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 28, 2018

A team to dominate Africa

A general force to be reckoned with, Team De Rooy Iveco once again proved its might in the toughest rally races on the planet....

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February 27, 2018

Drink coffee, power a bus

A London-based enterprise is turning coffee grinds into fuel to power up London buses. WILLIAM GEORGE looks at this initiative, other alternatives and the...

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February 27, 2018

Back to the basics of transporting petrochemicals

Covering the basics is always the most important aspect of approaching any big task, and hauling dangerous petrochemicals across a country or continent is...

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February 27, 2018

Can it carry the load?

The maintenance of a vehicle will differ depending on its application, age and condition. However, there are some basics that apply to all vehicles....

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February 27, 2018

Repair, replace or refund

WILLIAM GEORGE explores how the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) protects buyers of used vehicles and what they should look out for when purchasing a...

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February 27, 2018

A closer FOCUS on Trailers

The new and used vehicle market experienced various fluctuations in sales figures in 2017. Nkosini Ngwenya investigates how these may have impacted the trailer...

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February 26, 2018

Filter down to effective filtration

Filters are often replaced with cheaper alternatives. However, when it comes to your vehicle’s filters – cheaper definitely doesn’t equal cheerful. Just how many...

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February 26, 2018

People and places behind UD Trucks

UD Trucks Southern Africa has invested R30 million in upgrades to its assembly plant in Rosslyn. FOCUS had the opportunity to get an inside...

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February 26, 2018

PPC Slurry increases its Scania Mining Fleet

Scania South Africa recently hosted a handover ceremony at the PPC Slurry site in Mafikeng, North West Province. This partnership between Scania and PPC...

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February 26, 2018

Ford forges ahead

JARLATH SWEENEY, from fleet transport, attends the European launch of the new Ford Transit Custom panel van – and comes away impressed with how...

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February 26, 2018

Battle rages for the future of trade in Zimbabwe

Trading in southern Africa offers many challenges for transport companies, especially in politically unstable countries like Zimbabwe. Since the removal of former President Robert...

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February 23, 2018

More CNG buses for BRT

Bus manufacturers are constantly developing new solutions and technologies to help improve the public transport system. WILLIAM GEORGE looks at the increased use of...

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