Author:focus-on-transport

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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Lower viscosity oils provide marked benefits

Lower viscosity oils provide marked benefits August 15, 2020 Fuel represents a significant portion of a fleet’s total cost of ownership (TCO). Good driver behaviour, correct tyre pressure, reduced trailer height/load and adjustment of the roof-mounted air deflector to reduce aerodynamic drag can all help to reduce these costs, but the central importance of oils and lubricants can sometimes be overlooked. ROWAN WATT-PRINGLE investigates The effective use of the correct lubricants can significantly reduce a fleet’s fuel costs and fleet […]

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Hilton Logistics goes the extra mile in the Daewoo Maximus

Hilton Logistics goes the extra mile in the Daewoo Maximus August 15, 2020 Hilton Logistics has welcomed 10 Daewoo 7548 Maximus trucks into its growing fleet, having found them to be well-suited to the company’s core business of providing logistics and warehousing solutions to the mining and industrial sectors “Our decision was based on the excellent vehicle performance and after-sales support from Daewoo Trucks,” says Hilton Logistics founder Louis Moodley. “Our drivers have previous experience operating trucks with similar drivetrains, […]

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Women: much needed in the trucking industry

Women: much needed in the trucking industry August 15, 2020 Trucking might be a heavily male-dominated profession, but that doesn’t mean that women should be overlooked. As we celebrate national Women’s Month, we discover that there are many benefits to having a driver of the fairer sex Roads would be much safer if more women were hired for trucking jobs. This is the conclusion reached by British researchers, according to a HealthDay article by Steven Reinberg, “Women Are Much Safer […]

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Trucks you can trust to keep you moving

Trucks you can trust to keep you moving August 15, 2020 As South Africa fights against the global downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, ROWAN WATT-PRINGLE speaks to Maretha Gerber, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks at Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA), to find out how the company is keeping the country moving during ongoing national restrictions. Mercedes-Benz Trucks (MBT) prides itself on producing and distributing “trucks you can trust” and Gerber says that by taking the initiative proactively alongside […]

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Transist Bureau rocks!

Transist Bureau rocks! August 15, 2020 The Transist Bureau has been doing a sensational job of helping transport operators avoid the pitfalls associated with cross-border transport. We salute it! The Transist Bureau – which was established in 2019 – provides assistance in dealing with harassment from law enforcement agencies, helps with the release of vehicles wrongfully impounded at the border posts, and lobbies with border management and revenue authorities to improve the efficiency at the regional border posts. Over the […]

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Digital transformation of transportation & logistics industry in its infancy

Digital transformation of transportation & logistics industry in its infancy August 5, 2020 The transportation and logistics (T&L) industry has observed steady growth for more than 10 years and is now worth more than R5,2-trillion. The industry is facing three major challenges – agility, sustainability and visibility – which companies operating in the industry are hoping to address through digital transformation. In its latest report, “The Digital Transformation of Transportation and Logistics”, Lux Research highlights the most compelling use cases […]

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