GMSA EMPOWERS SMALL RECYCLING BUSINESSES
(21 Jul 2014)
The reduce-reuse-recycle mantra is good business practice, not only in terms of minimising environmental impacts of large manufacturing operations, but also for the opportunities it presents for small business growth, job creation and community uplif

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FORD RANGER DERIVATIVE TOUGHER THAN EVER
(21 Jul 2014)
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) today introduced a mine-hardened version of its popular Ranger to the local market. The new variant - the Ranger XL-Plus - is a new entry-level proposition into the line-up while offering a new dimension

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ONLINE TRANSACTION AUTHORISATION CLOCKS UP RECORD SAVINGS FOR FLEET MANAGERS
(16 Jul 2014)
Standard Bank Fleet Management's transaction authorisation system is geared to save fleet managers another record amount this year

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HINO TO RACE IN MONGOLIA AGAIN IN PREPARATION FOR DAKAR RALLY 2015
(16 Jul 2014)
Hino Team Sugawara will again compete in the gruelling, eight-day Rally Mongolia as it prepares its racing truck for the 2015 Dakar Rally in South America. This will be the 20th running of Rally Mongolia, which includes stages in the Gobi Desert, and

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4,000 VOITH DIWA AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS IN THE MAIN HOST CITIES OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2014
(16 Jul 2014)
In preparation of the Soccer World Cup 2014, Brazil has substantially expanded its public transport systems. With over 4,000 DIWA automatic transmissions in the main host cities, Voith was able to establish itself as a reliable partner of the differ

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WABCO S TRANSICS SECURES KEY SAUDI DEAL
(14 Jul 2014)
Wabco Holdings fleet management solutions company Transics International has signed what it describes as a ground-breaking contract with Saudi-Arabia based Almarai, one of the world’s largest dairy companies.

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VOLKSWAGEN EXTENDS ITS RHINO PROTECTION PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WILDERNESS FOUNDATION
(11 Jul 2014)
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended its rhino protection partnership with the Wilderness Foundation for another year with the sponsorship of six new Amarok double cabs.

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HIJACKINGS ARE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS OF MANY ROAD FREIGHT OPERATORS.
(10 Jul 2014)
To assist members, the RFA has introduced a Hijacking Whistleblower Hotline.

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C15 INDUSTRIAL SPEC CYLINDER KITS AVAILABLE LOCALLY
(10 Jul 2014)
IPD’s cylinder kits and components for C15 industrial specification engines are now available from official southern African distributor Metric Automotive Engineering.

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LOGISTICS OPERATORS SUSTAIN DEMAND FOR LARGE INDUSTRIAL SPACE
(10 Jul 2014)
While the manufacturing sector in South Africa remains under pressure, logistics operators are among those who continue to demonstrate a strong demand for large industrial space in key nodes which are central to their operations.

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AFRICA IS LOSING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TRADE DUE TO A LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION – WORLD BANK
(9 Jul 2014)
Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters gave the official opening address at this year’s Southern African Transport Conference, currently underway at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria from 7-10 July, 2014.

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UTILISING TRANSPORT TO REVITALISE MTHATHA – A CASE STUDY
(9 Jul 2014)
Mthatha is a regular, rural town located in the OR Tambo District Municipality (ORTDM) – a district nationally designated as a poverty node requiring drastic development interventions to change its fortunes. Its sphere of influence is geographically

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ONELOGIX GROUP PRAISES QUALITY OF DAF TRUCKS, SALES AND SERVICE LEVELS
(7 Jul 2014)
OneLogix are delighted with the quality and performance of the DAF trucks we’ve purchased, as well as the high levels of aftersales service provided by Babcock,” says Ian Lourens, Chief Executive Officer of OneLogix Group Ltd, a niche logistics provi

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BLT - CAPACITY - 4 X 2 - TRUCKS
(4 Jul 2014)
Included in the range of Capacity trucks from BLT SA, are 4 x 2 models, designed for enhanced performance, increased safety and minimal maintenance requirements.

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ENGEN LAUNCHES GENGEAR XEP INDUSTRIAL GEARBOX OILS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE
(4 Jul 2014)
Engen Petroleum, a leading provider of industrial lubricants, is bringing high performance under extreme conditions to industrial gearboxes with the recent launch of Gengear XEP series.

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WESTERN STAR AND FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS STAR IN LATEST TRANSFORMERS MOVIE
(1 Jul 2014)
Johannesburg/ Already a well-known and powerful sight on the roads of South Africa, when a Western Star and Freightliner from the Daimler Trucks stable of brands make their presence felt in Hollywood blockbuster style, they set the screen alight.

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WABCO UNIVERSITY GRADUATES 100,000TH PARTICIPANT; MARKS NEW MILESTONE AS PROVIDER OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS FOR THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INDUST
(1 Jul 2014)
BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 1, 2014 - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the company’s professional training organization, WABCO University, recently

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UD BUSES FOR INDIA AND OTHER GROWTH MARKETS
(1 Jul 2014)
The Volvo Group takes an important strategic step with the introduction of a UD bus range developed specifically for growth markets. It was announced recently at a press meeting in Bangalore, India. UD buses will be first launched in India. Additiona

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SANRAL EXTENDS SAFETY INITIATIVE TO ROAD FREIGHT INDUSTRY
(27 Jun 2014)
SANRAL has extended its ChekiCoast Road Safety programme with an initiative targeted at long distance drivers of heavy vehicles - one of the most at risk category of drivers in South Africa. A team from SANRAL visited the Mooi River Toll Plaza, one o

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LOGISTICS 2.0 – AUGMENTED REALITY TRANSFORMS LOGISTICS PROCESSES
(26 Jun 2014)
DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, has issued a new study on Augmented Reality in logistics, focusing on possible applications of this emerging trend in the different stages of the supply chain.

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THE ROAD FREIGHT ASSOCIATION
(26 Jun 2014)
Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (CBRTA) & Minister of Transport: Permit Fees and Regulations

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CNH INDUSTRIAL ANNOUNCES NOTES OFFERING
(26 Jun 2014)
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, plans to offer new notes, subject to market conditions.

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THE ROAD FREIGHT ASSOCIATION
(25 Jun 2014)
Cross-Border Road Transport Act of 1998,

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WABCO
(25 Jun 2014)
Enoch Silcock is appointed MD

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ANOTHER TRANSPORT COMPANY SIGNS THE RESPONSIBLE CARE COMMITMENT
(25 Jun 2014)
Avcres Transport cc has become the latest signatory of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Responsible Care (RC) initiative, thereby committing to implement the guiding principles of this initiative of the chemical industry.

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CUMMINS ROAD SHOWS PROVE TO BE AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
(24 Jun 2014)
The South African division of Cummins successfully completed a nationwide road show in March 2014 to consolidate its reputation for being recognised as a global leader in the manufacture, sales and servicing of diesel engines and related technology

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EPIC TRIUMPH FOR VOLVO TRUCKS’ CAMPAIGN AT CANNES LIONS
(24 Jun 2014)
Volvo Trucks Live Test campaign and The Epic Split picked up top prizes at the ‘world cup of advertising’ in Cannes. In all, the campaign – demonstrating innovations of the new truck range – received 20 awards, including eight gold prizes and two pr

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CTRACK SPONSORS THE INAUGURAL TRUCKX CONFERENCE & FLEET AWARDS
(24 Jun 2014)
Ctrack, a global fleet and vehicle tracking company is proud to announce their sponsorship of the first inaugural TruckX Conference & Fleet Awards, set to take place on August 19th 2014. A first for South Africa, the conference and awards will recogn

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HYTEC RETAINS ITS ELITE SERVICE CENTRE OF COMPETENCE STATUS
(24 Jun 2014)
Hytec’s hydraulic Service Centre in Johannesburg, which services mobile and industrial hydraulic systems and components, was re-awarded Bosch Rexroth’s stringent competency accreditation in early 2014 as a Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of Co

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QHUBEKA MECHANIC TRAINING GIVEN A BOOST BY IVECO
(20 Jun 2014)
IVECO South Africa has donated two brand new Daily panel vans to Qhubeka, which will be used to help Qhubeka with bicycle mechanic training in the communities in which it operates.

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IS YOUR FLEET OPTIMISED TO MANAGE THE CHANGING CARBON EMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS?
(19 Jun 2014)
MiX Telematics sheds light on a key issue coming out of the recent RFA conference

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NISSAN AWARDED ITAS HONOURS FOR NV350 IMPENDULO TAXI
(19 Jun 2014)
ROSSLYN, South Africa (19 June 2014) - The new Nissan NV350 Impendulo taxi, introduced to the South African market in February 2014, has received its first major accolade in the local taxi industry.

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ERMELO VOLKSWAGEN IS THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALER OF THE YEAR
(18 Jun 2014)
Ermelo Volkswagen was named as the best dealership in Volkswagen South Africa’s dealership network in 2013.

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PREPARING THE ALL-NEW FORD TRANSIT FOR A DECADE OF HARD LABOUR
(17 Jun 2014)
• Ford subjects the all-new Transit to its most intensive testing regime to simulate the toughest possible 10-year working life in just six months

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CNH INDUSTRIAL IS THE MAIN SPONSOR OF THE ‘DINNER WITH AFRICA’ PROJECT BY THE VENICE HUB OF THE GLOBAL SHAPERS COMMUNITY
(17 Jun 2014)
During the event, the Group presented its TechPro2 initiative, an innovative training programme that unites education with the professional trade.

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MAINTAIN FUEL ADDITIVES - MAINTAIN DIESEL EFFECT
(13 Jun 2014)
Fuchs Lubricants has developed a new range of MAINTAIN workshop and service-coolant additives, brake fluids and fuel additives.

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HINO ALREADY PREPARING FOR 2015 DAKAR RALLY
(12 Jun 2014)
Hino, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, has already started its preparations for the 2015 Dakar Rally. The company is once again teaming up with Team Sugawara to enter two, four-wheel drive Hino 500-Series trucks in the event which will take p

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REDUCING FLEET COSTS – A MAJOR CHALLENGE
(12 Jun 2014)
Reducing overall fleet costs has become the major challenge facing fleet managers, and this has come at a time when fuel prices have risen by an average of 13% per annum over the past 10 years.

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NEW 450HP QUON ADDED TO UD TRUCKS LINE-UP
(11 Jun 2014)
Continuing its drive to expand its product range to suit local fleet owner’s exacting requirements, UD Trucks Southern Africa has introduced the new Quon GW26 450 6x4 truck-tractor to compete in the popular 440 to 460hp extra heavy commercial vehicle

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BARLOWORLD TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS BUYS 215 MAN TRUCKS
(7 Jun 2014)
On February 13th 2014, Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) and its sub-sidiary, Manline, signed a deal with MAN Truck & Bus South Africa for the supply of 215 MAN TGS 26.440 6x4 truck tractors to be introduced into the BWTS and Manline fleets over

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VOLVO TRUCKS SA DELIVERS FIRST UNITS OF NEW RANGE
(6 Jun 2014)
Volvo Trucks Southern Africa proudly delivered the first regional units of its new range of trucks to customers in South Africa.

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TRUCK MARKET HOLDING ITS HEAD HIGH DESPITE TOUGH TRADING CONDITIONS
(6 Jun 2014)
The local commercial vehicle industry managed to deliver positive month-on-month sales results during May, even amidst challenging market and macroeconomic conditions.

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FF PLUS WILL ACT AGAINST MINISTER AND SANRAL IF ROAD USERS ARE PROSECUTED FOR E-TOLLS
(6 Jun 2014)
The latest threat by Jamie Surkont, chief executive officer of the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), that road users can be prosecuted for non-payment of their e-toll accounts, is in direct opposition to what the minister of Transport had said about

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THE ROAD FREIGHT ASSOCIATION
(6 Jun 2014)
N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) ready for any eventuality as cold front moves in and possibility of snow in Van Reenen’s Pass increases

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RAPIDLY CHANGING TRENDS ARE ALTERING THE LOGISTICS LANDSCAPE
(6 Jun 2014)
An increasing number of manufacturers and other suppliers are shipping consolidated container loads of products from point of origin into SA. They then use a local logistics company to break the shipment down into individual orders and deliver them

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HINO CHAIRMAN RECOGNISES IMPORTANCE OF AFRICA FOR FUTURE GROWTH
(5 Jun 2014)
Africa and particularly South Africa are important markets for Hino in its quest for increased growth in its truck sales worldwide.

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INVESTMENT IN NEW ASSEMBLY PLANT CONFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF HINO TRUCKS TO TOYOTA SA
(5 Jun 2014)
The investment of R55-million in a new truck plant for Hino trucks on Toyota SA’s extensive manufacturing site in Prospecton, near Durban, is confirmation of the importance of these large commercial vehicles to the country’s leading motor manufacture

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CHEVROLET UTILITY AND ISUZU KB LEAD GMSA SALES CHARGE IN MAY
(4 Jun 2014)
The locally assembled Chevrolet Utility and Isuzu KB continue to show a strong presence in the local Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market. In May 2014 the 6th Generation Isuzu KB had the best sales month of the year and was the bestselling General M

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LEAD ACID BATTERIES – A RECYCLING SUCCESS STORY
(4 Jun 2014)
When you think of the most commonly recycled products in the world, things like cans, glass and newspaper might spring to mind. However, it is a little known fact that something as seemingly unrecyclable as a lead acid battery is actually among the m

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ADDING VALUE TO NON-MOTORISED ASSET MONITORING AND TRACKING
(4 Jun 2014)
Valuable non-motorised onsite assets can be fully monitored by the QIC-T12 trailer tracking solution developed by leading asset management solutions provider QCIC, in order to eliminate the risk of theft and to effectively optimise usage and performa

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HENEWAYS FREIGHT SERVICES (PTY) LTD SIGNS THE RESPONSIBLE CARE PUBLIC COMMITMENT
(4 Jun 2014)
Heneways Freight Services (Pty) Ltd has become the latest member of the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing its guiding principles.

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MIX TELEMATICS FULL FISCAL YEAR 2014 EARNINGS RESULTS
(4 Jun 2014)
MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE: MIXT and JSE: MIX), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, will, on Thursday 5 of June 2014, announce its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2014 earnings results.

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VOLVO TRUCKS BOOSTS SAFETY ON SLIPPERY WINTER ROADS
(2 Jun 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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VOLKSWAGEN PRODUCES ITS 2 MILLIONTH ENGINE
(2 Jun 2014)
Volkswagen Group South Africa's 500 000th EA111 engine rolled off the Engine Plant production line on Friday, 30 May 2014 marking the 2 millionth engine produced.

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COOL UNDER PRESSURE
(2 Jun 2014)
An innovative new seal design from a completely new material provides a solution for hydraulic sealing applications that are subject to increasingly higher pressures.

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UD TRUCKS INTRODUCES FULL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ON POPULAR UD 90 MODEL
(29 May 2014)
UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the introduction of a new UD90 ATM model to its already comprehensive product line-up.

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RENEWABLES AND MINING SUMMIT: SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG - 23-24 JUNE 2014
(28 May 2014)
With just over a month to go, the Renewables and Mining Summit is gaining momentum with over 30 mining energy decision-makers now confirmed to participate in this groundbreaking event.

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IVECO AIMS TO UNIFY WITH THE RELEASE OF THE NEW DAILY SISONKE
(28 May 2014)
Iveco South Africa is launching its brand new taxi minibus in markets across South Africa. The new model has a new shape and new features such as DRL (Daytime Driving Lights), Controlled Steering and Blue & Me hands free kit.

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SOARING VEHICLE MAINTENANCE COSTS NEARING NEW VEHICLE INSTALMENT LEVELS
(28 May 2014)
With vehicle owners already feeling the pinch of higher expenses due to the rising cost of fuel, coupled with interest rate hikes, the focus should now be on managing less obvious maintenance costs that slowly add up and eat away on monthly income

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JOST WORLD AT TIP-EX14
(28 May 2014)
The JOST World brands – JOST, EDBRO, ROCKINGER and TRIDEC – will be showcasing themselves with lots of innovations and tried-and-tested products specifically for tipper vehicles at Tip-ex14 in Harrogate, UK, from 29th to 31st May 2014.

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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS, WEB SHOP AND CO.: INNOTRANS 2014 OFFERS A RANGE OF SERVICES TO HELP YOU PREPARE YOUR VISIT
(27 May 2014)
Good preparations go a long way to ensuring your success at the fair.

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LED LIGHTS SUITABLE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
(22 May 2014)
Control Instruments-Automotive, the sole supplier of the VisionX range of LED lights for Southern Africa, has extended its LED lighting range to now include over 750 models.

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JOST FIFTH WHEEL COUPLINGS NOW STANDARD AT FREIGHTLINER
(21 May 2014)
In the USA, the market leader Freightliner has decided to use JOST fifth wheel couplings as standard for their semi-trailer trucks. Daimler Trucks North America and JOST signed the agreement last week.

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NISSAN NP200 NOW EVEN MORE LOADED
(20 May 2014)
- Nissan's popular NP200 half-ton bakkie is now available in an exciting new limited edition. The locally-built and developed Nissan NP200 LOADED features a host of value-adding enhancements and special additions, and will be available in a productio

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VIX-QUESTEK
(20 May 2014)
Appoints a new Chief Executive Officer

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POLICY CHANGE NEEDED TO ENSURE GOOD ROADS IN ALL PROVINCES
(20 May 2014)
While major headway has been made in developing infrastructure in South Africa, the country’s roads require urgent attention. This was recently highlighted when heavy rainfall in some provinces caused havoc on several road networks.

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SINGEX-ECI TO SPONSOR NEW NTDA MARKETING INITIATIVE AWARD
(19 May 2014)
SingEx-ECI, the owner and organiser of Brityrex International, has confirmed that it is to sponsor a new award at this year’s NTDA Tyre Industry Awards.

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MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA (MBSA) AFTER 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY
(15 May 2014)
Full suite of mobility solutions from extended MBSA value chain, for the discerning motorist

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JRA LAUNCHES FIND & FIX APP TO ASSIST ROAD USERS
(15 May 2014)
The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) is today officially launching its Find & Fix mobile app.

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LOADSMART PROVIDES A PROFITABLE SOLUTION TO MANAGING SHIPMENTS AND TRANSPORT NEEDS
(14 May 2014)
LoadSmart, a website-based networking platform developed by PROSADC in cooperation with GMLS South Africa that deals with the needs of southern Africa’s freight transportation industry, provides a more lucrative solution to managing shipment and tran

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MANY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS HIT TRUCK INDUSTRY HARD DURING APRIL
(14 May 2014)
April was an overall disappointing sales month for the local truck industry.

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METRIC AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING RELEASES NEW IPD COVER PART NUMBERS
(14 May 2014)
Metric Automotive Engineering, the local distributor of IPD engine parts, is releasing new cover part numbers on a monthly basis for the smaller generation Caterpillar® C7, C9 and C12 engines. IPD is a leading aftermarket provider of engine component

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STRATEGIC APPOINTMENTS SET TO STRENGTHEN CONTINENTAL TYRE OFFERING
(14 May 2014)
New team members at CTSA set to bolster company profile in market place.

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MERCEDES-BENZ TRUCKS OFFERS CHARTERWAY® WITH TELLIGENT® MAINTENANCE ON ALL ACTROS MODELS
(14 May 2014)
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has increased its value offering on all Actros models sold with a CharterWay® contract to include a new maintenance package utilising the Telligent® Maintenance System.

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AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN CONTINENTAL TYRE SOUTH AFRICA (CTSA) AND THE NATIONAL UNION OF METALWORKERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (NUMSA)
(13 May 2014)
Friday, May 9, 2014, an agreement was reached between CTSA and striking Numsa members which saw the full workforce returning to operation at 06:00 on 10 May 2014.

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STEEL INDUSTRY RELATED APP LAUNCHED
(12 May 2014)
Robor is proud and excited to be the first South African steel, tube and pipe manufacturer to announce the launch of an industry related “app” compatible with Android and iOS smartphones.

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING A KEY FOR SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SAYS MICHELIN TRAINING CENTRE
(6 May 2014)
One of the tyre industry’s leading training providers is returning to Brityrex International 2014 to promote the powerful message that well-trained staff play a vital role in the commercial success and development of any business.

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HAZQUIP (PTY) LTD DECLARES ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE RESPONSIBLE CARE INITIATIVE
(6 May 2014)
HAZQUIP (Pty) Ltd publically declared its participation in the Responsible Care (RC) initiative during the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) Process Safety Management Workshop in Johannesburg recently, by signing the RC Public Commitme

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STRALIS NATURAL POWER EURO VI: A CHAMPION IN BOTH EVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CUSTOMER PROFITABILITY.
(6 May 2014)
The first units of Stralis Natural Power Euro VI, the new heavy range of natural gas-powered vehicles launched by Iveco, have already been deployed to European customers.

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SUPER GROUP REVVED FOR RIDERS AT 10TH EDITION OF SANI2C
(5 May 2014)
PIETERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, With less than two weeks to go until the Nedbank Sani2C, Super Group is revving up to be the logistics company that makes things happen behind the scenes at the world’s biggest full-service mountain bike stage race.

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STRIKE ACTION AT CONTINENTAL TYRE SOUTH AFRICA
(3 May 2014)
Commenting on recent strike action, Dieter Horni, Managing Director of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), said:

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CNH INDUSTRIAL CONTRIBUTION TO PHILLIPPINES RELIEF EFFORTS CONTINUES
(2 May 2014)
The contrustion equipment and tractors provided by CNH Industrial to the Untited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for relief operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines have been at work since December. The Machinery is cont

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WITH THE EXPANSION OF CITIES AND ROADS IN AFRICA, THE GARMIN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS BECOME A VALUABLE TOOL IN NAVIGATING THE STREETS
(30 Apr 2014)
Garmin, the Global Leader in GPS Satellite Technology, is calling on business partners in West Africa

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FAST, ACCURATE, INTUITIVE ALCOHOL TESTING FOR THE WORKPLACE – THE NEW LION ALCOBLOW RAPIDTEST FROM ALCO-SAFE
(30 Apr 2014)
Alcohol consumption or intoxication in the workplace can be a major source of liability for organisations in many industries. However, testing every employee as they enter the workplace is a time-consuming process that is often the source of dissenti

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INTERNATIONAL TRUCK REMAINS FOCUSED ON PARTS AND SERVICE SUPPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA
(30 Apr 2014)
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today announced its NC2 South Africa operation continues to focus on parts and service support for its International® trucks in South Africa.

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DHL EXPRESS OPENS NEW AFRICAN FLAGSHIP STATION IN DURBAN
(29 Apr 2014)
: DHL Express, a market leader in the international express and logistics industry, has seen significant trade growth in the Kwazulu-Natal region over the last five years, resulting in the company further investing in the area and opening a new Durba

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FIRST NATIONAL BATTERY LEADS THE WAY IN BATTERY FORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(25 Apr 2014)
Leading manufacturer and distributor of lead acid batteries in South Africa, First National Battery, has introduced new acid recirculation technology for the formation of automotive and traction batteries at its East London and Benoni factories.

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VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK READY FOR THE 10TH SPIRIT OF AFRICA COMPETITION
(23 Apr 2014)
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles enters its fifth year of sponsorship of the Spirit of Africa Trophy with the supply of 23 Amarok Double Cabs. The sponsorship also includes R100 000 prize money for the top three finishers.

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MAJOR RESTRUCTURING AT HINO SA
(23 Apr 2014)
There has been a major restructuring in the senior management of Hino South Africa in line with Toyota Motor Corporation’s global policy of staff rotation among its senior management.

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MAJOR RESTRUCTURING AT HINO SA
(23 Apr 2014)
There has been a major restructuring in the senior management of Hino South Africa in line with Toyota Motor Corporation's global policy of staff rotation among its senior management.

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BALDWIN FILTERS IS ON THE MOVE
(23 Apr 2014)
Baldwin Filters has recently relocated and upgraded its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Cape Town

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BALDWIN FILTERS IS ON THE MOVE
(22 Apr 2014)
Baldwin Filters has recently relocated and upgraded its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Cape Town.

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GROWTH OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR IN AFRICA PROVIDES A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, SAYS DHL
(22 Apr 2014)
DHL are seeing robust growth from their financial services customers in Africa and while the banking sector continues to play a significant role in economic development for the continent, the sector also fueled DHL’s expansion into Africa

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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