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Front and kerb mirrors: redundant!

Front and kerb mirrors: redundant!

Dutch company Orlaco, which develops and produces high-quality camera and monitor systems for a wide variety of vehicles and vessels, has negated the need for truck manufacturers to equip their vehicles with mirrors…

 
Shell Lubricants market leader for tenth year in a row

Shell Lubricants market leader for tenth year in a row

Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with 11,6 percent market share, according to Kline & Company’s Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell Lubricants has been named the number one global lubricants supplier.

 
Russian rule in South America

Russians rule in South America

Two Kamaz teams, piloted by Eduard Nikolaev and Dmitry Sotnikov, took the first and second place spots in the truck category of the 2017 Dakar event on Saturday, January 14, making it the 14th win for the Russian team.

 
Mercedes-Benz does the robot dance

Mercedes-Benz does the robot dance

Regular readers of FOCUS may remember Charleen Clarke’s report on the future of the van, dubbed adVANce, as seen through the eyes of Mercedes-Benz. One of the concepts discussed was the so-called “mothership”, developed in conjunction with Starship Technologies – the world’s leading start-up company for the development of ground-based, autonomous delivery robots.

   
Aiming for united trade

Aiming for united trade

As the United Kingdom (UK) figures out how to negotiate the Brexit waters, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has shown support for the prime minister’s vision of a “tariff-free and frictionless trade” with the European Union (EU) and ambitious free-trade agreements with other partners globally.

 
PTV Group opens its first branch office in Africa

PTV Group opens its first branch office in Africa

The well-known software solutions and consulting company, PTV Group, announced on January 18 that it will be expanding its reach into Africa.

 
Hilux tops for 44 years

Hilux tops for 44 years

A total of 35 428 sales during 2016 allowed the Toyota Hilux to make history by achieving sales leadership in South Africa for the 44th time, in the past 47 years. It was also the 37th year, in an unbroken run since 1980, that the Toyota brand has grabbed the number-one sales spot in South Africa.

   
No more lip service!

No more lip service!

In the wake of the increased road death toll over the 2016/17 festive season, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) says that the death toll will continue to rise in the absence of proper, actionable strategies.

 
Ford prioritises electric

Ford prioritises electric

Ford has released details on seven of the 13 new global electric vehicles (EVs) it plans to introduce in the next five years, and the brand’s commercial vehicles feature prominently; including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup, and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

 
CILTSA to host Africa Forum 2017

CILTSA to host Africa Forum 2017

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) will host the CILT Africa Forum 2017, which takes place at Montecasino, Johannesburg, from March 28 to 31. The event is set to attract 250 high-level delegates from more than 15 African countries.

   
The PetLounge takes gold

The PetLounge takes gold

The PetLounge, an initiative of BidAir Cargo, has received the Gold Medal at the 28th annual Logistics Achiever Awards. What does it do? It moves more than 40 000 pets domestically every year, on kulula.com and British Airways flights, to and from secure, air-conditioned PetLounges at local airports.

 
Graduate does VWSA proud

Graduate does VWSA proud

Twenty-five-year-old Cuan George has been honoured as the 2016 South African recipient of the Volkswagen "Best Trainee Award", joining 45 of his peers from 19 countries to be honoured by the Volkswagen Group.

 
Volvo reveals world’s longest bus

Volvo reveals world’s longest bus

Imagine it: a bi-articulated bus of 30-m long with capacity for up to 300 people. Those are the specs of the new Volvo Gran Artic 300 – the largest bus in the world. 

   
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