Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our monthly features are designed to cover the core areas of interest within the commercial transport industry.

August 7, 2019

Stagnant economy impacts heavy-vehicle sales

A sluggish economy, coupled with a rise in the number of violent attacks on trucks, especially along the N3 highway, are being cited as...

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August 7, 2019

South Africa unprepared for disruptive technology

The impact of disruptive technology on the transport industry was a key theme at the 2019 Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), which was held...

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August 7, 2019

Conquering low confidence in construction

Confidence in the civil engineering industry is down, which means fewer opportunities for construction companies. How will this impact on vehicle sales for original...

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August 7, 2019

Making a difference

Although she hadn’t contemplated a career in the motor industry, 20 years after joining Mercedes-Benz, Maretha Gerber finds herself heading up the brand’s trucking...

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August 7, 2019

‘You need nerves of steel’

Being a woman in what is traditionally regarded as a man’s world is not without its challenges. Lise Van der Berg, founder and CEO...

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August 7, 2019

Next chapter in efficient transport

As technology continuously improves transport processes, ensuring efficiency within the supply chain is the next step in reducing transport costs. MARISKA MORRIS reports Technology,...

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August 7, 2019

Caring for the first line of defence

Braking systems on commercial vehicles are, arguably, one of the most important components as they help prevent accidents. They are, however, under tremendous stress....

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August 7, 2019

Turning plastic into diesel

Global petroleum company BP has signed an agreement to buy diesel manufactured from plastic, highlighting the vital roles that innovation and technology play in...

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August 7, 2019

‘We are customer-focused’

There’s a new man at the helm of DAF. He comes into the company at a time that it is achieving record after record....

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August 7, 2019

Busworld 2019: bring it on!

Busworld 2019 is going to be sensational! It’s going to be jam-packed with buses, coaches and minibuses, featuring the very latest technology. Well, that...

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July 30, 2019

Appetite for destruction

Despite promises by government that it will resolve truck violence, terror continues to reign along the country’s main trade corridors. Local truck drivers fear...

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July 30, 2019

Mazda eschews the workhorse

In terms of Mazda’s new global strategy, the brand is committed to delivering premium-quality vehicles aimed at moving the needle for brand value. Among...

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