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Delivering the bare necessities

Delivering the bare necessities

The law of supply and demand is an absolute constant in everyday life. We see something we like and we buy it. After a while, the stock runs out and it needs replenishing. Sounds easy enough, but what about the company charged with keeping the shelves stocked, so we can have our daily dose of retail therapy? GERHARD HORN takes a look behind the scenes.

 
Revealed: world’s largest storage facility!

Revealed: world’s largest storage facility!

It’s one of the most fascinating logistics centres on this planet. We are referring to the Germersheim Global Logistics Centre (GLC), the world’s largest storage facility (within the automotive sector). A whopping 325 truckloads leave the GLC each and every day...

 
Permits please!

Permits please!

Delivering more freight per load at lower cost-per-ton than conventional rigs, PBS vehicles (or Smart Trucks as they’re now called) are redefining the way bulk commodities are moved by road both locally and abroad. If you’re a truck owner, you may be wondering how one gets to run such a rig. PAUL COLLINGS investigates the roll-out of Smart Truck permits in South Africa and discovers that it’s not an entirely "closed shop".

 
Safety first!

Safety first!

Chevron South Africa, the supplier and distributor of Caltex fuels and lubricants, has made dramatic improvements to its professional driver standards over the past six years.

   
Meet the fab new Fuso

Meet the fab new Fuso

The new Fuso offers features such as Euro 2 engines, improved driver comfort and even better fuel economy.

 
MAN, what a show

MAN, what a show

Visitors to MAN’s stand at the IAA are in for a feast of trucking technology from across the globe. CHARLEEN CLARKE travelled to Munich for a sneak preview...

 
Dangerous territory

Dangerous territory

SHAUN CONNORS, our intrepid hero English adventurer, visits Finland where he is mercilessly attacked by the world’s most dangerous creature while gallavanting in one of Sisu’s latest high mobility trucks.

   
“V” is for victory

“V” is for victory

South Africa is manufacturing and exporting one of the leading mine-protected vehicles in the world. CAITLYN MOONY takes a closer look at the RG31 and the company that manufactures it.

 
The UD Trucks era beckons

The UD Trucks era beckons

As of 8 September, Nissan Diesel South Africa will be known as UD Trucks Southern Africa. The implementation of the new name and brand will be rolled out to the company’s dealer network across the Southern African region during the next eight months.

 
Putting the cart before the horse

Putting the cart before the horse

With a “green” carbon tax soon to be implemented on certain classes of vehicles including double cabs and small bakkies what is the outlook for the success of the tax? And, all things considered, does it actually make sense?

   

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