Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

February 19, 2019

Why you might want to steer from the rear

In the search for ultimate trucking efficiency, it would make sense that both the horse and the trailer, as a unit, should run as...

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February 19, 2019

When transportation becomes hazardous

GAVIN MYERS explores how some of the leading specialised transporters manage the risky business of moving dangerous and hazardous goods. With the sheer number...

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February 19, 2019

Cleaner engines – better protection

Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are extending service intervals to double what they once were. The question is: how have extended motor-oil drain intervals...

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February 19, 2019

Start – first time – every time

A battery is one of the most important automotive components – it is responsible for engine start-up as well as the reliable operation of...

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February 19, 2019

Tyres – back to basics

For a truck tyre, the only contact with the ground is a contact surface area equal to three hands, or an A4 piece of...

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February 19, 2019

Warehousing key to battling e-commerce

As e-commerce continues to grow and reinforces consumers’ expectations of fast, convenient delivery of goods, effective warehousing could be key to keeping logistics and...

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February 19, 2019

Best of Frenemies go head to head

It’s the large-van battle we’ve all been waiting for! CATHAL DOYLE of Fleet Magazine, pits the all-new, all-Mercedes-Benz Sprinter against the all-new, all-Volkswagen Crafter. Divorce...

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February 19, 2019

New Act devastates Tanzanian transport operators

Tanzanian transport operators fear that, with a new Act implemented across East Africa, traffic through the Tanzanian Dar es Salaam port could be redirected...

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February 19, 2019

Making buses number one

FOCUS finds out about the current challenges faced by the commuter-bus industry According to Statistics South Africa’s National Household Travel Survey, 10,2 percent of...

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December 12, 2018

Leading the charge to change

Jasper Hafkamp, executive director of Daimler Trucks and Buses (DTB) Southern Africa, has held the position for two and a half years now with...

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December 12, 2018

Face to face with MAN’s Joachim Drees

This month, we go face to face with Joachim Drees, cEO of MAN Truck & Bus. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports South Africa is officially in...

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December 12, 2018

Digging in deeply

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has (finally) expanded its range of Unimog specialised trucks in South Africa, with a model designed specifically for the agricultural sector. GAVIN...

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