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Crusade Logistics, a 51% Black-owned and 30% Black female-owned fuel hauler, recently secured Enterprise and Supplier Development (E&SD) funding from Chevron South Africa to expand its business. Chevron South Africa’s E&SD programme is not only aimed at growing its base of capable and reliable partners, but also improving opportunities for new Black-owned entrants to drive transformation through its value chain.

Chevron funding helps small fuel supplier grow1

“Start-up firms are held to the same exacting standards as more established suppliers and while there can be significant barriers to entry for new entrants, we are keen to enable their success by providing them with business opportunities within our fuel supply chain,” says Chevron South Africa’s Fleet Operations Manager, Noma Dumse.

“Chevron South Africa supports innovative and affordable funding mechanisms for the participation of black entrepreneurs in the fuel supply chain. E&SD funding is one of the best methods to allow for the development of black-owned small and medium enterprises and their increased participation in the mainstream economy.”

Chevron funding helps small fuel supplier grow2Co-owner of Crusade Logistics, Wesley Naidoo, says the interest-free E&SD funding and a fuel bridging contract with Chevron South Africa have boosted the company’s cashflow and improved its access to additional credit, allowing it to expand its fleet from two to 14 trucks. For us, one of the biggest benefits has been receiving mentorship from Chevron South Africa and integrating their best practice standards and culture into our business. We have been so inspired by how this programme has assisted us, that we are now helping other small black-owned businesses. In our own way, we are paying it forward.”

He adds that using some of the newest tech in logistics has allowed Crusade Logistics to go toe to toe with big transport companies. “Using drones, we plan routes and monitor driver safety, providing customers with two-hourly updates on the estimated arrival time to the depots, ensuring that they are ready to receive the fuel. We mark out the routes first with drones to give drivers visual cues and familiar landmarks on an electronic journey plan. We have seen a marked improvement in driver safety and it also reduces the risk of trucks getting lost with a full load of fuel onboard.

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