Over 10 000 operators from 30 countries participated in local operator challenges held by 70 Cat dealers worldwide. Fewer than 100 semifinalists proving their mettle at the local level met on four different continents to compete in the regional championships, held in late 2019. In the end, nine showed their superior mastery of not only the machines, but also of the technology onboard, to earn a spot in the finals.

Hytec Services Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, has awarded distribution rights in the United Republic of Tanzania to Magare Company Limited. An electrical and mechanical engineering company with offices in Mwanza and Dar es Salaam, Magare’s distribution rights are effective from 1 March 2020. The company, which supplies services to general industry and the mining sector, will distribute all Bosch Rexroth Group company products throughout Tanzania.

The nationwide lockdown as a result of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) will undoubtedly have a dramatic effect on road traffic for the stipulated 21-day period until 16 April. But, with the production, distribution and supply of foodstuff and basic goods labelled as an essential service to the nation by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address on 23 March, truck drivers will need to remain mobilised for the duration of this period.

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