Firestone launches Maxi Traction Harvest tyre Firestone is proud to announce the launch of its new, high-performance Maxi Traction Harvest tyre. The new tyre is the fruit of extensive R&D by Firestone’s parent company, Bridgestone, in response to customer needs, says Willie Stander, Agriculture Manager at Bridgestone Southern Africa.
The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index have recorded a strong first quarter of 2022, thanks mostly to massive increases in Road Freight.
Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) has been certified a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor, the highest level possible. Reacting to the news of this certification, Bridgestone Southern Africa CEO Jacques Fourie says, “making the journey from Level 7 to Level 1 in only three years is a huge achievement, and it tells a story about what makes Bridgestone Southern Africa tick.
Serco’s decision to expand their offering into curtain-side and van bodies on rigid vehicles recently is paying dividends with a recent order from Universal Plywood (UP) for new tautliner truck bodies fitted with digitally printed curtains.
Serco has built 56 Dryliner truck bodies – including 16 demountable units – for the Durban-based company, City Logistics, which is expanding its wide-ranging distribution fleet.
Following November all-time highs, the overall Ctrack Transport and Freight Index returned declines over the festive season.
The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index reached record highs in November despite global supply chain pressures also being at a record high according to the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index, which was developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The Ctrack Freight Transport Index (CFTI) improved by 6,1% year on year. What is interesting is that Air Freight and Road Freight have been the major contributors to this growth. Pipelines showed the biggest improvements, but this remains a minor contributor to the overall index.
Wheel Collision continues to enhance its brand and grow its footprint by offering its services at Tiger Wheel & Tyre and TYRES & MORE® stores.
Wheel Collision, after being acquired by TiAuto in December last year, now enjoys a raised profile that comes with being part of the larger automotive services group. The company also launched its new website this month as well as refined its corporate profile.
Supply chain disruptions cause massive swings and backlogs in international trade.
Unbeknown to most is the fact that the world’s busiest shipping trade route is no longer across the Atlantic but rather between China and the West Coast of the USA, and the same trend is emerging in terms of Air Freight.
Ctrack has announced a partnership with Commercial Transport Academy (CTA), one of the premier providers of high-quality training for truck drivers in South Africa.