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GIRL POWER: Determined to make their mark in a man’s world are, from left, Nonhlanhla Ngubane, Lindiwe Myakayaka and Patricia Mbambo, supported by their driver trainer, Nduna Chari

Female learner truck drivers raring to go

August 08, 2016: Gender imbalance and issues of diversity and inclusion in the commercial transport industry are gradually being addressed as more women get behind the wheel. Leading transport company, Barloworld Transport, is doing pioneering work in the field of training and development for women in a once traditionally male-dominated […]

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Mercedes-Benz is presenting the first fully electric truck for heavy distribution operations

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck enables fully electric transport for the first time ever with an admissible total weight of 26 tonnes Ranges of up to 200 kilometres, load capacity comparable with diesel drive Series production for urban short-radius distribution conceivable at the beginning of the next decade Fuso Canter E-Cell: fully […]

Adventure Tours Company switches to Hino Trucks

Adventure Tours Company switches to Hino Trucks

Nomad Africa Adventure Tours, one of the leading operators providing this service in sub-Saharan Africa, has bought 25 Hino 500-Series 1626 trucks as replacements for 20 trucks in its fleet of 47 vehicles. These are the first Hino trucks bought by Nomad with the decision to switch to the leading […]

Ernie Trautmann, Vice President of Hino SA, received the NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Gold Award for commercial vehicles on behalf of his company at the recent announcement of the 2016 NADA dealer satisfaction survey. He is flanked by Simphiwe Nghona (left), the Executive Head of the Motor Division of Wesbank, and Bruce Allen, the National Chairman of NADA.

Hino SA shines in 2 Competitive Surveys

Hino South Africa, driven by its very successful global Total Support programme, has recently achieved excellent results in two, recent competitive surveys. Importantly Hino has retained its No. 1 position in the combined Scott Byers Competitive Customer Satisfaction Monitor for the sixth successive quarter. Hino also placed top in the […]

Barloworld Transport takes on 30 people with disabilities for learnership programme, future employment

Barloworld Transport takes on 30 people with disabilities for learnership programme, future employment

ENABLING OPPORTUNITY: Barloworld Transport has taken on thirty learners with disabilities to join their business administration NQF Level 3 Learnership Programme, starting this month. The learners are taking part in training provided by Barloworld Transport, which will enable them to perform administrative duties when they have completed their training. They […]

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

‘Technological innovations in the transport industry presents the opportunity to challenge the status quo of risk management and operational efficiencies,’ says Neil Henderson, Barloworld Transport chief executive. While the transport industry has seen some necessary change over the past two decades, road transport remains the dominant way to move large […]

Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans extend their reign in Rustenburg

Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans extend their reign in Rustenburg

RUSTENBURG – Less than six months after inaugurating the Regional Centre Southern Africa, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has demonstrated its dominance through its Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans division by officially opening a new state-of-the-art commercial vehicles dealership in Rustenburg. The dealership, Maemo Motors, offers a comprehensive sales […]