Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

May 9, 2018

From specialised to Leatherman trailers

GAVIN MYERS explores the transport of specialised, oversized and abnormal loads. In a world where trailers are designed to fulfil a dedicated role, it’s...

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May 9, 2018

Save costs, invest in high-quality oils

Some suggest that there is a direct correlation between the cost of lubricants and overall truck maintenance costs. WILLIAM GEORGE explores the topic to...

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May 8, 2018

Magic at the fork in the road

Scania South Africa is a company that likes to work with forward thinkers – so partnering with the Reinhardt Transport Group in its Commercial...

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May 1, 2018

Germany transports for free!

The German government hopes to reduce air pollution by cutting the number of private vehicles on the roads and implementing free public transport. WILLIAM...

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April 12, 2018

Is profit taking precedence over passengers’ safety?

How do the working conditions and behaviour of minibus-taxi drivers in Johannesburg affect the lives of their passengers? We look at the ongoing study...

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April 11, 2018

Australasia transport in perspective

New Zealand puts out a safety alert for almost 3 000 truck trailers, builds new roads and edges towards an electric future, while Australia lags...

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April 11, 2018

XT: Scania’s new “Range Hero”

Jarlath Sweeney, from Fleet Transport, drives Scania’s new “Xtra Tough” range of construction-oriented vehicles. It was inevitable that Scania would introduce its own construction-orientated...

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April 11, 2018

Breaks according to needs, not to law

Mexican truck drivers have to manage 1 800 km of loneliness when driving between Tijuana or Mexicali and the southern tip of the peninsula,...

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April 11, 2018

Technology that puts customer convenience first

Technology remains the biggest disruptor in the transport industry. FOCUS looks at current and new technology that threatens to change how the transport industry...

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April 11, 2018

Stronger than steel

It is often thought that steel is stronger than aluminium. However, with the correct manufacturing approach, aluminium rims can be stronger, lighter and better...

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April 11, 2018

CLA for construction

MAN Automotive has refreshed its CLA model range, and is specifically targeting the construction industry. GAVIN MYERS joined the team as it introduced the...

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April 10, 2018

LCVs greener on the other side

More companies are turning to environmentally friendly options when selecting their vehicles, and the international light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment is one of the...

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