Built-in Tyre Sensors

The requirements for specialty tyres are particularly high. They are designed for high-performance vehicles and are used, for example, on loaders, tractors and port and terminal vehicles. ContiConnect Lite helps fleet managers to monitor the condition of their tyres.  Martijn Oosterbaan of Continental says, “Our offering is suited to smaller fleet customers, such as those […]

Off-highway Segment Keeps Moving

Lubricants for the off-highway sector must be able to withstand high African ambient temperatures and adhere to stringent Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Fuchs Lubricants South Africa has risen to this challenge by providing products with extended drainage intervals and high-specification lubricants and greases to ensure optimal performance and equipment longevity. Says MD Andy Weddell, […]

Total Fuel Lockdown

In an environment where diesel prices have risen by a whopping 80% in the past 10 years and more than doubled in the past four years, every drop counts for fleet owners. For transport operators, fuel accounts for the largest operating expense, representing up to 60% of total operating costs of a vehicle, yet fleet […]

Only Local Content Radiator Manufacturer

BSSC Radiators recently became the only radiator manufacturer in South Africa to receive a Local Content Verification Certificate from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). As one of the major radiator suppliers to mines and transportation entities in the country, the certification validates the company’s local content status in line with the soon-to-be-promulgated procurement bill […]

Hydrogen Viable for Heavy Goods 

Earlier this month, a partnership of leading automotive technology companies confirmed its aim to radically overhaul the architecture of clean hydrogen powertrains to create a new and commercially competitive 44-tonne proof-of-concept truck for heavy goods vehicle manufacturers and operators.  With funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre, together Viritech, Horiba Mira will meld their capabilities to […]

Training in the Rail Industry

Traxtion, the largest private freight rail operator in Africa, won a major accolade at this year’s Africa Supply Chain Excellence (ASCEA) awards. The ceremony announcing this year’s winners was held in Johannesburg recently and Traxtion walked away as winner in the Excellence in Transport category and an Outstanding Achievement award in the Excellence in Supply […]

Solving SA’s logistics woes?

In June, the Cabinet of South Africa formally approved the submission of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention (LRP) to Parliament for ratification. Formal ratification is expected later in the year. Vivien Chaplin of law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) says, “South Africa’s economic growth, particularly over the last decade, has been […]

Rigorous Testing on Used Trucks

Babcock is taking used DAF trucks to a brand new level with the recent launch of DAF Premium Select. Incorporated in Babcock’s used trucks division, DAF trucks are fully refurbished, certified and given the DAF seal of approval before getting a second lease on life in the pre-owned trucks market. Only A-grade used DAF trucks […]

Full Battery Dump Trucks

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd have announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to advance the development of sustainable mining solutions at First Quantum’s flagship mining operations in Zambia. Hitachi is supplying the first of its full battery, rigid frame dump trucks fitted with an ABB […]

First 65T Electric Truck Globally

Forging new boundaries in battery technology and digital innovation, Sandvik’s 65 tonne TH665B battery electric truck vehicle (BEV), was one of the highlights at the recent Electra Mining show, before making its way to Australia for intensive site testing.  According to Jakob Rutqvist, Vice-President Strategy and Commercial at Sandvik, this innovation takes mining decisively into […]