Excessive idling can be a costly fuel, wear and engine-life thief to your fleet.
With fuel prices continuing to rise and adding pressure to fleet owners, better understanding and management can help alleviate unnecessary costs. For a detailed breakdown on the myths and solutions, check out this recent WearCheak article by journalist Dave Scott:
This week we were privileged to receive a visit from Mr Tommy Wang – Chairman of Powerstar SA (Ever Star Industries Pty Ltd). As well as discussing our fruitful OEM/dealer partnership, we were also recognised for our sterling 2021 performance. We thank Mr Wang and his team for the visit and we look forward to an even better 2022 together. Onwards and upwards! Thank you Mr Wang for the recognition!
The Powerstar VX 2628 10 cubic metre Tipper is a wonderfully uncomplicated truck that’s easy to service, simple to maintain and really good value for money. This truck is a firm favourite with our clients!
It comes with a 3 year/300,000km factory warranty, 12 speed manual gearbox, a/c, straight 6 in-line cylinder 280HP Weichai engine and 26 ton GVM rating. Highly competitive parts and service pricing completes a highly-competitive product offering.
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Truck Centre Durban continuously strives to offer outstanding service to our customers – from sales to aftersales. We have updated the Iveco Stralis X-Way Standard Warranty to ensure its added protection when completing the toughest jobs on the toughest terrains.
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The Powerstar VX 2628 Dual Purpose Water Tanker is a strong, durable, high-quality truck that is perfect for the mining and construction industries. The “no frills” premise of its build philosophy makes it ideal to African conditions – allowing for ease of service and maximum production uptime.
Powering this unit is a Weichai Euro 2 engine that produces 280hp and 1160 Nm torque. The VX 2628 comes with a 3 year/300,000km warranty (South Africa only).
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With an annual contribution of 16.8-million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the road freight industry is second only to electricity production in terms of emission contributions. Iveco has always made sustainable development one of its core values. With this commitment spanning almost 25 years, the brand has become a leader in low emissions transport. Consider investing in more than just quality vehicles, but those that make a positive impact on the world too.
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Our Powerstar FT Series trucks are extremely popular, offering a variety of body types across the range. The flagship FT10 is especially useful in a wide range of industries – including agriculture, mining and industrial with bodies such as drill rigs, cranes, compressors and cattle bodies regularly fitted to the trucks. The FT10 is locally assembled and is powered by a Euro 3, 6.7 litre, 270hp (198Kw) Cummins ISDe engine. The in-line six-cylinder motor is turbocharged and intercooled, and is mated to a six-speed manual ZF (6s1000) transmission.
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We are HUGELY appreciative of the friendship and support from Tracey and Don McGill and their team at Don’s Deliveries, as we proudly deliver our Iveco Stralis 480 and their 100th truck purchase to them! Don’s proudly fly the flag across TCD’s range of vehicles with Iveco Daily’s, Iveco Eurocargo’s and Iveco Stralis’s in their fleet and next week we will be delivering their first Powerstar FT10 to join their fleet. We wish them all the best in their quest for the next 100 truck purchases!
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Iveco’s manufacturing facility is situated in Rosslyn, Pretoria and cements Iveco’s commitment to the local market. 150 employees produce and support Iveco medium, heavy duty and extra heavy-duty trucks, as well as front engine buses through the local plant, training centre and quality assurance department. The plant utilises top level technologies and manufacturing methods to provide to every customer high quality products and to ensure the plant is a working environment tailored to employees. By supporting Truck Centre Durban, you also support other local businesses.
Why choose original Iveco oil filters? An original Iveco oil filter offers two key advantages:
Iveco original oil filters have a high-tech internal structure: the multi-layer medium. Made from three layers of synthetic material, it creates a high filtration capacity and resistance.
For optimal, long-lasting lubrication with no premature wear to mechanical parts, the oil must be pure.
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Thanks to its double low ratios the Iveco Daily 4×4 van or cab is available with 12 forward gears with manual transmission and with 16 with the HI-MATIC transmission. Gaining unlimited climbing ability while maintaining maximum comfort. You can easily engage the low speed ratio by activating the ergonomic button on the dashboard.
Check out this video to see the Iveco Daily 4×4 in action!
When you join the Truck Centre Durban family, it’s for life. We have your back every kilometre of the way, like this recent unfortunate incident with our client Don’s Deliveries, which was swiftly and efficiently resolved.
“It took the mechanic just less than 30 minutes to come and assist me, then my truck was back on the road within an hour’s time… he even bought me ice cream since it was hot on that day.” – Victor, Don’s Deliveries driver.
All Iveco Stralis engines are equipped with highly responsive Variable Geometry Turbochargers (VGT). This results in high low-end torque and superior engine braking performance. The flexibility resulting from the reduced number of gear changes translate into higher efficiency and lower fuel consumption. All engines are equipped with a decompression engine brake, which ensures additional safety and helps reduce braking system wear and maintenance costs.
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Powerstar’s VX 2635 Drill Rig comes with a 3 year/300 000km warranty (SA only). This vehicle is powered by a Weichai Euro 2 Turbo charged intercooled engine, delivering up to 340HP. Transmission comprises of a 12 speed gearbox with a P.T.O. It’s an uncomplicated, value-driven vehicle that is ideally suited to African conditions.
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The Iveco Eurocargo 4×4 is designed for off-road conditions and respects people and the environment, making it a popular choice for transport operators looking for a robust and reliable machine that is versatile.
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Whether you’re going the distance or staying close to home, your business can count on IVECO to keep it moving with 24-hour roadside assistance. Whatever the day or time, just call 0800 116 967 and we’ll be there!
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Change your perspective with a fleet vehicle that fits your unique business needs and helps you achieve more. Keep an eye on our page for more information on this outstanding new vehicle coming to Truck Centre Durban!
ELEMENTS is a specialised high-quality service, that aims to ensure a long life for every vehicle in all sectors. Create your customised offer by combining the “elements” that best fit your needs, choose your Planned Maintenance Contracts. Keeping your vehicles on the road with minimal interruptions for maintenance and repairs is our priority.
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Key point 3 to consider when buying a fleet vehicle.
Once you have decided on the vehicle, you will need to think about customising it. After all, branding is key to any fleet or transport company. It is how your brand is showcased to the world, and it needs to be done right. We have contacts for quality, reliable suppliers we have used in the past for our clients’ personal customising.
Key point 2 to consider when buying a fleet vehicle.
Having a budget to stick to is important for any large financial purchase, especially a fleet vehicle. If you only have the budget for a medium-sized van, you will be less tempted to look at larger trucks. But you also need to take into account what you will be transporting, as this will dictate the size of your vehicle. You can draw up your own budget or you can speak to our financial advisers for help. Start by looking at your income after deductions, as well as regular expenses such as fuel, maintenance and services. Once you have created a budget, you can send in your finance application. You should account for sales taxes and other fees as well as include VAT so that you are not caught unawares and come up short.
Key point 1 to consider when buying a fleet vehicle.
An important aspect to consider is what the vehicle will be used for. Now, this might sound simple, but it is an aspect that is often overlooked by many fleet owners. You need to have an idea in mind about what the vehicle will be used for before you can go to a dealership.
Look at what types of supplies you will be carrying, the volume of supplies you will be carrying, and the types of terrains you will be driving over. For example, if you are a boutique courier agency, a medium-sized van is perfect for moving packages from one province to another. But if you are going to be moving large objects, such as furniture or equipment, you will need to find a truck with a large trailer to fit the load.
The official presentation of the new Iveco S-way R racing trucks for Team Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck has taken place at the Iveco test track at its facility in Ulm, Germany. Drivers Jochen Hahn and Steffi Halm put their new trucks through their paces on the test track, demonstrating the vehicles’ powerful performance.
“The Iveco S-Way R is – with no exaggeration – the best and the most stylish racing truck that we have ever produced. I can hardly wait to watch this ‘Iveco Bull’ really show what it’s capable of on the race track,” stated Jochen Hahn, six–time European truck racing champion, of his new truck, which he has lovingly nicknamed “Giulia”.
“When it comes to the colours, my truck is by far and away better-looking than Jochen’s,” said Steffi Halm, driver on the Schwabentruck team. “Although I suppose that doesn’t matter too much this season, seeing as he’s only going to see it from behind!”
Key points to consider when buying a fleet vehicle.
As a fleet business owner, you usually have to upgrade your vehicles on a regular basis. Either you want to move on to using larger vehicles, you have taken on more clients or because you want to upgrade your fleet to look more modern and professional. Whatever the case, you will need to know what to look for in buying your next vehicle.
Here are a few handy tips we will be covering over this month:
Truck Centre Durban is proud to announce that our brand new Powerstar FT10 has arrived! Packed full of features, this latest model to the FT Series lineup boasts a Cummins Euro III 6 cyl with 270HP / 970 Nm torque, ZF 6 speed manual gearbox, 16 ton GVM and impressive 8 ton payload! Click here for the full FT10 spec:
Having safe trucks on the roads is only part of ensuring deliveries arrive efficiently. Truck drivers spend many tiring hours behind the wheel and during these times, battle to find outlets for food which are closed under lockdown regulations. Recently, Fleetwatch in partnership with International Humanitarian Organisation, Ashraful Aid, handed out 500 meals to truck drivers at the Vaal 1-Stop, south bound on the N3. Read the full story here:
At Truck Centre Durban we care about the well-being of our staff and customers! We have been busy preparing our offices in compliance with the Department of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines to enforce a safe work environment for all. We have also installed 5 Sanitation Stations throughout the premises for staff and customers to use to sanitise their hands regularly, operated with a convenient foot pedal for hands-free operation for added safety.
50% is the lawful maximum capacity of people allowed in all passenger vehicles while travelling during lockdown. Taxis and buses may carry 7 to 15 passengers depending on the capacity of the vehicles while a special consideration will allow full capacity as long as all occupants are wearing protective masks. We all need to take these hygienic and social distancing measures extremely seriously if we are going to stop the spread of Covid-19.
During this time of lockdown, what exactly are “essential goods and services”? Freight logistics operations throughout South Africa, under the conditions of the Government Notice issued by the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs on 25 March 2020, may only transport and deliver the following essential goods:
While the unemployment rate in S.A. is always a concern, there is some good news in the transportation sector which is one of the top industries still hiring. Stats SA has shown that quarter on quarter for 2019, Services, Finance, Transport and Construction were the top 4 contributors to employment for the year.
We are thrilled to have been awarded Sales Dealer of the Year for the Powerstar FT Series from Ever Star Industries (ESI) at this years’ Annual Dealer Sales Conference and Awards Ceremony 2020! No easy feat when competing against so many other great dealerships across the country, but our team professionalism and service excellence has reaped the rewards.
“Your Truck Your Way” is a fun, new social media campaign by Iveco to showcase the drivers and their lives on the road behind the wheels of their personalised Iveco S-Way trucks. Enthusiasts are asked to share photographs or video of their personalised vehicles on the Iveco’s Facebook and Instagram pages and the community will vote for the best design. “This activity aims at giving voice to the passion of our drivers, which is expressed in stunning customisations of their traveling companions.
With the Daily 4×4 van or chassis cab no place is out of reach anymore! Check out the new content on this awesome range here:
Iveco has added yet another accolade to it’s name having just won the prestigious iF Design Award 2020 for the Iveco S-Way in the Automobiles/Vehicles Category. Recognised as a symbol of design excellence, the annual award competition is organised by iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover, Germany, one of the oldest independent design institutions in the world. The Iveco S-Way was selected by the international jury of 78 independent experts from 7,298 entries submitted from 56 countries. The extensive criteria for selection included the degree of innovation, uniqueness, execution and workmanship, functionality, safety, consideration of environmental standards, carbon footprint and universal design.
Following the success of the Powerstar FT Series from Ever Star Industries (ESI), the company is getting ready to launch the latest model to this medium truck lineup, the Powerstar FT10. The Powerstar FT Series brand has grown and established itself fairly quickly in the local market since it’s launch in 2018 with the 7.5T FT3 and 8.7T FT5, and the 13T FT8 released in the middle of last year. The FT Series chassis cab or van body models delivers on many aspects and “seeing repeat business” says Ever Star Industries Sales and Marketing Head, Rodney Selesnick. The next endeavour will be the 16T FT10 to be introduced early this year. Keep posted as we reveal more soon!
Due to popular demand, South Africa has just decided to re-introduce the 14-seater bus of a well-known vehicle brand. Clearly the people have needs, but can you afford not to invest into a globally-renowned quality vehicle for your passengers? The reliable and safe Iveco Daily Sisonke is easy to move through urban traffic and comfortable over distances. It comes standard with a 2 year unlimited km warranty, 3l turbo-charged engine and has the strongest van chassis available, making the taxi reliable over the long run. Available from a 12 – 23 seater with safety belts on all seats and ESP 9 brake technology for passenger’s safety.
Truck Centre Durban knows you are investing a lot into our trucks but while we offer you reliable and quality vehicles, there are some things that are out of our hands when you leave our dealership. Until now… We have partnered with Majority First Insurance to offer you custom-tailored packages to cover yourself with Trucking Insurance, Cross-Border Trucking, Owner Driver, Sasria and Goods in Transit Insurance for complete peace of mind. With 28 years experience and passion in the industry, you can be assured of the best insurance solutions for your business and logistics needs. Contact Mike Brown for all your heavy commercial insurance and more. Tel: +27 71 031 2429 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Majority First Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd, a Juristic Representative of Shevgen Investments t/a Randsure Brokers CC, an authorised financial services Provider, FSB 18857.
This marriage is electric! Iveco has partnered with FPT Industrial and hybrid truck design company, Nikola, to develop their first battery electric vehicle (BEV) for European markets. Titled the ‘Nikola TRE’, this 4×2 truck tractor is based on the IVECO S-WAY and integrates Nikola’s class-leading technology. With a range of up to 400km the dynamic performance is equal or better than a diesel equivalent model. The electric driveline will deliver 480 kW Continuous Power Output with 1,800Nm Peak Torque. This BEV will be the starting point for Nikola’s alternate clean power development which will ultimately be converted to fuel-cell technology and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) in the near future.
Digital freight forwarder Saloodo!, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, has launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa, bringing the first digital road freight solution to the region.
Courtesy of FleetWatch
IVECO announced the appointment of Thomas Hilse as IVECO Brand President. In this role, effective from November 1st, Thomas Hilse will take on global product management, sales, marketing and network development responsibility for the IVECO Brand, tasked with building on the brand’s position and expanding its presence in the world markets. He will be based in Turin, Italy.
The 5000 Milestone… now this achievement may not seem big for many other truck OEM’s that have been in South Africa for many, many years and have a heritage extending back over a century, but for a relatively newcomer to the market with a humble staff compliment of 200 people, we are proud to announce that our 5000th truck rolled off our Pietermaritzburg assembly line on 28 May 2019. We celebrated this in the good old fashion way and even awarded each staff member with a branded beanie to celebrate this fine achievement.