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Truck & Bus News

Government promises to expedite driver-related policy changes in road freight industry

By: Irma Venter     26th November 2021 Government has committed to speeding up policy changes in the road-freight sector following recent protests by truck drivers against foreign nationals filling job opportunities they believe should go to local drivers, as well as what they view as the lack of regulation in the road-freight... 

Team appointed to study feasibility of rolling out green transport in Gauteng

By: Irma Venter     26th November 2021 Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has appointed Gauteng Transport Authority head Jack van der Merwe to lead a team to investigate the possibility of rolling out green transport, including electric vehicles (EVs), within the structures of the provincial... 

Daimler Trucks SA to split from Mercedes-Benz SA on December 1

By: Irma Venter     26th November 2021 Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) will officially split from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) on December 1, mirroring an amicable global divorce between the German truck and car manufacturers The two manufacturers will, however, continue to share the three-pointed star, with... 

DTIC to submit EV policy to Cabinet before year-end – Mlota

By: Irma Venter     26th November 2021 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) should present a refined new-energy vehicle (NEV) policy to Cabinet before the end of the year, says DTIC automotives chief director Mkhululi Mlota. The DTIC in May issued a Draft Green Paper on the Advancement of New-Energy Vehicles in... 

Auto industry welcomes the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2023 – Naamsa 

By: Irma Venter     25th November 2021 Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says it welcomes the announcement of the next step in government’s clean fuels programme, set to become effective in September 2023. The Department Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) earlier this year gazetted the introduction of the next phase of the... 

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JAC Motors expands its dealership network into Namibia, eSwatini

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2021 Chinese vehicle importer JAC Motors South Africa has appointed five new dealers, increasing its total number of dealer outlets to 60.  The three new local dealerships are in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg.  

JAC Motors expands its dealership network into Namibia, eSwatini

Semiconductor shortage to continue into 2022 – DTBSA

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2021 The global shortage of semiconductors, or computer chips, will remain an issue well into 2022, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. He confirms that the local truck and bus maker is especially affected by the shortage, as it is a premium brand with sophisticated... 

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Maretha Gerber

Dunlop launches new people carrier tyre

19th November 2021 Dunlop has launched the SP VAN01, a durable and fuel-efficient tyre for drivers and owners of minibus taxis, privately owned people carriers, vans and light trucks. 

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DUNLOP SP VAN01 Drivers of private or public transport vehicles need to consider many factors when selecting the right tyre for their people carrier

Naamsa elects new office bearers, expects market recovery only in 2023

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2021 Ford Motor Company Africa president Neale Hill has taken over the reins at Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council until 2023. He succeeds Toyota South Africa Motors president and CEO Andrew Kirby. The new manufacturing original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) VP at the automotive industry body... 

October new-vehicle sales up 6.1%, exports down 30%

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2021 October new-vehicle sales and exports were heavily impacted on by the three-week strike in the steel and engineering sector, as well as the return of load-shedding, which affects the local automotive industry’s ability to plan and grow, says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. This was in... 

Sharp production drop at VW, Daimler as semiconductor shortage bites

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2021 Two German automakers at the end of October reported that they have been heavily impacted on by the global semiconductor shortage and that the problem is likely to persist beyond this year. Volkswagen (VW) saw third-quarter vehicle deliveries decline by 26%, to 1.1-million vehicles. 

Accolades prove company’s local commitment

By: Anna Moross     19th November 2021 Truck manufacturer FAW Trucks’ commitment to the South African market is reflected in the various achievements and accolades it has received this year, with the most recent being a Silver Award in the 2021 National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. 

An image of the FAW Trucks Coega manufacturing plant
FAW TRUCKS FAW Trucks plans to further expand its product offering in 2022 with the launch of the JK6 15.220FL 8 ton 4 x 2 freight carrier

System aims to improve driver performance, safety

By: Anna Moross     19th November 2021 Software company 5DT’s (Fifth Dimension Technologies’) new DriveVUE is an automated artificial intelligence (AI) driver behaviour improvement system that aims to improve driver performance and safety. “DriveVUE, [our] latest AI product, is a device mounted behind the rear-view mirror of a... 

An image of the DriveVUE implemented in a vehicle
DriveVUE When the DriveVUE device detects an event, it gives the driver an audio warning –essentially speaking to the driver

New tender contracts, dire consequences

By: Anna Moross     19th November 2021 Subsidy and contract regime changes are necessary to transform the public transport industry after nearly two decades of policy uncertainty, but the new tender contract DRT 35/11/2019, issued by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) to transform the public transport system, may... 

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Transport Industry Changes to the subsidy and contract regime for the public transport sector requires proper engagement with the industry

Electric Canter has arrived for local testing – DTBSA

By: Irma Venter     18th November 2021 The all-electric Fuso Canter (eCanter) has arrived in South Africa for local testing, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. Earlier testing at the beginning of 2020 of a prototype light-duty eCanter with AB InBev Africa was interrupted by the arrival of Covid-19. 

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The eCanter

DTIC to submit EV policy to Cabinet before the end of the year – Mlota  

By: Irma Venter     15th November 2021 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) should present a refined new-energy vehicle (NEV) policy to Cabinet before the end of the year, says DTIC automotives chief director Mkhululi Mlota. The DTIC in May issued a Draft Green Paper on the Advancement of New-Energy Vehicles in... 

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Mkhululi Mlota

Mamabolo appoints team to look at EVs, green transport deployment in Gauteng govt 

By: Irma Venter     15th November 2021 Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has appointed Gauteng Transport Authority head Jack van der Merwe to lead a team to investigate the possibility of rolling out green transport, including electric vehicles (EVs), within the structures of the provincial... 

Jack van der Merwe
Jack van der Merwe

SA green-tech company pilots 100% electric reefer trailers in The Netherlands

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2021 Four companies have initiated a nine-month pilot project in The Netherlands, which will see diesel refrigeration systems in semi-trailers replaced by zero-emission battery-electric prototypes.  This is the first time that refrigerated trailers are being run by 100% electric eco-sustainable power.  

Recognition of foreign truck driving permits to end soon

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2021 The Department of Transport (DoT) anticipates that foreign nationals will soon be unable to drive South African-registered trucks while in possession of foreign professional driving permits (PDPs). The DoT in April published an amendment to the Road Traffic Act regulations, which incorporates a... 

Bell family to buy out Bell Equipment minority shareholders, delist group

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2021 In a joint announcement published late last month, Bell Equipment and IA Bell, the Bell family holding company and largest shareholder in Bell Equipment, announced IA Bell’s intention to acquire all the issued shares in the JSE-listed capital equipment manufacturer it does not already own for R10... 

Daimler Trucks SA to split from Mercedes-Benz SA on December 1

By: Irma Venter     11th November 2021 Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) will officially split from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) on December 1, mirroring a global, amicable, divorce between the German truck and car makers. The two manufacturers will, however, continue to share the three-pointed star, with... 

Image of DTBSA CEO Michael Dietz
Michael Dietz

Govt promises to expedite driver-related policy changes in the road freight industry 

By: Irma Venter     9th November 2021 Government has committed to speeding up policy changes in the road-freight sector following recent protests by truck drivers against foreign nationals filling job opportunities they believe should go to local drivers, as well as what they view as the lack of regulation in the road-freight... 

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KZN car owners quick sellers, WCape cash buyers – WeBuyCars 

By: Irma Venter     8th November 2021 According to data from WeBuyCars a vehicle is most likely to change ownership five to six times during its lifetime. “New car owners tend to keep their vehicles for six years, and second-hand car owners for three,” says WeBuyCars executive director Faan van der Walt. 

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Mercedes-Benz Vans takes taxi conversion in-house 

By: Irma Venter     8th November 2021 Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa (MBVSA) has taken the conversion of the Sprinter panel van into the Sprinter minibus taxi in-house at its Eastern Cape facility. “To deepen our commitment to the local taxi industry and in support of the South African economy, our 23-seater Sprinter Inkanyezi... 

Image of the Mercedes-Benz Vans conversion facility in East London
The Mercedes-Benz Vans conversion facility in East London

Vodacom Business and Toyota extend Wi-Fi, telematics solution to SMEs 

By: Irma Venter     3rd November 2021 The Web-based tool MyToyota Fleet Lite has been added to the Toyota Connect hub as part of a tripartite agreement between Vodacom Business, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and Netstar. “Keeping businesses connected is critical in today’s environment and Fleet Lite, being an innovative Wi-Fi... 

Image of a person holding a phone with the Toyota Connect app

October new-vehicle sales up by 6.1%, exports drop by 30% 

By: Irma Venter     3rd November 2021 October new-vehicle sales and exports were heavily impacted by the three-week strike in the steel and engineering sector, as well as the return of load-shedding, which affects the local automotive industry’s ability to plan and grow, says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. This was in... 

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Naamsa appoints new president, expects market recovery only in 2023 

By: Irma Venter     2nd November 2021 Ford Motor Company Africa president Neale Hill has taken over the reins at Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council until 2023. He succeeds Toyota South Africa Motors president and CEO Andrew Kirby. The new manufacturing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) VP at the automotive industry body... 

Image of Ford Africa president Neale Hill
Neale Hill

Sharp production drop at VW, Daimler as semiconductor shortage takes toll 

By: Irma Venter     29th October 2021 Two German automakers this week reported that they have been heavily impacted by the global semiconductor shortage and that the problem is likely to persist beyond this year. Volkswagen (VW) saw third-quarter vehicle deliveries decline by 26%, to 1.1-million vehicles. 

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Daimler Truck, BP to pilot hydrogen project in the UK

By: Irma Venter     28th October 2021 Daimler Truck and BP Advanced Mobility (BP) have announced that they will work together to accelerate the introduction of a hydrogen network in the UK, aimed at decarbonising freight transport. The parties intend to pilot the development of hydrogen infrastructure and the introduction of... 

Image of BP hydrogen station and Mercedes-Benz truck

DoT moves to ban foreigners from driving SA registered trucks using foreign permits  

By: Irma Venter     28th October 2021 The Department of Transport (DoT) anticipates that foreign nationals will soon be unable to drive South African registered trucks while in possession of foreign professional driving permits (PDPs). The DoT in April published an amendment to the Road Traffic Act regulations, which incorporates a... 

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Daimler Buses creates mobile 3D printing centre for spare parts

By: Irma Venter     27th October 2021 Daimler Buses and its service brand Omniplus have created a mobile printing centre for the decentralised production of three-dimensional (3D) printed spare parts in order to provide bus customers with spare parts more quickly.  The mini factory in the form of a container includes all of the... 

Image of Daimler Buses' container 3D printing lab

Isuzu updates govt on R1.2bn plant investment, new D-Max ready for 2022 launch 

By: Irma Venter     26th October 2021 Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) this week welcomed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel to its plant in Struandale, Gqeberha. Patel previously visited Isuzu in 2019, shortly before the announcement that the Japanese manufacturer would invest R1.2-billion into its... 

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Ebrahim Patel and Billy Tom

Bell founders look to buy out Bell Equipment minority shareholders, delist the group

By: Irma Venter     25th October 2021 In a joint announcement published on Friday, Bell Equipment and IA Bell, the Bell family holding company and largest shareholder in Bell Equipment, have announced IA Bell’s intention to acquire all the issued shares in the JSE-listed capital equipment manufacturer it does not already own for R10... 

Image of a Bell ADT

Bakers adds 90 Merc trucks to its fleet; City Logistics expands by 43 Canters 

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2021 Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) has handed over a fleet of 90 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2645LS trucks to Bakers South Africa (SA).  This purchase adds to Bakers’ current fleet of nearly 650 vehicles, which comprises 100% of Mercedes-Benz Truck products. 

Image of the Bakers SA fleet

Payabill launches online global payment solution for small businesses

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2021 Nedbank is promising prospective car buyers a “complete end-to-end digital vehicle shopping experience, saving them vast amounts of time and energy, through the new Avo virtual vehicle-mall feature”. “While there are already quite a few websites and aggregators where people can browse vehicles,... 

Motus acquires UK’s FAI Automotive

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2021 Automotive group Motus has acquired the entire issued share capital of FAI Automotive in the UK. The purchase consideration is based on an enterprise value of roughly R700-million, with the effective cash outflow of R550-million to be funded from available cash resources and funding facilities. 

New-vehicle sales seen reaching 485 000 units if supply holds

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2021 The South African new-vehicle market could reach about 485 000 units this year, says Ford Motor Company Africa president Neale Hill. This will be a significant increase from the 380 000-unit sales recorded last year. 

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