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Voyage to the bottom of the sea (well almost…)

Voyage to the bottom of the sea (well almost…)

Our intrepid international correspondent, SHAUN CONNORS, braves life, limb and an irradiated brain to test-drive a Supacat lifeboat.

 
Mercedes-Benz on a winning streak

Mercedes-Benz on a winning streak

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles is the envy of many local truck and bus manufacturers... and for good reason. Whether the market in its totality rises or falls, Mercedes-Benz continues to dominate the commercial vehicle sector.

 
Mediums on a march

Mediums on a march

Despite a threat to its market share position from the extra-heavy segment, the medium commercial vehicle (MCV) sector has stood its ground. FRANK BEETON discusses why.

 
Testing the waters

Testing the waters

If you live or work in the city of Johannesburg, you’re sure to to have noticed Johannesburg Water vehicles buzzing around. FOCUS chats to the municipal utility about meeting public expectations.

   
Oh what a fabulous body!

Oh what a fabulous body!

Transporters are well aware of how the right trailer, tanker or truck body can add value to an operator’s business. STUART MOIR discovers that a truck isn’t up to much without the trailer it’s pulling.

 
The fire inside

The fire inside

In the first of a two-part series, JAKE VENTER explains the basics of combustion.

 
Driver healthcare hits the road

Driver healthcare hits the road

Driver wellness has emerged at the forefront of many issues often swept under the carpet. Imagine a young family travelling to Durban on holiday with their new-born baby girl. An exhausted truck driver smashes into their car after falling asleep at the wheel, crushing the vehicle and, with it, the entire family. The baby’s grandparents have lost two beloved children and will never see their first grandchild take her first steps. The driver is permanently disabled. STUART MOIR attends the N3 Toll Concession’s (N3TC) Driver Wellness Day, which aims to help prevent just such a scenario.

   
“Crippling” tolls on agenda

“Crippling” tolls on agenda

The potentially crippling toll fees mooted by the South African National Road Agency Ltd (SANRAL) will be high on the agenda at this year’s Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention.

 
Are those skid marks?

Are those skid marks?

Skid marks... telltale signs that something went badly wrong. STUART MOIR explores the role of tyre manufacturers, service providers and fleet managers in ensuring that tyres are correctly maintained.

 
Stepping up

Stepping up

Climate change is not only a very real threat; it is changing the way the world does business. South Africa’s top 100 JSE-listed companies are already reporting their carbon footprints, and it will not be long before all industries will need to follow suit.

   

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