Thursday, August 21, 2014

REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN THE TRUCKING AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

HARD WORK PAYS!


The inaugural TruckX Conference and Awards took place ton 19 August
at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. 

A first for South Africa, this prestigious event provides a platform on which to recognize the needs 
and demands of the fleet, trucking and logistics industry. 

The event was a huge success with local comedian Joey Rasdien as host,
a packed to capacity conference meeting room and an award ceremony to boot.
The conference panel discussions were chaired by experienced news anchor, Jeremy Maggs. 

The topics were supported by an impeccable line-up of industry specialists on each panel.

Panelists included Hein Jordt (MD: Ctrack Fleet Management), 
Geoff du Plessis (MD: MAN Truck & Bus SA), 

Ricardo Coetzee (Managing Executive of Automotive: Innovation Group), 
Clinton Savage (Divisional Manager: Mercedes-Benz Trucks), 

Wayne Rautenbach (National Manager: Regent Commercial Vehicles) and 
Wayne Duvenage (Chairperson: OUTA), Ray Singh (MD of Customer Solution Development: Unitrans), 

John Anderson (Commercial Lubricants Specialist: Fuchs Lubricants), 
Nico van der Westhuizen (CEO: Imperial Logistics Industrial Divisional),

Dr Iain Barton (MD: Imperial Health Sciences) and 
Luyanda Gozo (New Business Development Manager Commercial: Sasol).



Future Group made use of independent research house, 
TNS for executing the survey which resulted in the pronouncement of the winners of the awards.

The survey was conducted through a web-based questionnaire 
which was distributed to thousands of fleet managers across the country.



Truck of the Year winner Mercedes-Benz Trucks walked away with no less than four awards,
including the Best Extra Heavy/Heavy Vehicle Manufacturer,

Best Medium Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer as well as Best After Sales Service.

Toyota nabbed two awards – Best Fleet Car Manufacturers and
Best Light Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer.

Engen and Imperial each also won two awards with other notable achievements from Auto and 
General, Bridgestone, FedEx and Henfred Fruehauf.



Congratulations to all those who walked away with accolades in the various categories,
the complete list of winners is as follows:

Category
Winner
Best Tyre Brand
Bridgestone
Best Fuel/Lubricant Brand
Engen
Best Insurer
Auto & General
Best Courier Company
FedEx
Best Third Party Logistics Provider
Imperial
Best In-house Logistics Provider
Imperial
Best Truck Stop
Engen
Best Trailer / Semi Trailer / Body-builder Manufacturer
Henred Fruehauf
Best After Sales Service
Mercedes-Benz
Best Fleet Car Manufacturer
Toyota
Best Light Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer
Toyota
Best Medium Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer
Toyota
Best Extra Heavy/Heavy Vehicle Manufacturer
Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Truck of the Year
Mercedes-Benz Trucks



Henred Freuhauf was nominated together with Afrit, Serco, Paramount and Ice Cold Bodies. 

However Henred Fruehauf walked away with this prestigious award. 

Mr Johan Serfontein received this award on behalf of the group.
The  directors would like to extend a word of thanks to each and every employee in the group. 

Without your unique contribution such an achievement would not be possible.

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