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Almost time for TruckX!

Almost time for TruckX!

This year’s TruckX promises an all new experience. With the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit making its début as the new venue for the event, the expo and conference offer an interactive platform through test drives of vehicles and a hands-on approach to issues affecting the trucking and fleet industries.

TruckX 2017, South Africa’s premier event for the transport industry, runs for two days from 12 to 13 July and this year’s programme will be fun, action-packed, engaging and unforgettable!

Launch of Eicher Trucks by VECV
VECV, a joint venture between Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, is all set to introduce its leading truck brand, Eicher, into the South African market. Eicher trucks are known for their class-leading fuel efficiency. With a presence in over 32 countries globally and a vehicle population of half a million, the brand has already started operations in the country through a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary known as VECV South Africa.

VECV brings together the Volvo Group’s global expertise and world-class technology, along with innovative engineering and proven fuel efficiency from Eicher. This approach has resulted in the development of the Eicher Pro series, designed and developed to usher in a ‘pro league of trucking’.

TruckX Spawns FleetX
2017 will see the introduction of South Africa’s Premium Fleet and Light Commercial Vehicle Expo, FleetX, as well as IMHX, South Africa’s international Materials Handling Exhibition and Workshop.

“The fleet industry is a growing sector – so it makes perfect sense to align it to TruckX,” explains exhibition organiser John Thomson of SA Trade Promotions. “Cost containment, increased efficiencies and great productivity are the overriding concerns of fleet owners.

“FleetX is an ideal platform for fleet owners to explore alternatives, learn about the latest developments and engage with latest technologies.

“The addition of FleetX also widens TruckX’s appeal to include fleet owners who operate light commercial vehicles,” adds Thomson.

TruckX moves to Kyalami
TruckX’s relocation to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has opened exciting possibilities for the show’s growth and diversification. “With its dynamic handling circuit designed for advanced driver training, its technically challenging 4 x 4 track, its vast amount of both outdoor and indoor exhibition space, many show participants use the opportunity to give visitors a hands-on, unforgettable experience,” says Thomson.

“The inclusion of the dynamic handling track and test drives at TruckX is a ‘first for the industry’ event,” continues Thomson. “Top vehicles from OEMs including Eicher will be available for test drives around the track.”

Industry organisations rally behind TruckX
Ten high-profile industry organisations have backed the revamped TruckX:

  • The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA)
  • Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
  • Road Transport Management System (RTMS) 
  • SA Refrigerated Distribution Association (SARDA)
  • South African Express Parcel Association (SAEPA)
  • Southern African Shippers Transport and Logistics Council (SASTALC)
  • Transport and Logistics Students Association (TaLSA)
  • Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA)
  • Women in Logistics and Transport: South Africa (WiLAT)

Conference enjoys growing support
The popular and well-supported two-day conference continues this year with an enviable line-up of topics and speakers. Day one focuses on heavy commercial transport, while day two is dedicated to issues affecting the fleet industry.

Confirmed topics and speakers for day one include:

  • AARTO update: What implementation will mean for road users’ by Japh Chuwe, senior executive, Road Traffic Infringement Agency
  • ‘Smart Logistics Strategies’ by Kate Stubbs - managing executive: Business Development and Marketing, Barloworld Logistics
  • ‘Finding Ideal Trucking Solutions’ – panel discussion

Confirmed topics and speakers for day two include:

  • ‘Succeeding in the Face of Adversity’ by Brand Pretorius – author, speaker and retired chief executive of McCarthy Limited
  • ‘Managing Big Data in Fleets’ – panel discussion

2017 will be the fourth year that both Ctrack and Standard Bank sponsor South Africa’s premier trucking, fleet and logistics conference and exhibition.

For more information on the TruckX exhibition, visit: www.truckx.co.za 

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