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Much ado about bussing

Much ado about bussing

The 2014 national conference of the Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) brought some very interesting points to light – notably that the local bus industry is not performing! Here are some highlights.

 
Hino's new people carrier

Hino's new people carrier

Backed by Hino reliability and strength, the Hino 300 bus range brings a low-cost, medium-sized people carrier to market. FOCUS finds out more about this exciting new range

 
Tyre management for mass transport

Tyre management for mass transport

Max T Solutions was present at the 2014 South African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) National Conference, promoting its Total Tyre Management (TTM) philosophy. Not only is TTM suited to truck fleets, but it also holds clear benefits for bus operators.

 
Dealing with DORA

Dealing with DORA

Current legislation is making it impossible for bus operators to ensure the profitability and survival of their businesses. But how bad is the situation, exactly?

   
GABS' mover and shaker

GABS' mover and shaker

Our annual Captains of Industry features are usually included in the December issue … But we simply had to make an exception after a wonderful meet-and-greet lunch at the Golden Arrow Bus Services’ (GABS) head office, with the company’s chief executive officer, Nic Cronjé.

 
Easy cruising

Easy cruising

While the conventional cruise control system is useful in preventing diver fatigue, it does have its shortcomings. A new system from Daimler could be the answer, as FRANK BEETON reports.

 
A word from the converted

A word from the converted

The Cape Town MyCiti bus rapid transit (BRT) system appears to be among the more efficient and friendly available to South Africa’s commuters. FOCUS speaks to a recently converted Capetonian, who is full of praise for the system.

   
Wrightbus: now the complete bus builder

Wrightbus: now the complete bus builder

The company that supplies the new-generation of London buses, Wrightbus, is now expanding its operation, reports FRANK BEETON.

 
On track with ZF

On track with ZF

The new ZF EcoLife gearbox is a sterling example of modern electronic technology and mechanical engineering brought together for improved performance – both on the road and at the pumps, discovers GAVIN MYERS

 
V is for VIP versatility

V is for VIP versatility

Mercedes-Benz states that it is redefining the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with the new V-Class. JACO DE KLERK takes a look at this youngest member of the star emblazoned people-movers

   

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