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Deutsche Post DHL acquired StreetScooter in 2014, and the company is replacing 30 000 of its conventional delivery vans with these electric vehicles.

Too little, too late?

Electric was the name of the game at this year’s IAA ... but is it a case of too little, too late?

 
Tale of two cities (and one truck)

Tale of two cities (and one truck)

Scania’s next-generation truck has finally been launched! The company did so in grand style, showing it for the very first time at the Grand Palais in Paris. One week later, members of the International Truck of the Year jury were invited to Södertälje to put the new truck to the test. I was incredibly privileged to join both gatherings.

 
Daimler makes history!

Daimler makes history!

It’s not very often that I witness history in the making, but that’s exactly what transpired recently in Stuttgart...

 
Dumping drivers and diesel!

Dumping drivers and diesel!

Imagine a future where transport operators don’t need drivers, or diesel! Does this sound like a pipe dream? It’s not. And it’s just around the corner, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers

   
Lies, lies and more lies!

Lies, lies and more lies!

Politics can be a strange thing. As I write this, the world is reeling in shock – thanks to the much-maligned Brexit. Meanwhile, European truck makers fear something equally scary: the introduction of an emissions tax. The two phenomena – Brexit and the tax – have something in common: a “distortion” of the truth ...

 
Fifteen people died when a taxi and a truck collided head-on, on the R41 in Randfontein, during April.

Trucks of terror – really?

The National Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, says minibuses and trucks are to blame for the deaths on our roads. Really?

 
Kobus van Zyl, executive director Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (left), and Abdul Tayob, chief executive of Bakers, celebrate the 101-truck deal.

Howdy partner

My friends tell me that I am naïve. They are spot-on right. I’m a real fan of old-fashioned values – loyalty, for instance. And I am delighted to report that it’s alive and well at one South African transport operator ...

   

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