Author:focus-on-transport

Crisis for Brazilian truck industry!

Crisis for Brazilian truck industry! April 28, 2021 By Marcos Villela Covid-19 has made its mark in countries all over the world, not the least of which is Brazil, where the pandemic has crippled the truck industry. Things literally ground to a halt recently – as Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Scania all shut their factories. There was a concern about the lack of parts, but the fact is that the collapse of the Brazilian health system was the main factor […]

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REVEALED: the ridiculously weak passwords used in logistics and transportation

REVEALED: the ridiculously weak passwords used in logistics and transportation April 28, 2021 According to research, logistics and transportation industries’ employees use shockingly weak passwords! This is revealed by new research by NordPass. This is obviously very bad news: weak passwords make it very easy for hackers to access accounts! These are the top 10 passwords in the logistics and transportation industries: Company name* password 123456 aaron431 Company name01* Company name123* Xxx company name* LinkedIn Company name123* Company name1* * […]

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Ford to build electric LCV in Romania

Ford to build electric LCV in Romania April 28, 2021 Ford has revealed that it will invest $300 million (roughly R4,3 billion) to build a new light commercial vehicle (LCV) in 2023 at its Craiova Assembly Plant in Romania, including an all-electric version due to debut in 2024 – the first all-electric Ford volume vehicle to be built in Romania. “Ford’s Craiova operations have a strong record of delivering world-class competitiveness and flexibility. Our plan to build this new LCV […]

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WARNING: The wages of your motorcycle drivers may be WRONG!

WARNING: The wages of your motorcycle drivers may be WRONG! April 28, 2021 Motorcycle drivers delivering goods ranging from groceries to clothing have become ubiquitous on South Africa’s roads, especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The question that arises is: are these drivers part of the wholesale and retail sector, or are they part of the road freight and logistics industry? The answer could have important implications for wholesale and retail employers in terms of salary costs. It […]

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Iveco developing autonomous trucks

Iveco developing autonomous trucks April 20, 2021 Iveco has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Plus, a leading global autonomous trucking company, to jointly develop autonomous trucks. Under the terms of the non-binding MOU, Iveco and Plus will integrate Iveco’s latest-generation S-Way heavy-duty truck with the PlusDrive full-stack autonomous driving system. The cooperation will also explore using Iveco’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine system to power the jointly developed autonomous trucks. The partnership combines Iveco’s expertise in heavy-duty truck […]

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Toyota’s Akio Toyoda named 2021 World Car Person of The Year

Toyota’s Akio Toyoda named 2021 World Car Person of The Year April 20, 2021 Ninety-three distinguished international journalists on the World Car Awards jury panel – including FOCUS editorial director Charleen Clarke – have voted Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, as the 2021 World Car Person of the Year. In 2020, under his leadership, Toyota remained profitable, despite Covid-19, thus protecting jobs worldwide. He has maintained Toyota’s pace of development towards the connected, autonomous, shared and […]

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G’Day Australia! eCanter launched Down Under

G’Day Australia! eCanter launched Down Under April 20, 2021 Fuso has launched Daimler Trucks’ first series-produced e-Truck in Australia. A launch event was held in Melbourne recently to showcase the pioneering eCanter light-duty vehicle. With this rollout, the eCanter will soon be operating in customer hands in a fourth major region, following Japan, Europe and the USA. The eCanter for Australia is shipped from European production in Tramagal, Portugal, and comes with the same standard specifications as the models currently […]

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Infrastructure needed to go green

Infrastructure needed to go green April 20, 2021 Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11 000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42 000 by 2030. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) made this call to the European Commission in a joint letter on April 13. Given that there are currently close to zero truck-specific charging stations in operation, these targets are […]

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Ctrack takes guesswork out of fleet management

Ctrack takes guesswork out of fleet management April 20, 2021 Overseeing, optimising and successfully managing a large fleet is a complex task. Decision-makers want to ensure that their fleet operations remain efficient, that costs are kept to a minimum and most importantly, that customers are satisfied with the service offered. A tried and tested fleet management solution such as Ctrack can help transport operators achieve these objectives. Ctrack helps customers unlock better diagnostics, supports compliance reporting and provides tailormade analytics […]

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Finding business tough? Help is at hand

Finding business tough? Help is at hand April 20, 2021 There’s never been a more challenging time to run a business in South Africa. A contracting economy and the pandemic have combined to create a perfect storm. For transport operators, this has meant placing an emphasis on cost containment more than ever before… Just over a year ago, life as we know it in South Africa changed. The country’s lockdown – one of the toughest in the world – kicked […]

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