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Making history!

Making history!

FOCUS was recently invited to the German town of Magdeburg to witness a world first: a Mercedes-Benz Actros that drives itself. I decided that this momentous occasion was deserving of a very special article. So brace yourself for what I believe is another world first – an interview with a truck!

 
Pleased as Punch! FOCUS editor Charleen Clarke took to the road with a 170 t heavyweight … and didn’t break anything.

Going BIG!

I recently jumped at the chance to attend the world launch of the Mercedes-Benz SLT, the heavyweight star of that particular trucking family. Little did I know what lay ahead …

 
Back to school

Back to school

Regular readers of FOCUS know, by now, that I have committed to getting my truck driver’s licence. Getting an appointment to write my learner’s proved to be an enormous challenge … and little did I know of the stress that lay ahead!

 
KDG Logistics launches a “gamechanger”

KDG Logistics launches a “gamechanger”

Last month I jetted off to Durban to meet a new contender in the commercial vehicle sector. As we know, the South African roads are seeing more and more trucks as the rail network fails to deliver … This situation is only exacerbated by the fact that new trucks are driven on our roads from assembly plants to stockyards and dealerships

   
Scania CEO, Martin Lundstedt, allegedly purchased a “substantial” number of Scania shares just three weeks prior to a Volkswagen share offer.

Revealed: Skeletons in the VW/ Scania/MAN closet!

Things are extremely interesting at Volkswagen right now. The rumour-mongers are having a field day, with accusations of insider trading and poaching of senior executives flying fast and furious …

 
Key players in the FOCUS editor’s quest to go trucking! From left: Janke van Jaarsveld (IDes Driving Academy), Alexander Taftman (Scania), Charleen Clarke (FOCUS), John Nelson (Scania) and Shane September (Scania).

Trucking on ...

I have discovered that it takes time, patience, comfortable shoes and tenacity to get a truck driver’s licence. Oh, a sense of humour is helpful too ...

 
FOCUS makes history!

FOCUS makes history!

I am delighted to announce THE most significant event in the history of this magazine. The event to which I allude is also momentous for the South African trucking industry …

   
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