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One day left to apply for fully funded professional training

One day left to apply for fully funded professional training

Only one day remains for applicants to take advantage of the fully funded professional training programme for women in transport and logistics, as offered by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA).

 
Toyota SA puts R42-million into training

Toyota SA puts R42-million into training

On Tuesday (August 8), Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) announced the creation of the Toyota Empowerment Trust (TET), which has been set up to focus on skills and enterprise-development initiatives in the automotive industry.

 
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EXCLUSIVE! We drive the Hino 500 Series!

FOCUS editorial director Charleen Clarke has just returned from Japan, where she drove the new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab. Although she was part of a group of journalists visiting Hino, Clarke was the ONLY journalist permitted to drive the new truck, which will be available in South Africa at the end of 2017 (local production starts in November). As such, we are able to bring you this EXCLUSIVE report on the new range…

 
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Don’t miss the inaugural Futuroad expo

Since the termination of the former Johannesburg Truck and Bus Show, local commercial vehicle operators and enthusiasts have been left wanting for such a trade show. The first edition of Futuroad Johannesburg aims to remedy this.

   
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No more sleepless nights over tyres

On Wednesday (August 2) TrenTyre, in partnership with Goodyear South Africa, launched its FleetFirst tyre management solution, which aims to reduce the downtime and total cost of ownership for fleet owners and managers.

 
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Shell SA introduces Dynaflex

Shell South Africa has launched its Dynaflex technology – a new additive for Shell Diesel Extra 50-ppm diesel – designed to aid in enhancing performance, protection and engine cleaning.

 
Radical economic transformation mooted at TASA launch

Radical economic transformation mooted at TASA launch

Emerging transport operators have lots of challenges. Now, a new association, called the Emerging Truckers Association of South Africa (TASA), has been established – and it aims to address many of these issues.

   
Changan’s third-generation Star begins to shine

Changan’s third-generation Star begins to shine

JMC South Africa, the distributor of the Changan Star mini truck, has launched to market the third-generation Star with a selection of eight one-tonne models starting at a very reasonable R139 990.

 
Another week, another warranty from MAN

Another week, another warranty from MAN

Last week we reported on a special-offer warranty from MAN Automotive on the Volkswagen Constellation range. Now, in celebration of a decade on the local market with the CLA, MAN is offering a three-year/300 000 km warranty on this model.

 
Transport-sector cyber security

Transport-sector cyber security

Cisco has released the 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report, which, for the first time, includes findings related to the transport sector.  

   
And then there was X!

And then there was X!

The concept Mercedes-Benz X-Class, dubbed the first pickup from a premium manufacturer, has created an aura of excitement and anticipation over the last couple of years – now the production version is finally here!  

 
MAN Automotive’s maintenance plan offer

A special maintenance plan for VW trucks

All Volkswagen (VW) Constellation truck models purchased from MAN Automotive are set to receive a free three-year/180 000 km maintenance plan. This special package is designed to support operators that are struggling to cope with the current economic climate.

 
Schmitz Cargobull acquires GRW shareholding

Schmitz Cargobull acquires GRW shareholding

Schmitz Cargobull, a leading company in the European trailer sector, has acquired a 33-percent share in South African trailer and tanker manufacturer, GRW Holdings.

   

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