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 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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February 9, 2018

Powerstar now in it for the long haul

While the Powerstar brand of Ever Star Industries performed exceptionally well in 2017, Ever Star Industries still has big plans for 2018 – from...

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February 4, 2018

Tale of typewriters and a terrific bakkie!

Did you know that Mercedes-Benz used to make a bakkie long, long ago? And that Mercedes (sans Benz) made a typewriter? CHARLEEN CLARKE travels...

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February 3, 2018

Driveline dilemma!

Solutrans was expected to be all about e-mobility, and, of course, this subject did feature prominently – But it wasn’t the sole star of...

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February 2, 2018

Questions around the UK’s truck platoon trial

In 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) is set to run a £8,1-million (R152-million) truck platooning test. While similar tests have run successfully in other...

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February 1, 2018

A new winner for SA!

Iveco has brought (one of) its Truck of the Year winners to South Africa – the all-new Eurocargo! Iveco will be opening up the...

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February 1, 2018

Chaos for hauliers at Zim borders

Transporting goods to, or through, Zimbabwe has become more expensive, time consuming and dangerous for transporters since the amendment to the Zimbabwean Customs and...

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