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On a roll

On a roll

Tyres are among the most important consumables on a truck. That explains why tyre manufacturers are under constant pressure to make them smaller (to reduce platform height and increase payload), give them higher speed ratings, increase their life, lower their rolling resistance, produce less noise, have enhanced wet road holding and be retreadable more often, writes JAKE VENTER.

 
In constant communication

In constant communication

Although vehicle tracking technology has been around for a quite a while, it has changed significantly over the last few years. These advancements have allowed the technology to become both an indispensable risk and fleet management tool. GG VAN ROOYEN looks at how the latest technology assists operators in managing their fleets.

 
A life on the road

A life on the road

What better way to learn about the ins and outs of the trucking industry than to drive a truck oneself? This is exactly what Marius de Lange, owner of Cadman Carriers, has done, and with eight months’ owner-driver experience now under his belt, he’s learnt enough about trucking life to keep him – and his trucking business – on the road.

 
A greener solution

A greener solution

Public transport has long been toted as one of the answers to greenhouse gas emissions – the more people riding a bus, the fewer cars on the road. However, bus manufacturers have not stopped there, instead choosing to focus on developing the most sustainable transport solutions attainable through modern technology.

   
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Industry’s top companies named

Which companies are at the top of the game within the transport industry? All has been revealed, with the announcement of the 2009 Focus on Excellence Awards finalists...

 
Tough times for trailers

Tough times for trailers

Since the turn of the millennium, the trailer industry has enjoyed a number of very positive years. But like virtually every other sector of the economy, it has experienced a severe reversal of fortunes over the last 18 months. GG VAN ROOYEN examines the current state of the industry.

 
From wood to wheel

From wood to wheel

In a joint project with organisations like the European Union, the Swedish Energy Agency, various fuel companies and the transport industry, Volvo Trucks recently launched a project aimed at establishing the viability of dimethyl ether (DME) as a biofuel.

   
Got milk?

Got milk?

The days of the milk man delivering milk to our doors might be long gone, but we still rely on the delivery of fresh milk to our supermarkets, each and every day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

FOCUS chats to Douglasdale Dairy about maintaining the cold chain and keeping the milk flowing.

 
Shooting at buses

Shooting at buses

After a slow start, Johannesburg’s first phase of bus rapid transit (BRT) finally came online in late August, three months later than originally planned. But the city’s excitement over the new public transport system was to be short lived as BRT buses came under fire – literally.
 
Is Diesel dead?

Is Diesel dead?

Much is said and written about alternative fuels. But, as CHARLEEN CLARKE notes, the diesel engine still has considerable merit.

All over the planet, manufacturers are rushing to introduce hybrids, electrically powered vehicles or vehicles powered by alternative fuels. And yes, these concepts all have considerable merit. However, it would be a mistake to forget about the lowly diesel.

   

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Vic Oliver One of this country’s most respected commercial vehicle industry authorities.
Vaughan Mostert Through Hopping Off, Mostert leaves readers with some parting food for thought as he continues his push for change in the local public transport industry.
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