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Bei Ben goes modern

Bei Ben goes modern

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON reports on the launch of a new series of Chinese Bei Ben trucks, investigates a new form of all-wheel drive technology, notes some signs of recovery in the American truck market, details some new DAF multi-wheelers, and ponders on the EU’s attitude to Mergers and Acquisitions…

 
A new era dawns for road transport regulation

A new era dawns for road transport regulation

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON delves deeper into the Performance Based Standards system that recently migrated to SA from Australia, ponders on the emergence of Asian trucks as a world force, describes Hino’s latest Australian flagship, and reports on Voith’s Magnetarder

 
Kenworth vigorously defends its Aussie dominance

Kenworth vigorously defends its Aussie dominance

In his monthly review of global news for local truckers, FRANK BEETON unpacks Kenworth’s proactive strategy to defend its dominance of the Australian extra heavy market, reviews two recent Iveco launches, is surprised by UD’s final disengagement from its erstwhile “parent”, Nissan, and notes a new Chinese approach to vehicle specifications.

 
Is Daimler (quietly) stalking Iveco?

Is Daimler (quietly) stalking Iveco?

In his monthly review of global events of interest to local truckers, FRANK BEETON reports on some intriguing rumours currently doing the rounds, updates on important joint ventures, and encouraging signs from Asian markets.

   
Scania forges first links with Volkswagen group partners

Scania forges first links with Volkswagen group partners

Ever on the lookout for global events that may influence the future direction of the local trucking scene, FRANK BEETON reports on important developments within the Volkswagen family, a stalled European market, and a little-known Finnish truck manufacturer.

 
How the tough survive

How the tough survive

This month we look into the slightly bizarre race between General Motors and Ford to develop the “most powerful heavy-duty diesel pickup”. On the market front FRANK BEETON reports on the growing trend toward joint ventures that take advantage of rapidly expanding developing country markets by reporting on Iveco’s moves into China.

 
Volvo’s global engine family spreads

Volvo’s global engine family spreads

For the inside track on where some of the world’s leading manufacturers are deciding to position their manufacturing capacity look no further than FRANK BEETON’S insightful overview this month.

   
Partnerships take centre stage

Partnerships take centre stage

Focus has scoured the globe to bring you the most current, up to date industry news. Details of new releases, moves by big industry players into China, and lots more...

 
Global truck families bed down

Global truck families bed down

This month FRANK BEETON explores how UD’s revised Quon and new Condor PK point to a significant step forward in Volvo’s plans for a “global engine family”. We take a closer look at Fuso’s new super-big “Super Great” (the next step in Daimler’s plans for a “global heavy-duty engine platform”?) and the implications for South Africa’s Amalgamated Automobile Distributors of China’s Beiqi Foton Motor Company joint venture with Cummins.

 
Power plays

Power plays

In this issue of FOCUS, Frank Beeton explores the complexities of the General Motors-Isuzu Truck relationship, introduces Volvo’s new construction-specific FMX – and updates us on who’s leading the field in producing the “most powerful truck of the year”.

   

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