Charleen Clarke on 08/05/2019

Busworld 2019: bring it on!

Busworld 2019 is going to be sensational! It’s going to be jam-packed with buses, coaches and minibuses, featuring the very latest technology. Well, that certainly applies to the MAN stand, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers

Charleen Clarke on 08/02/2019

Ducato goes electric

Fiat has lifted the lid on its Ducato electric, which will be launched in 2020.

Charleen Clarke on 08/02/2019

Meet the mother of all slab transporters!

Kamag Transporttechnik – a German company that specialises in the production of industrial vehicles, modular transporters and vehicles for terminal logistics – was recently called upon to produce a very special slab transporter for steel giant ArcelorMittal. The vehicle was 71-m long, it carried a payload of 150 t, and it had a gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 150 t.

Charleen Clarke on 08/02/2019

No ICE in this ice-cream van

Picture an ice-cream van. Its diesel engine is running, while excited kids gather around. While the van thrills those kids with delight, it has the opposite effect on environmentalists ... because of all those emissions going into our atmosphere.

Focus on Transport on 08/02/2019

Construction’s extra-tough champ!

Whether a hard-working tipper, flexible skip loader, robust concrete mixer or rough-road hauler, the type of application for which a vehicle is best-suited elicits different challenges and requirements – which is where tailored solutions offered by Scania’s heavy-duty XT range fit perfectly

Focus on Transport on 08/02/2019

Turning plastic into diesel

Global petroleum company BP has signed an agreement to buy diesel manufactured from plastic, highlighting the vital roles that innovation and technology play in driving the world’s transition to a lower-carbon future

Mariska Morris on 08/01/2019

Caring for the first line of defence

Braking systems on commercial vehicles are, arguably, one of the most important components as they help prevent accidents. They are, however, under tremendous stress. MARISKA MORRIS investigates how to take care of braking systems

Mariska Morris on 08/01/2019

Next chapter in efficient transport

As technology continuously improves transport processes, ensuring efficiency within the supply chain is the next step in reducing transport costs. MARISKA MORRIS reports

Focus on Transport on 08/01/2019

Making a difference

Although she hadn’t contemplated a career in the motor industry, 20 years after joining Mercedes-Benz, Maretha Gerber finds herself heading up the brand’s trucking business

Mariska Morris on 08/01/2019

Conquering low confidence in construction

Confidence in the civil engineering industry is down, which means fewer opportunities for construction companies. How will this impact on vehicle sales for original equipment manufacturers? MARISKA MORRIS investigates

Charleen Clarke on 07/31/2019

Crafter: excellence personified!

The Volkswagen Crafter is fully imported from Wrzesnia, Poland, and, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers, it must be one of the country’s finest exports

Focus on Transport on 07/31/2019

South Africa unprepared for disruptive technology

The impact of disruptive technology on the transport industry was a key theme at the 2019 Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), which was held in Pretoria in July. FOCUS reports

Liana Shaw on 07/31/2019

Stagnant economy impacts heavy-vehicle sales

A sluggish economy, coupled with a rise in the number of violent attacks on trucks, especially along the N3 highway, are being cited as primary reasons for the dip in the sales of heavy-duty vehicles. Will this trend continue? LIANA SHAW investigates

Wanita Wallace on 07/31/2019

Day of the driverless truck?

Imagine this ... no sooner have goods been packaged for transportation than an autonomous-drive, long-haul truck slots into position at the loading dock, waits as the cargo is quickly and efficiently transferred, then checks out digitally and heads for the highway... WANITA WALLACE reports on the future of transport in the making

Wynter Murdoch on 07/31/2019

Maximising the Maximus

The latest version of Korean truck manufacturer Daewoo’s Maximus KL3TX 6x4 tractor is scheduled to star at the official launch of the brand next month at the Futuroad Expo at Automechanika Johannesburg. FOCUS offers insights into what drives the Tata-owned nameplate.

Jarlath Sweeney on 07/30/2019

Face to face with Heinz-Jürgen Löw

This month, JARLATH SWEENEY goes face to face with one of the most experienced commercial vehicle executives in the business, Heinz-Jürgen Löw, board member for sales and marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Mike Fitzmaurice on 07/30/2019

Reducing cross-border transit risks

While cross-border freight-transit risks need to be effectively managed, costs associated with lengthy delays at customs points need to be reduced. Fesarta has identified the IRU TIR Carnet as the only possible solution that will address the issue effectively

Wanita Wallace on 07/30/2019

Appetite for destruction

Despite promises by government that it will resolve truck violence, terror continues to reign along the country’s main trade corridors. Local truck drivers fear losing their lives for doing their jobs, while transport operators face financial ruin. WANITA WALLACE reports

Wynter Murdoch on 07/30/2019

Mazda eschews the workhorse

In terms of Mazda’s new global strategy, the brand is committed to delivering premium-quality vehicles aimed at moving the needle for brand value. Among new products scheduled is a replacement for the BT-50 bakkie – which won’t include a workhorse

Focus on Transport on 07/08/2019

Evolution of the bus body

Front and rear modules of modern buses are two of the most visible indicators of styling changes in the sector – but transformation has occurred in other areas of the structure, too

Charleen Clarke on 07/04/2019

Scania takes urban transport to the NXT level

Scania has lifted the lid on the NXT, an electric self-driving urban concept vehicle, which ferries commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivers goods during the day and collects refuse at night.

Charleen Clarke on 07/04/2019

OSG launches innovative digital display

Israeli glass fabricator Oran Safety Glass (OSG) has launched ScreeneX glass-embedded digital displays, which – when fitted to buses and trains – make the most of valuable, but unutilised, real estate in transport and retail, namely glass windows, doors and partitions.

Charleen Clarke on 07/04/2019

History is made!

The first cab-less, electric truck – Einride’s T-pod – has driven on a public road! The ground-breaking event took place at DB Schenker’s facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The T-pod will be used to transport goods between a warehouse and terminal at the facility.

Mariska Morris on 07/04/2019

Less waste with better transport

With food waste one of the biggest contributors to the global carbon footprint, transport operators might have the opportunity to help save the environment with better food-transportation processes. MARISKA MORRIS reports