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Poised for greatness?

Poised for greatness?

Connotations of the Middle East abound, but the region is also poised to be a significant transport and logistics hub. It also offers its commuters some very interesting modes of transportation

 
Lending a (mutual) helping hand

Lending a (mutual) helping hand

South America is made up of developing and emerging markets. It’s not surprising, therefore, that various companies want to get in on the action. This region does, however, present numerous challenges … but original equipment manufacturers aren’t letting these get in the way.

 
The art of trucking

The art of trucking

Individualism expressed through one’s vehicle is becoming an important way to make a personal statement. But in Asia, says FARZANA CHAUMOO, it is taken to a higher level. Trucks light up the highways and offer a driving piece of artwork to anyone who’s lucky enough to see the moving highway show.

 
Pardon the dust

Pardon the dust

When it comes to trucking, there’s a small chance of the conversation going past durability, economy, delivery deadlines, uncomfortable sleeping arrangements and unforgiving motorists. However, says FARZANA CHAUMOO, there’s also an exciting side to the world of trucking: truck racing.

   
Of Cossacks, comrades and cold …

Of Cossacks, comrades and cold …

Since the Iron Curtain rusted away, the huge continent behind it has been exposed to the West and, what was previously hidden from us, is now available for scrutiny. KIM KEMP “steppes” into this once forbidden territory to see what the Russian automotive fraternity looks like today …

 
OZtentatious on every level …

OZtentatious on every level …

Gone are striped prison garb and shackled chain gangs working along the roadside, and in are huge truck tractors shackled to multi-axle trailers – veritable road trains – thundering through the vast expanse of the Australian Outback. KIM KEMP braves wombats, kangaroos and flies (well, figuratively) to investigate what happens in the famous Australian road train fraternity …

 
The truck stops here

The truck stops here

In South Africa, our long-haul truckers are lucky to get the use of a shower and a breakfast at a Wimpy, or some other franchised outlet, when they pull into a truck stop. But, in the United States, a veritable industry has sprung up alongside the network of highways traversing the huge continent. KIM KEMP (metaphorically) climbs behind the wheel of a North American long-haul truck and looks at what’s on offer at the myriad facilities dotted along the major trucking routes.

   
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