Author:focus-on-transport

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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No silver bullet for a sustainable future

No silver bullet for a sustainable future April 20, 2021 While DAF is actively exploring and even testing hydrogen combustion engines, it would be a huge mistake to throw away all the benefits of the combustion engine. Ron Borsboom, executive director product development at DAF, tells GIANENRICO GRIFFINI that hydrogen is only one part of DAF’s activities within the field of sustainability … Although DAF hasn’t always been considered a trendsetter in future technologies within the European truck industry, there […]

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Rolling towards a greener tomorrow?

Rolling towards a greener tomorrow? April 20, 2021 Last year saw significant global changes to the transport industry, some more temporary than others. We set our sights on Europe to see how the pandemic is affecting the continent. According to the European Federation for Transport and Environment, commonly referred to as Transport and Environment (T&E), fears of airborne infection have reduced passenger numbers on buses, trams and trains across Europe. A survey found that Spaniards feel more insecure in public […]

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On board with growth

On board with growth April 20, 2021 The forestry industry plays an important role in the global economy and has a significant influence on our lives and environment. These are some of the developments moving this sector forward. The trend has been explored in an article “Forestry 4.0: a framework for the forest supply chain toward Industry 4.0” by Yan Feng and Jean-François Audy, writing in the Brazilian journal Management & Production. “With the rapid advancement of digital technologies, the […]

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Ensure you don’t get burnt

Ensure you don’t get burnt April 20, 2021 The importance of insurance can’t be overstated. It protects not only a company’s assets, but its sustainability as a whole. Here we delve into ways you could reduce your premiums and mitigate risks. The non-governmental organisation information portal ArriveAlive.co.za aptly states that technology is changing everything around us. “It affects how we live our lives, communicate, drive and even manage our financial affairs. It is only fair to expect that technology will […]

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Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics

Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics April 20, 2021 Two of the best-known names in the global transport industry – MiX Telematics and Imperial – have announced a strategic business partnership. This comes at a time when reliable and efficient transport has never been more important. MiX Telematics, a leading global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of connected fleet management solutions, has announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for Imperial, a leading African-focused provider of integrated market access […]

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