Author:focus-on-transport

TruckStore: all about quality used commercial vehicles

TruckStore: all about quality used commercial vehicles September 21, 2020 As part of the Daimler family, TruckStore South Africa’s primary motivation has always been to build a strong value offering for its customers. ROWAN WATT-PRINGLE speaks to the head of TruckStore South Africa, Annelie van Rooyen, about how TruckStore and the used commercial vehicle (CV) market in general are adapting to the new economic landscape imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Specialising in buying and selling used trucks and trailers from […]

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Are your bases covered?

Are your bases covered? September 21, 2020 “Trucks are the lifeline of the South African economy.” This statement was reaffirmed during the national lockdown, as hauliers had us covered by delivering essential goods. But the coronavirus is just one of many risks they face … Damage of goods during transport and loss due to accident, theft or hijacking are just some of the additional risks transport operators face while delivering their essential services. The Hollard Insurance Group – one of […]

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Celebrating women

Celebrating women August 19, 2020 This Women’s Month Isuzu Motors South Africa is celebrating the women behind the Isuzu brand by shining a light on the incredible work which they do at the company. While Women’s Month commemorates the contributions which women have made to key milestones in South Africa’s history, it also provides an opportunity to honour the women who inspire us every day, says Denise van Huyssteen, corporate affairs executive at Isuzu Motors South Africa. As part of […]

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CCVS – China is catching up

CCVS – China is catching up August 17, 2020 If there is one thing the CCVS exhibition in the plagued “coronavirus city” of Wuhan proved, it is that the Chinese are rapidly making up the backlog they had in truck development and operation relative to countries in the Western world. Story by NIELS JANSEN. Photos by Vladimir Chekhuta Just before the outbreak of coronavirus that started in the Hubei province, the China Commercial Vehicle Show, or CCVS 2019 for short, […]

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History is made!

History is made! August 16, 2020 The 2020 International Truck of the Year – the new Actros – has arrived in South Africa and, as CHARLEEN CLARKE notes, this is a historic occasion! To the best of my knowledge this is the first time that South Africa is getting the International Truck of the Year in the year of its reign. Typically, we have to wait a couple of years. It’s great that the very best truck in the world […]

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Ebb and flow

Ebb and flow August 16, 2020 The current pandemic is putting a strain on all sectors across the globe. We take a look at how the heavy commercial vehicle industry is faring during this storm It has been a whirlwind year as 2020 has delivered its fair share of horrific surprises, the worst of these being the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has brought entire economies to a halt, claimed thousands of lives and affected millions more. The […]

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Unbeatable new generation meets unbeatable financial agility

Unbeatable new generation meets unbeatable financial agility August 15, 2020 Many operators are hesitant to purchase new trucks as an uncertain business environment threatens business confidence. Unprecedented business challenges are forcing fleet managers and business owners to rethink their traditional purchasing cycles. Scania South Africa is rethinking its business model to make upgrading financially easier “It’s now that the improved efficiencies leading to vital cost economies, offered by our New Generation trucks, will really make a difference,” says Mark Erasmus, […]

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Teched-up public transport

Teched-up public transport August 15, 2020 The world is moving towards digitalisation at an astounding rate. We look at how public transport can follow suit to ensure integrated, secure and modernised transport systems Commercial and passenger transport requires a network of upgrades and technological innovations at every step to become digitised, says Dr Kulwant Singh, an advisor at the Busworld Academy in India. “Digitalisation is the way forward. It can help increase the efficiency of passenger transport, enhance its quality, […]

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The next phase in refrigerated transport

The next phase in refrigerated transport August 15, 2020 The “TV show” launch of Thermo King’s new Advancer unit did not fail to entertain. But amusement was not the only thing on the agenda. As JACO DE KLERK discovered, the company’s latest transport control solution has much to offer On June 18, Thermo King, a brand of Trane Technologies, announced the Advancer – a disruptive new reimagining of the trailer refrigeration unit. “We invented the first-ever refrigerated transport unit more […]

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25 years and counting

25 years and counting August 15, 2020 25 years ago, a van that would go on to lend its name to a vehicle range with more than 1 000 variants launched on the market. Today, four million sales later (in 130 countries), the Sprinter still enjoys much acclaim Replacing the Mercedes-Benz T1 series, the Sprinter was available as models 208 D/308 D, 212 D/312 D and 214/314. These were powered by diesel engines OM 601 D 23 and OM 602 DE 29 LA as well as the four-cylinder petrol engine M 111 E 23. […]

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