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UD Trucks kicks off global launch of new Euro 5 truck range
20 October, 2021
UD Trucks
UD Trucks today unveiled a new Euro 5 range for the well-established Quester (heavy-duty) and Croner (medium-duty) trucks. The upgrade also boasts enhanced features that will improve uptime, enhance efficiency, and optimize Total Cost of Ownership read more
Tough tire for tough conditions
19 October, 2021
Nokian Tyres
Forestry work puts tractor tires to the test. The demanding terrain calls for good cut and crack resistance, working stability and puncture protection. The Nokian TR Forest 2 tractor tire combines decades of forestry experience with the latest tire technology. read more
Hybrid-trailer trucks: A breakthrough towards electrification of heavy trucks
28 September, 2021
It is no secret that electrification is the future. Over just a few years, electrification moved from being a concept to being a reality. And we're not talking about cars anymore, we're talking heavy-duty trucks used in the energy, mining, and forestry sectors. read more
Volvo Trucks to train 30 more female truck drivers
2 September, 2021
As Women's Month drew to a close, Volvo Trucks South Africa welcomed the third intake of 30 female candidates to start the company's Iron Women commercial vehicle driver training programme. The occasion formed part of Volvo Trucks' continued drive to empower women. read more
Volvo Trucks invests R130 Million in new Durban Dealership
11 July, 2021
Volvo Trucks South Africa has opened a new R130 million dealership facility in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to support the growth of the brand's vehicle parc in the region. The new facility is strategically located in the Riverhorse Valley Business Estate, which is easily accessible from the N2 highway. read more
Lafarge and Volvo Trucks join forces to accelerate women in transport
22 June, 2021
Lafarge South Africa and Volvo Trucks South Africa have joined forces with other stakeholders to launch the AccelerateHer initiative to accelerate women-owned truck operations in the country. Ten women from KwaZulu-Natal will be selected for the pilot phase of the project. read more
Volvo Trucks SA recognised for driving equality
14 June, 2021
Volvo Trucks Southern Africa was named one of the country's top gender empowered companies. The company was awarded for its commitment to, and achievement in the promotion of workplace equality for women. read more
Volvo Trucks Celebrates Handover of First Unit
1 June, 2021
Volvo Trucks South Africa has presented the first locally produced unit of its new product range to Goldfields Logistics. The new FH unit will be incorporated into the company's existing fleet of almost 200 Volvo trucks. Goldfields Logistics, a specialised warehousing and distribution supplier... read more
UD Trucks Announce Dealers of the Year
28 May, 2021
UD Trucks
UD Trucks Southern Africa announced its top dealers of 2020. Motruck Swaziland was named Emerging Markets Dealer of the Year, while UD Trucks Lichtenburg took top honours as Medium Dealer of the Year.  McCarthy Commercial Alrode won the award for Large Dealer of the Year. read more
Robotic Research, FPInnovations partner to develop resource road truck platooning technology
27 May, 2021
Robotic Research, LLC, a global leader in Automated Driving Systems (ADS), and FPInnovations, a Canadian private non-profit research and development centre, have announced their collaboration to develop an off-road truck platooning system for the forest industry. read more