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 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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February 1, 2018

A tale of tolls

At the Bakwena N1N4 toll concession, a mere 18 staff members are responsible for 385 km of the N1 north and N4 west highways....

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February 1, 2018

Like muscles in the body

A vehicle’s transmission works hard and can take a beating from inexperienced drivers, often resulting in it needing to be reconditioned or rebuilt. WILLIAM...

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February 1, 2018

North West eager for new transport system

North West is one of the latest provinces to introduce plans of integrated transport through bus rapid transit (BRT). This follows  KwaZulu-Natal’s plans to...

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January 31, 2018

Redefining “entry level”

Mercedes-Benz has the ambition to be the number one manufacturer in the South African bus market. To do so, it is boosting the structure...

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