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Making electric more versatile

Making electric more versatile

It may only sell in small numbers on local shores, but in Europe the Peugeot Partner rocks!

 
MAN will spearhead VW’s light-to-medium truck campaign.

11 years of fascinating industry development

In his final review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON revisits some of the key issues that have been covered over the past 11 years, and discusses possible outcomes for these subjects going forward

 
No, it’s not an Isuzu, its JMC’s new Conquer truck from China.

Culture of cloning

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON ponders on the Chinese obsession with Isuzu’s cab design, reports on new distribution arrangements for International in Australia, as well as a new MAN heavy model for the same market, and takes a look at Scania’s new International Truck of the Year award-winning R and S-Series vehicles

 
The association with Navistar International will give Volkswagen a solid base for participation in the North American truck market.

Volkswagen and Navistar: The deal is ON!

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON confirms that the much-rumoured relationship between Volkswagen (VW) and Navistar is finally materialising and ponders on some follow-up moves. He discusses some interesting differences in VW’s new stand-alone Crafter integral van, and describes an unusual multi-purpose vehicle for emerging markets designed by a Formula One icon

   
Pickup mixup

Pickup mixup

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON digs through some fascinating corporate realignments in the bakkie industry, describes the new EPA 2017-compliant engine family from Cummins, and reviews upcoming American emissions rules – which are likely to change the shape of trucking

 
Isuzu updates F-Series in Australia

Isuzu updates F-Series in Australia

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON takes a look at Isuzu’s latest F-Series revision for the Australian market, walks through the detail of Iveco’s latest Stralis family that includes a viable gas-fuelled long hauler, and ponders on the future of American trucks in South Africa

 
New Toyota Proace Van hits UK market

New Toyota Proace Van hits UK market

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON updates European van news; looks at the newest engine braking technology from Jacobs Vehicle Systems; discovers yet another cooperative arrangement between General Motors and Navistar; and comments on possible trucking implications of Volkswagen’s latest corporate strategic plan

 

   
Is Nikola one the future of long-distance trucking?

Is Nikola One the future of long-distance trucking?

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON takes a look at an important new direction for line-haul trucking, revives the Ford Cargo story with new developments, and discovers an interesting twist that almost changed Volvo’s South American strategy

 
Isuzu expands US market presence

Isuzu expands US market presence

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON records Isuzu’s plans to expand its presence in the important United States (US) truck market; reports on some new Sprinter developments and speculates that more may be on the way; unpacks Volvo’s latest publicity stunt; and details Eicher’s new entry to the Indian light truck market.

 
Exploring similarities between the UK and SA

Exploring similarities between the UK and SA

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON looks at some interesting changes that have manifested in the United Kingdom (UK) truck market, ponders on the local potential for truck platooning, and unpacks an interesting cooperative venture between Fiat and another vehicle manufacturer

   
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