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Electric booms as diesel is banned

Electric booms as diesel is banned

Beijing, the capital of China, plans to ban older diesel trucks from the city in 2019 – and that’s only the beginning. MARISKA MORRIS reports on the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market in China

 
OTM, what’s all the fuss about?

OTM, what’s all the fuss about?

October is Transport Month during which the Department of Transport (DoT) will remind us about road safety and boast about some of its achievements over the last 12 months. NKOSINI NGWENYA asks whether there is anything worth boasting about

 
The new CV show in town

The new CV show in town

For the past four years, South African commercial vehicle owners and enthusiasts have lacked any large-scale trade shows that speak to their interests. The Futuroad Expo, co-located with Automechanika Johannesburg, aimed to remedy that. The FOCUS team went along to see what it offered

 
Tata stars at Futuroad!

Tata stars at Futuroad!

Tata was undoubtedly the star of the show at Futuroad 2017, with the launch of a new business utility vehicle, a visit from the Indian High Commissioner to South Africa and a platinum award under its belt by the conclusion of the exhibition. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports

   
Sustainability and connectivity to the fore!

Sustainability and connectivity to the fore!

Scania’s stand at Futuroad centred around the complete sustainable transport solution that the company offers. CHARLEEN CLARKE caught up with three men at the helm of the company during the exhibition, and discovered that, thanks to advances in sustainability and connectivity, transport as we know it is about to change

 
The mirror-finish components displayed by Maxe at Futuroad attracted a lot of attention.

As strong as steel

South African supplier of automotive accessories, Maxe, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. We visited the company’s stand at the Futuroad 2017 expo to find out the secrets of its success

 
Tiaan van Wyk (SAC graphic designer) and Andre Walters (marketing manager) show off the exhibit.

SAC soars!

SAC Trucks has been renamed SAC Commercial Parts. CHARLEEN CLARKE caught up with the company’s CEO, Heinrich Lategan, at Automechanika, to ask him about the reasoning behind the name change

   
A glimpse of what the future holds for SA transport

A glimpse of what the future holds for SA transport

The Road Freight Association (RFA) Operations Conference took place at Futuroad 2017. It offered delegates insight into improving transport operations and a glimpse into the future of the South African transport industry. MARISKA MORRIS reports

 
Cool Technology for refrigerated trailers

Cool Technology for refrigerated trailers

Technology drives the refrigerated trailer sector by providing the latest cooling solutions to ensure the safety of goods and the sustainability of refrigeration fleet businesses. WILLIAM GEORGE finds out about some of the latest solutions 

 
From horse shoes to trailer big boots

From horse shoes to trailer big boots

Schmitz Cargobull, one of the biggest trailer companies in the world, made big news in this country earlier this year when it acquired 33 percent of South African trailer maker, GRW Holdings. This year it is also celebrating its 125th anniversary. CHARLEEN CLARKE travelled to Altenberge where it all began

   

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