Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

June 14, 2018

Harambee BRT service endures amid protests and delays

The City of Ekurhuleni launched the Harambee bus rapid transit (BRT) service in October 2017. It was, however, suspended abruptly. How does the municipality...

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June 7, 2018

A segment growing in sophistication

We speak to two prominent players in the local medium commercial vehicle (MCV) segment to find out how it is faring at the moment....

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June 5, 2018

Happy anniversary, Iveco SA!

Flair and passion, as only the Italians could do it, combined with some hands-on, local gees, have driven Iveco’s South African journey over the...

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May 14, 2018

Renschler on a roll!

Andreas Renschler and Volkswagen Truck & Bus are really in the news! This has been a long time coming. So much was expected of...

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May 14, 2018

eHighways – a real possibility

Electric vehicles (EVs) play an important part in reducing carbon emissions. However, with large, expensive battery packs, companies are scrambling to develop charging alternatives...

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May 14, 2018

Different solutions for different needs

JARLATH SWEENEY, editor-in-chief of Irish magazine Fleet Transport, attended the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) conference on Powertrain Options for Commercial Vehicles, and found...

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May 14, 2018

Demystifying warranties and service contracts

What happens with a vehicle’s warranty and service or maintenance contract when it is sold on?  To begin with, it is important to distinguish...

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May 14, 2018

Land reforms: a FOCUS on SA and Zim Agriculture

The agricultural sectors in South Africa and Zimbabwe are hot news items right now, but can South Africa learn from Zimbabwe’s mistakes, and how...

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May 10, 2018

Excitement grows for Nampo 2018

Nampo Harvest Day 2018 is all set to be a knock-out show. Not a year goes by where the FOCUS team misses the annual...

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May 10, 2018

Desert dancers!

The all-new Actros and Arocs will be launched in South Africa in May and September this year respectively. CHARLEEN CLARKE jetted to Dubai to...

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May 10, 2018

All the van you’re likely to need

Not the tulips, canals and amazing architecture, nor the red lights and abundance of coffee shops and nightspots, could compare to the main reason...

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May 10, 2018

Testing for a deadly disease

Long-distance truck drivers who engage in intercourse with female sex workers, operating along the main highways in South Africa, are vulnerable to contracting HIV/Aids....

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