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

Focus on Transport on 08/10/2018

MAN flaunts its first, stylish BRT bus

MAN Automotive South Africa launched two new product offerings for the bus sector at the 2018 Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) Conference and it did not disappoint. It showcased elegant vehicles that will make everyone want to use public transport.

Focus on Transport on 08/10/2018

MCV flexes its muscles at Saboa

The proudly South African commercial vehicle manufacturer had its luxury MCV 600 and semi-luxury MCV S140N on display at the 2018 Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) Conference to showcase its new range.

Focus on Transport on 08/10/2018

Coaches, commerce and policy at Saboa

The annual Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) Conference highlighted some key concerns for the industry in the coming years – from wage negotiations to global tariff wars. FOCUS investigated

Charleen Clarke on 08/08/2018

MAN to wow visitors at IAA

I have just returned from Berlin, where MAN gave journalists an exclusive preview into what the company has up its Bavarian sleeve for this year’s IAA. I think it is fair to say that IAA visitors will be in for a treat.

Charleen Clarke on 08/08/2018

ZF shows the future!

I have seen the future of transport – and it’s looking fabulous!

Focus on Transport on 08/08/2018

India paves road to a trillion-rand transport industry

The Indian transport industry is expected to increase to R2,8 trillion in value within two years – with the potential to create three-million new jobs by 2022. To prepare, the first-ever cargo policy will be introduced and the maximum axle load of heavy vehicles will be increased by 20 percent

Jarlath Sweeney on 08/07/2018

Adding passion to performance

“Many envious eyes were directed towards us as we motored along the challenging route,” writes JARLATH SWEENEY, editor of Ireland’s Fleet Magazine, about a very special, customised Ford Transit.

Gavin Myers on 08/07/2018

Check out this blinged-up bakkie!

If you don’t do bling, you will hate this new bakkie. CHARLEEN CLARKE, on the other hand, absolutely adores it.

Gavin Myers on 08/07/2018

Can SA finally address its transport challenges?

More than 630 delegates descended on the council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre during July for the 37th annual Southern African Transport Conference. GAVIN MYERS was one of them

Focus on Transport on 08/07/2018

Construction sector looking up

The confidence level in South Africa’s construction industry plummeted to 17-year lows in 2017. In 2018, it was estimated that the industry could look forward to moderate growth. Nkosini Ngwenya finds out if this has been the case, and what the effect has been on the commercial-vehicle industry.

Focus on Transport on 08/06/2018

Part replacement pitfalls to avoid

Eventually, every vehicle needs at least one part replaced, which can easily become a time-consuming, expensive activity. FOCUS lists a few considerations to make the process easier.

Focus on Transport on 08/06/2018

Man and machine in harmony

Connected this, Internet of Things that ... The face of the logistics supply chain is becoming increasingly digital. Does that mean that things are fundamentally better? Do services automatically take a leap forward? How is the human factor affected? FOCUS finds out

Focus on Transport on 08/06/2018

Fuelled up for transport!

A humble, focused, hands-on lady, Nona Chili is guiding Makwande Supply and Distribution to be an important player in the local fuel-distribution sector. That she has a trusted partner like Scania South Africa at her side doesn’t hurt, eithe

Focus on Transport on 08/06/2018

Doing more with less

The heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) segment sits in an interesting space, with more than 120 model variations offered locally. That means a lot of jockeying for market share – in a segment that is currently declining.

Charleen Clarke on 08/06/2018

Face to face with Claes Nilsson!

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 Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks.

Focus Reporter on 08/02/2018

Making every kilometre count

The coal transport industry is not for the faint of heart. To succeed requires grit, determination, astute business acumen and, importantly, a reliable and efficient fleet of trucks.

Focus Reporter on 07/12/2018

Old tyres – ticking time bomb?

Can a tyre expire and, if so, should vehicles and warehouses be checked to identify any potentially aged tyres that might constitute a problem? LIANA SHAW investigates

Focus Reporter on 07/12/2018

Following up on fleet management

The South African fleet-management industry has kicked off 2018 with a bang. FOCUS finds out what the major players have to crow about

Focus Reporter on 07/12/2018

Secret to a superb fleet

Well known for its role in transporting hazardous goods, Cargo Carriers also moves steel, sugar and mining aggregates and offers supply chain solutions. With such a diverse portfolio, how does this operator keep on top of it all?