New drive for fuel efficiency in South Africa

Posted on October 12th, 2011 by

Last week, SpringTide’s Director, Mike Utting, witnessed the unveiling of the first in South Africa of a revolutionary vehicle that is set to save one of our clients a significant amount in the cost of transport services. The Curtainsider Teardrop interlink trailer was one of the many new vehicles at the Johannesburg International Motor Show in October.

Lafarge transport their cement, aggregates and gypsum products all over the world, over both long and short distances, and road transport is a major cost driver. The streamlined teardrop design of the new trailers made for Lafarge in South Africa by SA Trucks under license from Don-Bur is predicted to improve fuel efficiency considerably, which will not only bring dramatic savings in terms of fuel costs but also lower the environmental impact of the Lafarge fleet. Both of these issues are central to the strategic sourcing of the transport category – click here for more details.