Author:focus-on-transport

Revealed: why training counts

Revealed: why training counts May 27, 2021 Driver training is arguably the single biggest intervention that can be made to reduce South Africa’s high road accident rate. One wouldn’t think this needs to be said to the transport industry itself. After all, it’s an industry that suffers the most from accidents. Yet it is often seen as being part of the problem. Some 16 000 people die on roads each year and 62% of the accidents involve trucks. Arnoux Maré, founder […]

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Cybertruck hits one million pre-orders!

Cybertruck hits one million pre-orders! May 27, 2021 Although only a new entrant in Tesla’s electric vehicle models, the Cybertruck continues to attract interest from potential buyers. The market enthusiasm surrounding the model has resulted in a pre-order milestone, beating other Tesla vehicle deliveries in recent years. According to data acquired by Finbold, as of May 25, 2021, the estimated Cybertruck reservations were 1,08 million. The figure is more than the 866 750 total vehicles delivered by Tesla between 2019 and […]

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New MAN Truck Generation wins two iF DESIGN AWARDS

New MAN Truck Generation wins two iF DESIGN AWARDS May 24, 2021 The new MAN Truck Generation – which launches in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2021 – is impressing critics and customers alike with its outstanding design! At the coveted iF DESIGN AWARD, the design functionality of the MAN TGX was recognised. The entire new truck range also impressed the jury of experts with its choice of materials and colours. The number of applicants for the coveted […]

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“Speed is part of innovation”

“Speed is part of innovation” May 17, 2021 What do intralogistics manufacturers have to improve, what role do start-ups play, and how has the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award developed? THILO JÖRGL talks to Gordon Riske, chairman of the board of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) Material Handling and Intralogistics Association. Gordon Riske – who is also CEO of the Kion Group – attended the Ifoy Test Days for the very first time […]

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Thermo King approves fossil-free diesel fuel

Thermo King approves fossil-free diesel fuel May 17, 2021 Thermo King, one of the leading companies in transport temperature control solutions, has given the thumbs up to the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The use of HVO fuel offers a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter pollution, with no loss in engine performance in comparison to fossil fuels. Thermo King, a brand of Trane Technologies, has announced that it approves the use of HVO fossil-free, diesel […]

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Total’s engine oil technology: approved by truck manufacturers

Total’s engine oil technology: approved by truck manufacturers May 17, 2021 With premium products and tailor-made solutions to increase your operational efficiency, TOTAL increases uptime and lowers maintenance costs, thanks to its TOTAL RUBIA premium engine oil range, tested in real-life conditions during fleet tests that are approved by heavy vehicle manufacturers. These product approvals mean that TOTAL RUBIA products are 100% compatible with the engine technology of various truck manufacturers. TOTAL develops tailor-made lubricants in its state-of-the-art research and […]

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Fuel from waste: freighters powered with used oil from restaurants

Fuel from waste: freighters powered with used oil from restaurants May 17, 2021 Volkswagen Group Logistics is using certified fuel from vegetable residues for new car shipments. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants. The next time you’re sitting in a restaurant and enjoying fried fish and chips, consider this: the oil in which your fish and chips were fried could be powering a ship one day! That’s precisely what Volkswagen Group Logistics is doing. […]

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Volvo has a goliath of a truck launch!

Volvo has a goliath of a truck launch! May 14, 2021 Volvo Trucks South Africa has officially launched four new-generation heavy-duty trucks, the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX. The launch is the biggest in the company’s history. They were introduced by comedian Jason Goliath, who also drove a truck for the very first time! The days of actual truck launches are but a distant memory. In keeping with this trend, Volvo decided on a digital approach last month when […]

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Heavy commercial vehicles on a hefty rise?

Heavy commercial vehicles on a hefty rise? May 14, 2021 The global heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) market generated revenue of US$365 billion (more than R5 252 billion) in 2019 and will reach a value of US$560 billion (more than R8 058 billion) by 2030, at a compound annual growth rate of 4,4%. We examine what’s leading to this rise. The statistic was provided by InsightSlice, an American market intelligence and strategy consulting company, in its piece “The Global Heavy-Duty Truck […]

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Ambitious plans for greener trucking

Ambitious plans for greener trucking May 14, 2021 South Africa simply doesn’t have the necessary infrastructure to roll out electric trucks or those that run on alternative fuels on a large scale, just yet. But we needn’t feel too bad … Europe also has a way to go. The northern hemisphere does have a plan in place, however. Will we catch up or lag behind forever? Diesel still dominated the European Union’s (EU’s) truck registrations in terms of market share […]

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