Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

November 14, 2018

Tariffs must rise

The increasing cost of fuel, labour and input costs in the commuter-bus sector is not being satisfied by government subsidies or inflation on ticket...

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November 14, 2018

BYD’s bold European expansion plans turn from dream to reality

In little more than five years, a battery and vehicle manufacturer from China has gone from nowhere to top-seller in the European electric-bus market. It’s now...

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November 7, 2018

Celebrating 150 years (and some mighty fast trucks)

Tata Group didn’t start out as a vehicle-manufacturing company. However, this is perhaps what it’s best known for in South Africa. It has also...

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October 18, 2018

In a state of delay…

The implementation of Integrated Public Transport Networks (IPTNs) in South Africa has proved difficult for most of the 13 cities that embarked on the...

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October 18, 2018

Stepping into the future with the UAE

There is no denying that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is living in the future with its smart cities and innovative approaches to transport...

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October 17, 2018

Cold alchemy 

COLIN BARNETT, group technical editor, Commercial Motor magazine, ponders if air could soon power our vehicles. What would you say if you were offered...

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October 17, 2018

Telematics innovation

We find out how to take full advantage of internet connectivity in transport. Soon after the commercialisation of vehicle tracking devices, South Africa became...

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October 17, 2018

Inspecting the grain at FDT

From innovations in packaging and labelling to certification and quality assurance, the food and beverage industry gathered at the Food and Drink Technology (FDT)...

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October 17, 2018

Mining opportunity

FOCUS attended Electra Mining Africa 2018 to bring you this year’s highlights At first impression it became clear that, despite the fall in commodities,...

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October 17, 2018

Hydro power of a fuel-efficient kind

A locally developed hydraulic-hybrid propulsion system has been launched. It could change the way vehicles are powered in the future – those running internal...

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October 16, 2018

Are additional lights a bright idea?

The increase in additional supplementary lighting on vehicles in South Africa has brought the legal implications of installing these into the spotlight. The Motor...

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October 16, 2018

On time with FMCG

What are distributors doing to remain relevant in the highly competitive world of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG)? Gareth Greathead finds out. FMCGs include everything...

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