Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

March 16, 2018

With the rising sun

For 40 years, Isuzu has been producing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in South Africa. With the announcement by General Motors (GM) that it would...

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March 16, 2018

Mobile home overload

While not strictly of interest to the readers of FOCUS, Gavin Myers was able to visit the 2018 Caravan, Motor, Touristik (CMT) show in Stuttgart,...

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March 15, 2018

The men, the motors, the legend

“I do believe in the horse. The automobile is no more than a transitory phenomenon”, is the quote (attributed to Emperor Wilhelm II of...

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March 15, 2018

Sprinter makes its debut

The long-awaited Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has made its debut! CHARLEEN CLARKE travelled to Duisburg, Germany, for the world premiere of this highly anticipated new van....

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March 15, 2018

Time to rethink your insurance plan

What are the financial risks attached to global insurance programmes for fleet owners with cross-border operations? WILLIAM GEORGE finds out. There are several financial...

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March 15, 2018

Budget 2018: definitely not business friendly

While the 2018 Budget was reasonably sound, it didn’t do nearly enough to promote economic growth in South Africa, writes CHARLEEN CLARKE. Econometrix has...

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March 14, 2018

Drivers need ongoing support and training

With more than 5 500 permanently employed drivers on its books, Innovative Staffing Solutions (iSS) has developed comprehensive training, as well as systems and...

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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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