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE BY GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN CHINA
(8 Jan 2014)
A global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO China has recently been recertified as a new and high technology enterprise by the government authorities.

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VOLVO TRUCKS BOOSTS SAFETY ON SLIPPERY WINTER ROADS
(6 Jan 2014)
For trucks with trailers, slippery winter roads and downhill gradients represent a tough challenge for even the most skilled of drivers.

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VOPAK EMBARKS ON MAJOR FUEL STORAGE EXPANSION DRIVE
(6 Jan 2014)
Global independent tank storage provider Vopak has embarked on a multi-million rand strategic expansion programme at its Durban Island View operations to keep abreast of the country’s increasing demand for petroleum products.

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CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR HUNDREDS OF NEEDY PEOPLE IN NELSON MANDELA BAY THIS YEAR
(6 Jan 2014)
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) donated Adidas running shoes valued at over a million rand to a number of charities during the year.

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FORUM: BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CODES
(6 Jan 2014)
Dear Member

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HINO FINISHES 23RD CONSECUTIVE DAKAR RALLY AND WINS ITS CLASS
(3 Jan 2014)
Hino, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer and the first one from that country to enter the gruelling Dakar Rally, way back in 1991, registered its 23rd consecutive finish in the 2014 edition of this gruelling cross-country race which finished in

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IRIZAR PARTICIPATES IN THE ZEEUS PROJECT TO IMPLEMENT ELECTRIC BUSES IN THE MAIN EUROPEAN CITIES
(3 Jan 2014)
This past 23 January, Irizar participated in the launch of the ZeEUS project, which

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SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANY, DIGICORE, SUPPLIER OF CTRACK RECEIVES FIRST RANK RATINGS IN THE 2013 USAGE BASED INSURANCE STUDY
(17 Dec 2013)
Ctrack® a global leader in vehicle monitoring and a fleet management technology provider was ranked as the ’best telematics technology provider’ and ‘telematics service provider’ in Asia, Latam and other continents including Africa and Australasia.

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BLACK RIBBON IN MEMORY OF OUR HERO
(10 Dec 2013)
To commemorate and celebrate the life of our much-loved and highly-respected former President Nelson Mandela, the Road Freight Association, in partnership with N3TC and Trucking Wellness

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DEAR MEMBER
(10 Dec 2013)
SARS issued the following statement along with the attached letter:

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CTRACK ADDS ON-THE-ROAD TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR FLEET PRODUCT PORTFOLIO OFFERING
(10 Dec 2013)
Ctrack®, a global leader in vehicle monitoring and fleet management technology provider, unveiled a new product to enhance their portfolio, called Ctrack On-the-Road®. Designed with road safety in mind, Ctrack On-the-Road® (OTR) is based on Android a

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RENAULT KANGOO EXPRESS GETS A FACELIFT & ENGINE TUNE UP!
(10 Dec 2013)
One of South Africa’s most fun, flexible and favourite work/play horses - the new Renault Kangoo Express Panel Van - has arrived in South Africa.

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2014 BEGINS ON A HIGH NOTE FOR FLEET OPERATORS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A DEDICATED SMS SERVICE, SAYS STANDARD BANK
(9 Dec 2013)
The fleet management industry will face several challenges in 2014 and high on the agenda for fleet managers will be the reality that the long-anticipated e-tolls have been introduced, pending legislation regarding emissions, new technologies and the

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MADIBA’S INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROAD FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
(9 Dec 2013)
“As the late former President Nelson Mandela himself said – ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.’ It is extre

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REDISA WASTE TYRE COLLECTION SCHEME AIMS TO CREATE 10,000 JOBS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TYRE COLLECTORS
(4 Dec 2013)
Show dates 4-6 March, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

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TYRES & MORE OPENS NEW STORES IN BRUMA AND EDENVALE
(4 Dec 2013)
TiAuto’s new franchised automotive fitment chain, Tyres & More recently added a new store in Bruma and one in Edenvale to its growing portfolio.

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DEPUTY TRANSPORT MINISTER ADDRESSES RFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(2 Dec 2013)
In an historic moment for the Road Freight Association, Deputy Transport Minister Sindiwse Chikunga addressed the RFA’s 24th Annual General Meeting, recognising and congratulating the Association on its achievements and successes.

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HINO USES TOKYO MOTOR SHOW TO SHOWCASE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND STRESS GLOBAL EXPANSION
(1 Dec 2013)
Hino, the leading Japanese truck and bus manufacturer, used the recent 43rd Tokyo Motor Show to promote its global expansion strategy as well as its new technologies, especially those pertaining to alternative power sources and developing environment

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TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME AN EVERYDAY PART OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
(28 Nov 2013)
The transport sector in South Africa presently carries about 95% of the nation’s goods.

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LOGISTICS INDUSTRY STILL FACING UPHILL IN BATTLE WITH SARS OVER CUSTOMS CONTROL BILL
(26 Nov 2013)
The logistics industry, having successfully petitioned the Parliamentary Committee for an opportunity to express concerns on the proposed Customs Control Bill, is preparing submissions to support its claims that sections of the Bill will disrupt supp

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POWERSTAR SPURS ON WNR
(25 Nov 2013)
At a time when business conditions were particularly difficult for WNR Plant Hire’s Francois du Randt, the introduction of Powerstar trucks in 2006 into his fleet made all the difference.

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250% RISE IN FUEL PRICE OVER 10 YEARS PRESENTS CHALLENGES IN 2014
(25 Nov 2013)
South African companies that import goods from other regions have come under increasing pressure over the last ten years, as a result of continuous, steep increases in the petrol price.

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NEW HINO MIDRAND DEALERSHIP IS A FLAGSHIP
(25 Nov 2013)
The McCarthy Group has a new flagship dealership in Gauteng. It is Hino Midrand, which has been relocated to a large new site near the existing McCarthy Toyota and Lexus outlets.

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IMPERIAL TRUCK RENTAL TO DELIVER 6 MILLION SCHOOL BOOKS FOR SAPO
(21 Nov 2013)
Johannesburg, 21 November 2013 - A contract to distribute more than six million school books in Limpopo and the Northern Cape region has been awarded to Imperial Logistics group company Imperial Truck Rental, by the South African Post Office (SAPO).

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SASOL LAUNCH A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST, 10 PPM DIESEL
(21 Nov 2013)
Today, Sasol launched its Sasol turbodieselTM ULS 10ppm in the South African market. This is the lowest sulphur content diesel available in South Africa and has advanced detergency and lubricity properties to keep the engine and fuel injection system

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DRIVING CLIENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS TAKES IMPERIAL INTO FIRST PLACE AT PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS AWARDS
(20 Nov 2013)
Johannesburg, 19 November 2013 - Reflecting the group’s success in offering customised solutions to drive clients’ competitiveness, Imperial Logistics has been named the top logistics performer at the Annual African Access National Business Awards, w

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VOLVO TRUCKS AND HOLLYWOOD STAR PERFORM A WORLD-FIRST STUNT
(15 Nov 2013)
Volvo Trucks’ latest film, The Epic Split, features one of Hollywood’s most famous action stars, Jean-Claude Van Damme, showing the unique stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering.

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HINO TO ENTER TWO 500-SERIES TRUCKS IN 2014 DAKAR RALLY.
(11 Nov 2013)
Hino Motors Ltd., together with Hino Team Sugawara, has made its customary entry of two 500 Series trucks for the 2014 Dakar Rally which starts in Rosario, Argentina, on January 5 and ends in Chile on January 18.

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TRUCK SALES HEAD FOR POSITIVE ENDING TO 2013
(7 Nov 2013)
Truck sales have continued its steady growth, albeit at a slower rate. Year-on-year sales statistics showed that during October, the South African truck industry increased sales by 9.47% to 25 701 units.

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TANKER SERVICES TO DELIVER MORE THAN 1 BILLION LITRES OF FUEL A YEAR FOR TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA
(7 Nov 2013)
A fuel distribution contract that entails the delivery of more than one billion litres of petrol and diesel per year – and over three million kilometres of travel annually – has been awarded to Imperial Logistics group company Tanker Services by Tot

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COST-SAVING TRANSPORT TIPS FOR YOUR BUSY PERIOD
(6 Nov 2013)
Delivery fleets are on the brink of the busy festive season and for those servicing retailers and courier companies, efficiencies will be critical to a successful and profitable Christmas period.

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ENGEN BEAUFORT STREET CONVENIENCE CENTRE OPENS AFTER REVAMP
(6 Nov 2013)
Engen Beaufort Street Convenience Centre in Grahamstown has re-opened its doors to the public following a significant revamp that concluded last week.

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RISK MITIGATION CRITICAL FOR HEAVY HAULAGE BUSINESSES
(4 Nov 2013)
Being a haulage company owner is not an easy feat. Fuel price increases, an unstable Rand, fraying road network infrastructure and a continuously escalating risk of hijacking plague the South African industry.

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COMMENTS ON NAAMSA NEW VEHICLE SALES REPORT - OCTOBER 2013
(4 Nov 2013)
General Comments on October 2013 NAAMSA sales:

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ENGEN DONATES R4 MILLION TO NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
(31 Oct 2013)
The need for a tertiary paediatric hospital in South Africa is greater than ever and can no longer be ignored, stated Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust at the announcement that Engen Petroleum is contributing R4

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IMPERIAL REDUCES COSTS AND BOOSTS SERVICE FOR PICK ‘N PAY
(31 Oct 2013)
Pick ‘n Pay has awarded a five year contract for supply chain management and transport management services (TMS) to Imperial Logistics.

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JOST HELPS REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION
(29 Oct 2013)
A highly efficient airflow system with the product name SDR is available now from JOST. The SDR roof diffusor is an aerodynamic airflow system which reduces the air turbulence at the rear of the vehicle by more than 50%. This results in fuel savings

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COMMON INSURANCE MISTAKES SA EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS SHOULD AVOID
(29 Oct 2013)
As South Africa continues to strengthen its trade ties with countries like China, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, it is becoming increasingly important for exporters and importers to get to grips with the complexities of arranging marine cargo

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CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE JOHANNESBURG TRUCK & BUS SHOW
(28 Oct 2013)
Challenges met solutions and opportunities at the Commercial Vehicle Conference held at the Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show on 24 October, where delegates were able to focus on industry matters crucial to the ongoing viability of this vibrant sector of

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MAXUS RANGE EXTENDED WITH SHORT WHEELBASE MODELS
(28 Oct 2013)
Maxus announced at the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) that its current range of four V80 2.5T long wheelbase models will shortly be complimented by three short wheelbase derivatives.

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HARRISMITH: IMPOUNDING OF TRUCKS
(28 Oct 2013)
The Road Freight Association

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BELGIAN BUS OPERATORS RELY ON DIWA.6 TRANSMISSIONS
(28 Oct 2013)
Less Fuel Consumption, Lower Operating Costs

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IMPERIAL MANAGED LOGISTICS WINS TIGER BRANDS DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT
(25 Oct 2013)
Imperial Managed Logistics – part of the Imperial Logistics group - has been awarded a three year contract for primary distribution services by JSE-listed Tiger Brands.

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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT SANDOWN MOTOR HOLDINGS
(24 Oct 2013)
Zwartkop, Pretoria – Mercedes-Benz group of companies in South Africa (MBSA) announced the appointment of Naeem Hassim as co-CEO of Sandown Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd, effective January 2014.

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TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL AND BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS PARTNER TO COLLABORATE IN ROAD TO RAIL MIGRATION
(24 Oct 2013)
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) a division of Transnet SOC Limited and Barloworld Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at exploring multimodal collaboration opportunities within the logistics and transport sector.

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NOVATEL WIRELESS SIGNS SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH DIGICORE FOR ITS ADVANCED MT 3060 OBDII TELEMATICS DEVICE
(24 Oct 2013)
Novatel Wireless, Inc, (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions and DigiCore Holdings Ltd (JSE: DGC), a leading provider of advanced machine-to-machines (M2M) communication and telematics solutions, today announce that Nov

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LINEAR ACTUATOR AND ROLLING BEARING SOLUTIONS FOR SOLAR TRACKING
(24 Oct 2013)
Whether it is a photovoltaic (PV), a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV), or a concentrating solar power (CSP) system, solar power plants work particularly efficiently if their mirrors, collectors and PV modules track the course of the sun.

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DIWA SMARTNET – TRANSMISSION TELEMETRICS OF THE
(23 Oct 2013)
For over four years the Voith telemetric system DIWA SmartNet has been proving itself in more than 1,500 vehicles worldwide.

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WABCO EXHIBITS SUITE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES THAT IMPROVE EFFICIENCY OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AT FENATRAN 2013 IN BRAZIL
(22 Oct 2013)
WABCO’s Green Technologies Combined Enable Over 10% in Fuel Economy

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VOITH SECONDARY WATER RETARDER WINS ECW INNOVATION LABEL AWARD 2013 IN KORTRIJK
(21 Oct 2013)
Voith convinced the jury with its innovative Secondary Water Retarder (SWR) at Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, and won the ECW Innovation Label Award 2013.

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SCANIA DOES MASSIVE BUSINESS ON THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
(21 Oct 2013)
Scania sold a huge quantity of trucks, as well as one of the first examples of it sophisticated new bus, known as the Scania Touring, on the first two days of the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show.

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MEDIUM AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INTRODUCTIONS CONFIRM STRENGTHENED FOCUS ON THE SMME SECTOR AS THE GROWING POWERHOUSE OF THE SA ECONOMY
(18 Oct 2013)
Following the opening day of the Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show, co-sponsored by the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) at NASREC yesterday, more truck makers, importers and distributors today expressed intensified focus on local customers,

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INITIATIVES ANNOUNCED TO BOOST COMPETIVENESS OF SA MOTOR INDUSTRY
(18 Oct 2013)
Several initiatives are to be implemented or developed to assist the South African motor industry to become more competitive globally. This was announced by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, speaking at the official opening of the Jo

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EXTREMELY LOUD AND CLEAR MESSAGE FROM TRUCK & BUS INDUSTRY
(17 Oct 2013)
South Africa regarded as the burgeoning platform into the African continent

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INNOVATION IN GREEN TECHNOLOGY BRINGS MERCEDES-BENZ SA CLOSER TO THE GOAL OF EMISSION FREE DRIVING.
(17 Oct 2013)
Advanced commercial vehicle technology available from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) in 2013 would have been the stuff of pipe dreams a few decades ago.

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HINO PUTTING MORE FOCUS ON MARKETS IN AFRICA
(17 Oct 2013)
Hino, which has been the top-selling truck and bus manufacturers in the Japanese domestic market for the past 40 years, is increasing its focus on the African market according to the executive vice president responsible for Hino’s overseas operation,

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MERCEDES-BENZ HANDS OVER BUSSES TO CITY OF JOBURG’S BRT!
(16 Oct 2013)
Sandown Motor holdings has handed over 134 bus units of 0500M Euro V city bus chassis to the City of Johannesburg at the launch of BRT Phase 1B. The chassis supplied by Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) are made up of 93 complimentary buses and 41 ar

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‘DIESEL-BLOODED’ TRUCKERS WILL BE ENTHRALLED AT JOHANNESBURG TRUCK & BUS SHOW, STARTING THIS WEEK
(16 Oct 2013)
It’s not only the petrol heads that experience the excitement of a roaring engine. Ask any of the ‘diesel-blooded truckers’ or anyone involved in the ‘most serious wheels on the road’ and they’ll tell you that nothing beats the massive power, the gut

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TANKER SERVICES NETS EASIGAS
(16 Oct 2013)
Johannesburg, 15 October 2013 - A three year contract to transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for Easigas has been awarded to Imperial Logistics’ operating company Tanker Services.

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MANY IMPORTANT MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WILL ATTEND JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
(16 Oct 2013)
The Johannesburg International Motor Show is not only a biennial occasion for the local motor industry to roll out their latest and greatest in terms of products and services, but the Expo Centre also proves an ideal venue for exposing important exec

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TANKER SERVICES NETS EASIGAS
(16 Oct 2013)
Johannesburg, 15 October 2013 - A three year contract to transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG) for Easigas has been awarded to Imperial Logistics’ operating company Tanker Services.

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DIESEL-BLOODED’ TRUCKERS WILL BE ENTHRALLED AT JOHANNESBURG TRUCK & BUS SHOW, STARTING THIS WEEK
(15 Oct 2013)
It’s not only the petrol heads that experience the excitement of a roaring engine. Ask any of the ‘diesel-blooded truckers’ or anyone involved in the ‘most serious wheels on the road’ and they’ll tell you that nothing beats the massive power, the gut

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GERMAN WHOLESALER BARO SEEKING AFRICAN DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS AT TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(14 Oct 2013)
German wholesaler Baro Ltd will be seeking new distribution partners for its European manufactured ranges of car, truck and agricultural tyres when it makes its first appearance at Tyrexpo Africa 2014 in Johannesburg next March.

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JUSTICIA HALTS FUEL TANKER HIJACKINGS WORTH OVER R350 MILLION
(14 Oct 2013)
Trucking companies have lost up to R350 million in stolen fuel to a blue light syndicate operating between Durban and Gauteng, Conrad van der Merwe, Regional Director Gauteng of Justicia Investigations has revealed.

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G.U.D. HOLDINGS ANNOUNCE NEW ACQUISITION
(14 Oct 2013)
G.U.D. Holdings is pleased to announce another exciting addition to its growing stable of leading

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BEARINGS 2000 OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF BEARING SURFACE COATINGS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE
(14 Oct 2013)
Industrial operations in South Africa can benefit from a wide range of Schaeffler coatings for roller bearings that are available locally through leading bearings and power transmission components distributor Bearings 2000.

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ACTROS WINS IRELAND'S FIRST TRUCK OF THE DECADE AWARD
(14 Oct 2013)
The New Actros is "Truck of the Decade" in Ireland: this prestigious award was presented for the very first time in Dublin last Friday.

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GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS
(14 Oct 2013)
Now the vehicle assembly and supplier industry strikes are over, motor companies can once again concentrate on their core business: providing what customers want and giving them something to aspire to. The Johannesburg International Motor Show comes

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VOLVO TRUCK CHASED BY BULLS
(10 Oct 2013)
Volvo Trucks is now launching yet another film in its series of spectacular tests. In the latest film, ‘The Chase’, precision driver Rob Hunt, renowned from his roles in major Hollywood productions, plays a starring role.

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CONSTRUCTION, COMMODITIES AND INCREASED CONSUMER DEMAND DRIVE TRUCK SALES
(10 Oct 2013)
At the end of the third quarter of 2013, it has become clear that an increase in consumer spending on daily commodities and fast moving goods, are some of the key factors driving the growth in the South African truck market.

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VOLVO TRUCKS SOUTHERN AFRICA
(9 Oct 2013)
Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has announced that managing director, Mark Erasmus, has resigned with immediate effect.

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CONFERENCE 18 - 27 OCTOBER 2013
(8 Oct 2013)
To be staged at the 2013 Truck and Bus Show

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VOLKSWAGEN HOSTS ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO FOR ITS EMPLOYEES
(8 Oct 2013)
Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) successful implementation of the environmentally responsible Think Blue. Factory strategy has inspired the first ever Environmental EXPO at the Uitenhage Plant.

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MARCOPOLO WILL PROVIDE 70 NEW BUSES FOR MOVE,
(7 Oct 2013)
Marcopolo was called upon to provide 70 city buses to be used in MOVE, the recently presented BRT system in the city of Belo Horizonte, set to begin operating in early 2014. Production of the Viale BRT Articulated model vehicles will begin in Novembe

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ENGEN BEAUFORT STREET CONVENIENCE CENTRE OPENS AFTER REVAMP
(6 Oct 2013)
Engen Beaufort Street Convenience Centre in Grahamstown has re-opened its doors to the public following a significant revamp that concluded last week.

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VOITH DRIVE COMPONENTS AT BUSWORLD 2013 IN KORTRIJK
(5 Oct 2013)
"Efficiency on the Road“ – this is the motto under which Voith presented efficient and innovative solutions for buses and coaches at Busworld 2013 in Kortrijk, Belgium, held from 18 to 23 October 2013. In focus were the DIWA Efficiency Package, Voith

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MARCOPOLO DELIVERS NEW BUS TO CATEDRAL TURISMO
(5 Oct 2013)
Two units will be used in the tour of singer Gustavo Lima

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EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT TRUST PUTS TRENTYRE EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT TRUST PUTS TRENTYRE AHEAD OF THE B-BBEE GAME.
(4 Oct 2013)
In a bold move towards empowerment and broad-based development, national tyre and service supplier Trentyre has put its money where its mouth is and made shareholders of all its non-managerial employees.

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OMNIA GROUP (PTY) LTD – OMNIA FERTILIZER AND HI5 INTEGRATED LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD WIN RESPONSIBLE CARE AWARDS
(4 Oct 2013)
Omnia Fertilizer and Hi5 Integrated Logistics (Pty) Ltd win Responsible Care Awards at the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association’s 75th Annual General Meeting

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HADLEY OPENS NEW FACILITY IN THE NETHERLANDS
(4 Oct 2013)
Hadley, a world leading solutions provider to the truck and transit industry, recently opened its European office in Moordrecht, Netherlands. Bob Dubsky, President of Hadley Global made the announcement today.

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INDUSTRY STRIKES SLOW VEHICLE SALES GROWTH
(4 Oct 2013)
Toyota South Africa Motors remains South Africa’s most popular vehicle manufacturer, despite suffering severe production losses due to the strike in the manufacturing industry and the current strike in the component manufacturing industry.

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ENGEN INVESTS IN NAMIBIA’S FUTURE WITH N$1 MILLION FOR NEW RURAL CLASSROOMS
(4 Oct 2013)
Engen, Namibia’s top fuel company, has donated N$1 million to build four new classrooms in the rural north of the country.

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GWM’S POPULAR H5 REFINED FOR 2014
(4 Oct 2013)
Ever since its introduction in 2011, GWM’s popular H5 SUV has earned itself the reputation of a rugged and practical go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle.

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WOOLWORTHS STAFF TRANSPORT PROJECT CREATES JOBS AND BOOSTS MORALE
(4 Oct 2013)
Johannesburg, 3 October 2013 - Reflecting the group’s commitment to empowerment and enterprise development, Imperial Logistics group companies Resolve and Imperial Fast ‘n Fresh have assisted client Woolworths to establish a new business for entrepre

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IMPLEMENTATION OF RTMS PROVIDING MANY BENEFITS TO VDS
(4 Oct 2013)
The decision in 2010 by the management of Vehicle Delivery Services (VDS), part of the OneLogix Group, to implement the self-regulatory Road Transport Management System (RTMS) is proving very beneficial for this highly-rated vehicle carrier which ope

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IMPRO LOGISTICS AND FBN TRANSPORT SIGN THE RESPONSIBLE CARE PUBLIC COMMITMENT
(2 Oct 2013)
Vijay Naicker, CEO of Impro Logistics and Koos Snyman, CEO of FBN Transport Logistics have become the latest members of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing their comp

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VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY SHORT TRADING MONTH AND SUPPLY CONSTRAINTS DURING SEPTEMBER
(2 Oct 2013)
New vehicle sales figures released by the Department of Trade and Industry today indicate a market that was impacted by a short selling month and reduced inventory in the wake of industrial action within the automotive sector. Total sales of 54281 ve

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I HAVE GOOD NEWS! IT SEEMS THAT THE FF PLUS HAS STOPPED THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE E-TOLL SYSTEM TO AT LEAST THE END OF NEXT YEAR.
(1 Oct 2013)
All that stood between the public and the e-toll was the E-Toll Bill that only needed the signature of the President.

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ONLY HALF OF ALL TRUCK DRIVERS USE THE SAFETY BELT
(1 Oct 2013)
The safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts. That is something that Volvo Trucks wants to change.

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INDESCRIBABLE THRILLS AT MERCEDES-BENZ SA CV STAND
(1 Oct 2013)
Come touch the future! The Mercedes-Benz SA Commercial Vehicles crew are set to outdo their own high standards in the excitement stakes, at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS), showcasing what their brands can do to take the cust

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FOREIGN DRIVERS: DRIVING LICENCES & PRDP
(30 Sep 2013)
Various comments and opinions have been made in the media regarding the validity of foreign driving licences and the requirement for a PrDP to drive in South Africa.

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CHRIS DE KOCK APPOINTED CEO OF WESBANK FROM 1 JANUARY 2014
(30 Sep 2013)
WesBank, South Africa’s leading asset-based financial solutions provider, has appointed Chris de Kock (45) as its new CEO in succession to Brian Riley, effective 1 January 2014.

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INDESCRIBABLE THRILLS AT MERCEDES-BENZ SA CV STAND
(27 Sep 2013)
Come touch the future! The Mercedes-Benz SA Commercial Vehicles crew are set to outdo their own high standards in the excitement stakes, at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS), showcasing what their brands can do to take the cust

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ARE BALLOONS OVER-INFLATED?
(27 Sep 2013)
The trouble with motor shows is that they are like sweetshops. Everything you see, you want. Visitors to the Johannesburg International Motor Show are no different. But it’s one thing to want; quite another thing to own.

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THE NEW VOLVO FMX IS SO EASY TO STEER THAT A HAMSTER CAN TAKE OVER THE WHEEL
(26 Sep 2013)
The film “The Hamster Stunt” has been a major success on Youtube and has been viewed more than 3.4 million times in just one week. It shows how the new Volvo FMX, equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering, is steered by a hamster on rough, twisting tracks

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LINDE RAISES THE BAR FOR HYDROGEN TRANSPORT EFFICIENCY
(26 Sep 2013)
Technology company The Linde Group has developed a new storage technology that will enable a much more efficient transport of larger amounts of hydrogen.

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GAUTRAIN, AND ITS INTERFACE WITH OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES
(25 Sep 2013)
October is transport month and the spotlight falls on the transport industry at the 2013 Johannesburg Truck and Bus Show where debate will revolve around transport and related issues.

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TRANSPORTING DANGEROUS GOODS – BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE AND ANY EVENTUALITY
(25 Sep 2013)
The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Workshop on Transporting dangerous goods - Be prepared for the future and any eventuality, was recently held in Johannesburg and Durban.

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AWARDS RECOGNISE IMPERIAL LOGISTICS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN DRIVING CLIENTS’ COMPETITIVENESS
(25 Sep 2013)
At last week’s 25th annual Logistics Achiever Awards, Imperial Logistics shared the spotlight with its clients as they collected kudos - in the form of one gold and three silver awards - for projects that are driving the competiveness of several of t

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NBCRFLI CONDEMNS FIELDS HILL CRASH
(25 Sep 2013)
The Board members of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) would like to express their strong condemnation of the Fields Hill truck accident in Pinetown which took place on 5 September 2013, claiming th

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DIGICORE ANNUAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE 2013
(25 Sep 2013)
Vehicle tracking, fleet management and insurance telematics company, JSE listed DigiCore Holdings Limited, grew its installed base by 89,228 systems in the financial year ended 30th June 2013.

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WIDEST CHOICE OF TYRE BRANDS FOR BUYERS AT TYREXPO AFRICA 2014
(23 Sep 2013)
African tyre buyers will have the widest choice of brands and fitments ever assembled at a single trade exhibition, when Tyrexpo Africa 2014 opens its doors for business in Johannesburg next March.

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MICHAEL BONEHAM JOINS SEWELLS GROUP EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT BOARD
(23 Sep 2013)
Sewells Group is proud to announce that Michael Boneham, a senior auto industry executive has joined their Executive Management Board on 16th Sept. 2013.

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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF REWARDING WORLD CLASS EXCELLENCE
(20 Sep 2013)
LAA has shown the evolution and strides made each year in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

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IN ANTICIPATION OF A NEW SOUTH AFRICAN LOCAL CONTENT PROGRAMME FOR TRUCKS AND BUSES
(20 Sep 2013)
On January 1st, 2013, the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), which was initiated by the South African Government in September, 1995 to improve the international competitiveness of the local vehicle manufacturing industry,

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MOTOR COMPANIES THE “POSTER BOYS” OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
(20 Sep 2013)
If any global industry can be said to have cleaned up its act in recent years, it is surely the automotive industry. Independent market research shows that motor companies have become the “poster boys” of the international environmental movement.

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DFSK COMMERCIAL VEHICLES GET EUROPEAN GO-AHEAD
(20 Sep 2013)
Affordable light commercial vehicles already present in South Africa, have cracked the stringent quality control in Europe after DFSK started distributing there.

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HYUNDAI HOSTS DRIVER TRAINING FOR COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS IN SA
(18 Sep 2013)
Hyundai Automotive South Africa recently hosted the first round of driver training for 20 of its commercial vehicle customers as part of a programme aimed at improving the skills of commercial vehicle drivers and increasing the lifespan of customers’

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MARCOPOLO AUSTRALIA BEGINS OPERATION TO MARKET INTERNATIONAL BRAND OF BUSES IN AUSTRALIA
(17 Sep 2013)
Goal is to introduce products with the technology of a global leader into the Australian bus market

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WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THERE’S MORE TO MIDAS – 30 YEARS ON?
(17 Sep 2013)
Leading parts, accessories and lifestyle equipment stores celebrate three decades in business

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IVECO DAILY 4X4 COMPLETES GRUELLING SOUTHERN AFRICA ROAD SAFETY TOUR
(16 Sep 2013)
The importance of road safety in Southern Africa has been raised by Iveco, after the company sponsored a team of expert travellers that recently completed a tour across six Southern African countries in two of the company's Daily 4x4 vehicles.

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SECRET
(13 Sep 2013)
The secret of the fuel management technology used in the Dakar Rally's winning trucks is coming to South Africa. Omnicomm, the Russian company whose intelligent fuel sensors are used in the world-beating Kamaz trucks has set its sights on the Republi

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GABRIEL AND LOMBARD TYRES HOST DRIVING SAFETY CLINIC FOR WOMEN
(12 Sep 2013)
Gabriel, the shock absorber brand of Control Instruments-Automotive, in partnership with Lombard Tyres Key West branch in Krugersdorp, hosted a clinic for women covering all aspects of road and vehicle safety.

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REVERTING TO PRE-CRISIS GROWTH STRATEGIES IS NEITHER POSSIBLE NOR DESIRABLE, UNCTAD REPORT STATES
(12 Sep 2013)
Adjusting to structural shifts in the world economy makes far-reaching policy changes necessary

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NISSAN LAUNCHES FLAGSHIP HOUSING PROJECT
(12 Sep 2013)
I’m so happy I don’t know what to say, I’d given up on having my own house. If not for Nissan I’d still be suffering now.”

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IMPERIAL BULKS UP WITH A STAKE IN KWS CARRIERS
(12 Sep 2013)
Supply chain and logistics group Imperial Logistics has acquired a 60% stake in bulk transporter KWS Carriers.

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CURRENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT HIGHLIGHTS INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF FLEET MANAGEMENT FOR SMES
(12 Sep 2013)
The current economic environment is making it increasingly important for SMEs to have access to a viable and cost-effective fleet management system. Sharply rising fuel costs and a weaker Rand are both contributing to increasing mobility costs for co

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SAAFF CONGRESS 2013 PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO FORWARDING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN SHIFTING AND VOLATILE ECONOMY
(10 Sep 2013)
The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) will host its fifth annual congress, supported by platinum sponsor, the Lombard Insurance Group from 8-9 October 2013 at the Hilton, Sandton.

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VOLVO TRUCKS' NEW FH LIFTS THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE COMTRANS COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW IN MOSCOW
(10 Sep 2013)
Volvo Trucks' New FH has been elected International Truck of the Year 2014 by a group of 25 senior commercial vehicle journalists, representing 25 magazines throughout Europe with a total readership of more than 700,000 transport operators. The prest

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GLOBAL LAUNCH OF NEW UD TRUCKS PRODUCT RANGE
(9 Sep 2013)
The UD Trucks Corporation of Japan has recently held the global launch of the company’s all-new extra heavy truck range, the Quester, in Thailand.

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BEYERSKLOOF WINES FOR MOZAMBIQUE
(9 Sep 2013)
A contract to distribute Beyerskloof wines into Mozambique has been secured by Imperial Logistics group company CIC Holdings.

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RECORD DISBURSEMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
(9 Sep 2013)
In pursuit of sustainable and inclusive industrial development, the IDC announced that it had disbursed a record R16bn into the economy in the 2012/2013 financial year. In addition to this achievement, the corporation sustained its funding approvals

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HINO DEVELOPS STRATEGY TO BOOST GLOBAL PRODUCTION
(9 Sep 2013)
Hino Motors, Japan’s leading truck and bus manufacturer, is increasing the pace in terms of setting up global production systems to grow its volume.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA SHOWS INTEREST IN FUEL CELL STACK FROM POWERCELL
(9 Sep 2013)
Energy technology company PowerCell’s innovative S1 fuel cell stack was examined by President Barack Obama during his recent state visit to Sweden.

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NJP TRANSPORT ADDS 15 DAF CF85 TRUCKS TO ITS STABLE
(6 Sep 2013)
Bethel-based NJP Transport recently purchased 15 additional DAF CF85 trucks from Babcock, the sole importer and distributor of DAF trucks in the Southern African market.

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HINO WILL FEATURE IMPORTANT NEW MODELS AT JOHANNESBURG TRUCK & BUS SHOW
(6 Sep 2013)
Hino will highlight several new models and derivatives in its comprehensive display at the Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show to be held at the Expo Centre next month.

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DHL INVESTS IN NEW GATEWAY FACILITY AT CT INTERNATIONAL
(5 Sep 2013)
: In order to cater for a growing local and global customer base, DHL Express South Africa, a market leader in the logistics industry, has opened a new gateway facility - a fixed base for cargo and freight handling - at Cape Town International Airpor

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KUDOS FOR RESOLVE IN SUPPLY CHAIN GAME
(4 Sep 2013)
Best-selling novelist and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon described business as a game, played for fantastic stakes, adding: “If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game

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LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DRIVE AUGUST VEHICLE SALES
(4 Sep 2013)
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was the only vehicle manufacturer to break through the 10 000 vehicle sales barrier in a busy August sales month.

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STRONG PASSENGER CAR DEMAND, FRUSTRATING LCV SALES
(4 Sep 2013)
- Nissan South Africa experienced its best passenger car sales results since February, retailing 1 892 Nissan and Infiniti-badged vehicles in August, with a grand total of 4 248 making it a good month all round.

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TRUCK SALES BUOYANT DESPITE ONGOING AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY STRIKE
(4 Sep 2013)
Despite continuing industrial action in the local automotive sector, year-to-date truck sales continued to climb by a noteworthy 10.2%, to 20 500 units during August. Year-on-year sales results for August also show a 26.9% increase on sales, reachin

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WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THERE’S MORE TO MIDAS – 30 YEARS ON?
(4 Sep 2013)
Leading parts, accessories and lifestyle equipment stores celebrate three decades in business

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LIGHT DUTY AND LIVE PICKING DRIVE EFFICIENCY AT AUTOMOTIVE HARNESS WAREHOUSE
(3 Sep 2013)
APC Storage Solutions SA has installed light duty and dynamic live picking at a leading automotive harness company’s warehouse facility in Brits and Gabarone, to help achieve maximum storage efficiency and shorter picking times.

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ONLY HALF OF ALL TRUCK DRIVERS USE THE SAFETY BELT
(3 Sep 2013)
The safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts. That is something that Volvo Trucks wants to change.

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FORD SOUTH AFRICA SALES RISE 67% IN AUGUST AS ECOSPORT LAUNCHED
(3 Sep 2013)
Ford sales continued to grow rapidly in August. Strong sales of the versatile Ranger and the all-new EcoSport urban SUV pushed total retail sales up 67% from a year earlier to 5,433 units.

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VEHICLE SALES DIP AFTER PROLONGED PERIOD OF GROWTH
(3 Sep 2013)
New vehicle sales released by the Department of Trade and Industry today show a marginal decline in sales of 158 units (0,3%) reported through the official channel over August 2012.

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AMAZING PERFORMANCE BY HINO RACING TRUCK IN RALLY MONGOLIA
(3 Sep 2013)
Hino Team Sugawara put up by far its best performance in the annual Rally Mongolia off-road race which the team traditionally uses as an important part of its development programme for the following year’s Dakar Rally.

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ENGEN BRINGS CUTTING-EDGE QUICKSHOP CONVENIENCE TO AFRICA
(2 Sep 2013)
Engen, the oil company of choice in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, is driving a major change in the fuel market landscape by introducing cutting-edge convenience shopping in its fast-growing service station network in the region.

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REGENT MAKES SMART USE OF TELEMATICS TO ENHANCE FLEET MANAGEMENT
(2 Sep 2013)
Regent Insurance has launched Regent Risk Solutions, a system that integrates with the telematics systems of commercial fleet operators to transform data into intelligence that can be used to assist with route planning, scheduled stops, speed managem

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RFI INTRODUCES PIEZO INJECTOR TESTING, REPORTING AND REPAIRS
(2 Sep 2013)
Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI), a subsidiary of Metric Automotive Engineering, is the only local company to offer a state-of-the-art Piezo injector test, report and repair facility for Bosch and Delphi fuel systems, for which RFI is an approved a

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RFI INTRODUCES PIEZO INJECTOR TESTING, REPORTING AND REPAIRS
(2 Sep 2013)
Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI), a subsidiary of Metric Automotive Engineering, is the only local company to offer a state-of-the-art Piezo injector test, report and repair facility for Bosch and Delphi fuel systems, for which RFI is an approved a

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CONTINENTAL SPONSORS INNOVATIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS
(1 Sep 2013)
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is taking its community involvement and corporate social responsibility initiatives to new heights with its sponsorship of the innovative Move It, Moving Matters project.

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ROBOR CONTRIBUTES TO SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE EASTERN CAPE
(12 Aug 2013)
South Africa is at work building new schools, power stations, water pipelines, roads and various other infrastructure projects – and Robor is part of it.

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