Month: November 2017

Mercedes-Benz Citaro fully‑electric city bus: Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH is the first customer

Mercedes-Benz Citaro fully‑electric city bus: Rhein‑Neckar‑Verkehr GmbH is the first customer

Memorandum of understanding signed for the delivery of Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses with fully‑electric drive First vehicles to be delivered at the end of 2018 Practical operation in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region, in direct proximity to the Mannheim location Findings from customer trials have been adopted into the further development […]

Daylight+: Biologically effective light improves the alertness of truck drivers and enhances safety

Daylight+: Biologically effective light improves the alertness of truck drivers and enhances safety

Research team at Daimler AG investigated the effects of additional light on the mental perception and performance of truck drivers Objective and subjective improvement of well-being and concentration Daylight+ represents a further step towards enhancing road safety They spend days or even weeks in their truck. Most of the time, long-distance […]

Skilled drivers deliver outstanding performance

Skilled drivers deliver outstanding performance

Driver of the Year initiative contributes to skills development, safety and cost saving within the transport industry The South African economy relies heavily on the transport industry to enable growth and satisfy national demand for goods, with approximately 80% of all freight transported done so on our national roads. Locally, […]

Millionaire Businessman found in possession of reportedly stolen truck

Millionaire Businessman found in possession of reportedly stolen truck

A 63 year old Umhlanga Ridge resident was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after he was found in possession of a stolen truck this morning (Thursday). RUSA received information yesterday that a Mercedes Benz tip truck that was stolen from Mtubatuba, north of Durban, was being towed […]

Financing your fleet does not have to be a logistical nightmare

Financing your fleet does not have to be a logistical nightmare

Logistics company owners know that operational costs can be exorbitant, not only the day-to-day running of the company but also the costs of acquiring new vehicles to supplement and build your fleet. This can be a highly stressful undertaking, but it is not impossible. And with the right preparation and […]

Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Electric vans from Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive. This will start with the mid-size eVito, which is now available to order in Germany, with deliveries commencing in the second half of 2018. Further model ranges will follow, starting in 2019. The leading van manufacturer […]

Kempston Truck Hire and FUSO Trucks celebrate a milestone in 2017

Kempston Truck Hire and FUSO Trucks celebrate a milestone in 2017

For almost 45 years, Kempston Truck Hire has been regarded as one of South Africa’s most successful vehicle hire businesses, due to its long-standing commitment of offering customers tailor-made solutions. The company’s progression is also attributable to its robust fleet, of which FUSO Trucks plays a vital role. Based in […]