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Featured in Issue 3 2024

Face to face with the 2024 Dakar winner!

One of the advantages of serving on the International Truck of the Year jury is the fact that it really opens doors. In this case, it opened the door to the Dakar-winning Iveco piloted by Martin Macík, who was one of an incredible seven Iveco drivers who finished in the Top 10 at the Dakar this year!

Innovation and sustainability in action

While UD Trucks may be a company with a long legacy and a fascinating history, it is obsessed with two decidedly contemporary issues, namely innovation and sustainability, as STEFAN PERTZ* and CHARLEEN CLARKE discover on a trip to Japan.

X-Series wins Truck of the Year Australasia 2024

The new Western Star X-Series is the 2024 Truck of the Year Australasia! It has emerged victorious after edging out competition from Scania and Volvo.

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LCV Sales

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses – at 14,626 units during March 2024 – recorded a decline of 916 units, or a loss of 5.9%, versus the 15,542 light commercial vehicles sold during March 2023.

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MCV Sales

Sales of medium commercial vehicles – at 726 in March 2024 – declined by 136 units, or -15.8% versus the 862 units sold in March 2023.

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HCV Sales

A total of 2,064 heavy commercial vehicles were told in March 2024 – 2.1% more than the 2,109 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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