Gareth Greathead on 10/15/2018

Celebrating what’s good

Often slated for being little more than an opportunity for government to meaninglessly toot its own horn, transport month does, however, stand as a reminder of how much there is to celebrate about our road, air, port and rail transport infrastructure. Gareth Greathead reports.

Focus on Transport on 10/15/2018

Greener diesel-powered refrigerated transport

The global push for clean, environmentally friendly lifestyles has affected every industry including refrigerated transport. While green alternatives might not be affordable for all operators, some small changes can have a big impact

Charleen Clarke on 10/12/2018

EXCLUSIVE! We speak to Iveco’s Pierre Lahutte!

The 2018 IAA was all about e-mobility and saving the planet. However, not all the solutions presented at the fair are ideal for Africa. Does this mean that transporters on this continent can forget about going green? Most definitely not, says Pierre Lahutte, Iveco brand president, in an exclusive interview with CHARLEEN CLARKE

Gavin Myers on 09/11/2018

What to do with the charging bull?

Should South Africa be rethinking its approach to public transport reform? Gavin Myers attended the 2018 Southern African Transport Conference to find out

Mariska Morris on 09/11/2018

Cross the “t” and dot the “I”

Taking meticulous care to comply with legislation is important, but this can be challenging with the fluid nature of policies in South Africa. MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at some of the transport legislation updates affecting bus operators

Charleen Clarke on 09/10/2018

Snap on target

Regular readers of this column will recall that I visited ZF, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, last month in order to attend the company’s Technology Day. We saw lots of amazing stuff – but this really takes the cake, doesn’t it?

Charleen Clarke on 09/10/2018

Coolest bakkie ever?

My dear friend, Jarlath Sweeney, editor-in-chief of Ireland’s Fleet Transport magazine, brought this incredible vehicle to our attention. Sadly, it’s just a concept – but isn’t it cool?

Charleen Clarke on 09/10/2018

Driverless trucks ready to hit the highway!

Highway maintenance personnel take their lives into their own hands – quite literally – when working on German highways. As we all know, many highways in that country have no speed limit – meaning that these highways full of hurtling missiles.

Charleen Clarke on 09/10/2018

MAN at IAA: feast of trucking technology!

MAN has a treat of trucking innovations in store for visitors to the IAA this month. These are in addition to the bus, coach and van innovations that I reviewed in the last Global Focus column (you’ll find it online).

Richard Kienberger on 09/10/2018

Danger, love and the “Food” with no brakes

Truck drivers in Colombia are allowed to choose the number of hours that they work. They sleep in hotels, or hospedajes, and often drive vehicles built decades ago. Having only half a brake pad is no problem in this country, as long as the engine brake still works, writes RICHARD KIENBERGER.

Jarlath Sweeney on 09/07/2018

DEFinitive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Following the launch of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans followed up with an all-electric eSprinter and surprised everyone (including Jarlath Sweeney, editor of Ireland’s Fleet Transport magazine) at a special press event in Hamburg, Germany, with the concept F-Cell hydrogen version

Focus on Transport on 09/07/2018

Pimp your fleet

Aftermarket body parts and chrome accents will make a company’s fleet stand out to prospective clients, but accessories are also designed to protect the vehicles and make them safer and more efficient on the road.

Gareth Greathead on 09/07/2018

The toll of tolls

Taking a different look at finance – Gareth Greathead finds out more about options for future funding of road infrastructure, which may directly impact on the pockets of all road users

Gareth Greathead on 09/07/2018

In pursuit of perfection

What are heavy-equipment manufacturers doing to retain partners in the mining industry, as buyers endeavour to reduce costs? Gareth Greathead finds out.

Gavin Myers on 09/06/2018

A van full of virtues

GAVIN MYERS recently put the all-new Volkswagen (VW) Crafter to work and came away very impressed

Mariska Morris on 09/06/2018

A future for light commercial vehicles?

It is often up to the bakkie, van or light truck to make the difficult and time-sensitive last-mile delivery. MARISKA MORRIS asks whether innovations in the sector might result in these light commercial vehicles (LCVs) becoming redundant

Charleen Clarke on 09/06/2018

Face to face with Gianenrico Griffini!

We have launched an all-new series in FOCUS, entitled Face to Face, in which we interview captains of industry. This time around, CHARLEEN CLARKE goes face to face with Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the International Truck of the Year jury

Gavin Myers on 09/05/2018

Becoming a part of the business

Teralco Logistics and Scania South Africa have a mutual understanding and goal – to reach ever higher levels of success, writes GAVIN MYERS.

Mariska Morris on 08/10/2018

Fighting for the survival of BRT

With the bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in South Africa still relying heavily on subsidies and transporting far fewer passengers than their international peers, MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at the planned future of BRT in South Africa.

Focus on Transport on 08/10/2018

Irizar moves the goalposts

An all-new coach, based on award-winning design and technology, has been released onto the South African market. Meet the Irizar i6S Plus.

Focus on Transport on 08/10/2018

Volvo breaks into the semi-lux sector

Volvo Bus Southern Africa has partnered with MCV to manufacture luxury and semi-luxury coaches, which were showcased at the 2018 Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) Conference. FOCUS chatted to Volvo about its first vehicle in the semi-luxury sector with MCV