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February 19, 2019

Honda shows its Autonomous Work Vehicle at CES 2019

I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. What a cool event! There was a lot of amazing stuff...

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February 19, 2019

Scania supplies trucks for e-highways

Scania is supplying 15 trucks for trials on German e-highways this year. Trials will initially commence in Hessen along the A5 Autobahn, where the...

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February 19, 2019

MAN hits the water!

FOCUS readers associate MAN with vans, trucks and buses. However, the company is now also focusing on the Asian luxury yacht market. Specifically, it...

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February 19, 2019

Volvo’s Nilsson retires

Claes Nilsson, executive vice president of the Volvo Group and president of Volvo Trucks, has announced his retirement. Nilsson has visited South Africa many...

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December 12, 2018

Schmitz Cargobull debuts swap box with electric refrigeration unit

We’re all talking about e-mobility. I’m certainly writing about it all the time in this column. And e-trucks are almost becoming a dime a...

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December 12, 2018

Iveco triumphs at the Truck Racing Championship!

Iveco has been crowned the overall winner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2018. Team Hahn’s Jochen Hahn, driving his Iveco Stralis, was...

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October 18, 2018

Eicher marches on

Having entered the South African market during 2016 and launched its first vehicle 14 months ago, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has seen higher...

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October 18, 2018

Renault tosses its hat into the electric ring — again

I’ve been writing about electric trucks a lot this year. In fact, I hardly ever pen a Global Focus column that does not contain...

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October 18, 2018

Hail the F-Max, the Hagia Sophia of trucks!

By now you will have heard the news: the F-Max from Ford Trucks is the 2019 International Truck of the Year (IToY)! This announcement...

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September 12, 2018

MAN at IAA: feast of trucking technology!

MAN has a treat of trucking innovations in store for visitors to the IAA this month. These are in addition to the bus, coach...

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September 12, 2018

Driverless trucks ready to hit the highway!

Highway maintenance personnel take their lives into their own hands – quite literally – when working on German highways. As we all know, many...

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September 12, 2018

Coolest bakkie ever?

My dear friend, Jarlath Sweeney, editor-in-chief of Ireland’s Fleet Transport magazine, brought this incredible vehicle to our attention. Sadly, it’s just a concept – but...

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