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Featured in Issue 5 2024

HEY, GOOD LOOKING!

Good truck design is not only about combining aesthetics with functionality; it’s also about maximising the vehicle’s energy efficiency and minimising CO2 emissions.

WHEN GOOD TRUCKERS GO BAD

A shocking book has revealed a gruesome pattern of women being murdered by truck drivers!

BYE BYE, DIESEL

More and more companies are shunning diesel. Porsche is one such firm. Together with its logistics partners, the sports car manufacturer is using six new electric heavy-duty trucks at its Zuffenhausen, Weissach, and Leipzig sites.

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LCV Sales

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses – at 10,334 units during May 2024 – recorded a decrease of 2,498 units, or a reduction of 19.5%, versus the 12,832 light commercial vehicles sold during May 2023.

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MCV Sales

Sales of medium commercial vehicles reflected an overall weak performance for May 2024 at 533 units. This was a decrease of 42 units, or 7.3% less than the 575 units sold in May 2023.

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HCV Sales

A total of 1,871 heavy trucks and buses were sold during May 2024, which is a 17.1% decline versus the 2,256 units sold in the corresponding month last year.

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Stig Hoffner works at Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), a state-owned Swedish mining company. The company mines iron ore at Kiruna and Malmberget in northern Sweden. Hoffner loves his job so much that he doesn’t want to retire. Why? Because he gets to drive Scania’s electric truck every day. Since late 2022, LKAB has used the truck at the company’s iron ore mine in Malmberget. The Scania 25P XT all-electric heavy tipper can carry 49 tonnes of load and transports residual products. Watch The Stig (sorry, we couldn’t resist that) and his truck in action here!

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