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How to avoid the silent killers on South African roads

How to avoid the silent killers on South African roads

It has been reported by the global organisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others, that truck drivers – especially long-haul drivers – work under physically demanding conditions.

 
Cummins celebrates 70 years in Africa

Cummins celebrates 70 years in Africa

On Wednesday, February 1, the Cummins South Africa regional office celebrated 70 years of distribution in Africa.

 
FAW celebrates a valiant 2016

FAW celebrates a valiant 2016

FAW recently held its annual conference for dealer sales and service representatives in Johannesburg.

 
Big data could futureproof public transport

Big data could futureproof public transport

Harry van Huyssteen, transport industry subject matter expert, sales and service management, T-Systems South Africa, explains that the unique challenges in the field of public transport could be accelerated by smartly applying technology.

   
Corruption audits must prove successful

Corruption audits must prove successful

The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has welcomed the suspension of 70 officials for corruption at six vehicle testing centres in Gauteng.

 
Eqstra introduces the only accredited course in refrigeration units

Eqstra introduces accredited course in refrigeration units

A lack of formalised training relating to refrigeration units has prompted Eqstra Flexi Fleet, a division of Eqstra Fleet Management and Logistics, to introduce a new training course; which is specifically designed to equip qualified auto-electricians and diesel mechanics to work on refrigeration units fitted on cold chain vehicles.

 
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.

   
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