Author:charleen-clarke

Daimler celebrates 60 years in SA with limited edition Fuso

Daimler celebrates 60 years in SA with limited edition Fuso November 16, 2022 Back in 1962, the first L Type Mercedes-Benz truck rolled off the production assembly line in East London. Today, that plant is regarded as one of the cornerstones of Daimler’s Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) production facilities outside of Germany. And a special edition Fuso Canter has been produced to mark the company’s diamond anniversary. Daimler Truck Southern Africa’s (DTSA’s) assembly plant in East London is celebrating 60 years […]

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Volksbus Yabantu is born!

Volksbus Yabantu is born! November 15, 2022 An all-new bus – the Volksbus Yabantu – has been launched in South Africa. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports that this bus is truly unique, because it is the only VW bus in the world that was designed in Germany and is being built in Olifantsfontein. In the world of transport, it’s rare to come across a truly unique product. Sure, some products are highly innovative. Others have impressive new features. But a totally unique […]

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Revealed: the future for e-commerce in South Africa

Revealed: the future for e-commerce in South Africa November 7, 2022 South Africa’s largest privately-owned logistics provider, City Logistics, has acquired 100% of Fastway Couriers South Africa with private equity fund manager Clearwater Capital. On the back of this, CHARLEEN CLARKE speaks to City Logistics CEO Ryan Gaines about the transaction, as well as the future of e-commerce in South Africa. Let’s kick off with some background to your Fastway Couriers acquisition, starting with City Logistics. We know that it […]

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Under fire!

Under fire! September 15, 2022 Our industry, its trucks, and its drivers are under fire. This has massive consequences… Crime in South Africa is something that we’re used to – which is completely and utterly wrong. Much like the frog in the boiling water, it’s become part of our daily lives. We’re not jumping out as the water heats up, because we’re so accustomed to it. Some people even think it’s normal. It is not. Things are quite different in […]

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Zero emissions to the fore

Zero emissions to the fore October 12, 2022 The IAA Transportation 2022, which took place last month, was an all-new iteration of the show, covering the entire transport and logistics spectrum. CHARLEEN CLARKE travelled to Hannover, Germany, to explore the latest transport technology – and discovered an overwhelming obsession with zero emissions. While South Africans fret about load shedding, crime, and unemployment, the global agenda is somewhat different: it’s all about zero emissions. At the IAA – organised by the […]

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Iveco wows IAA crowds

Iveco wows IAA crowds October 6, 2022 Iveco stunned visitors to the IAA Transportation with a host of new product launches and an order for 2 000 eDaily chassis cabs. CHARLEEN CLARKE attended the company’s press conference and toured the stand, which boasted multiple innovations. From innovative vehicles demonstrating the future of mobility to vehicles harking back to Iveco’s history… there was something for everyone on the Iveco stand. A whopping 17 vehicles were present inside the hall to demonstrate the […]

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eActros LongHaul sneak peek for IToY jury

eActros LongHaul sneak peek for IToY jury October 6, 2022 Members of the International Truck of the Year jury recently travelled to Wörth, Germany, for a world first: a “sneak peek” at the Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul. CHARLEEN CLARKE was there. Given the fact that the event took place before the world reveal at the IAA Transportation exhibition in Hannover, Germany, security was at a high; jury members even had the camera lenses on their mobile telephones sealed with security stickers. […]

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Are SA truck operators ready for e-trucks?

Are SA truck operators ready for e-trucks? September 7, 2022 Electric trucks are the name of the game all over the world, but what about here in South Africa? Are truck operators ready? Daimler Truck Southern Africa seems to think so… Daimler has already tested an electric truck in this country, namely the eCanter. Following that evaluation, the company will embark on further testing of an upgraded version the current eCanter.  According to Michael Dietz, CEO of Daimler Truck Southern […]

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World launch of Next Generation eCanter takes place in Japan

World launch of Next Generation eCanter takes place in Japan September 7, 2022 The world launch of the Next Generation eCanter – produced by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation – has taken place in Japan. Significantly, the new truck now comes with a modular battery concept, meaning a variety of ranges are up for grabs. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports. Operators can choose between one, two or three batteries. The eCanter with one battery with a rated capacity of 41 kWh […]

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Celebrating transport’s leading ladies!

Celebrating transport’s leading ladies! August 10, 2022 Each August, South Africa celebrates Women’s Month. What better time to pay tribute to some of the leading ladies of transport and logistics? While there are still more men than women employed in the field of transport and logistics in South Africa, more and more members of the fairer sex are entering this sector of industry. We would like to pay tribute to some of these women. These are seven women who are […]

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