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September 12, 2018

Snap on target

Regular readers of this column will recall that I visited ZF, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, last month in order to attend the company’s Technology Day....

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August 15, 2018

MAN to wow visitors at IAA

I have just returned from Berlin, where MAN gave journalists an exclusive preview into what the company has up its Bavarian sleeve for this...

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August 15, 2018

ZF shows the future!

I have seen the future of transport – and it’s looking fabulous! I was given a taste of transport things to come recently in...

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July 10, 2018

Driving the future

Recently, along with the rest of the jury members on the International Truck of the Year (ITOY) judging panel, I was invited to Sweden...

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July 10, 2018

Iveco opts for girl power!

Iveco is returning to the European Truck Racing Championship this year with a female driver! Her name is Steffi Halm. She’s 33 years old,...

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July 10, 2018

Ford tackles Seven Sisters

The so-called “Seven Sisters” (the seven established European brands, namely Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Iveco, Renault, Scania, DAF and Volvo) could be in for a wake-up...

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June 18, 2018

Iveco attacks Japanese market

In a move destined to grow global sales, Iveco has launched the Stralis NP 400 in Japan. It is the first liquefied natural gas...

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June 18, 2018

Scania is on a roll

Scania is performing extremely well. In fact, its net sales rose to a record SEK 31.1 billion (R45,4 billion) and earnings in the first...

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June 18, 2018

Nikola versus Tesla: it is an all-out war!

In a move that many say will not achieve anything, hydrogen truck start-up Nikola is suing Tesla Motors for US$ 2 billion (R25,5 billion)...

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June 18, 2018

Ford launches all-new Fiesta Sport Van

Ford has launched the fabulous all-new Fiesta Sport Van in the United Kingdom. The launch took place recently at the 2018 CV Show in...

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May 14, 2018

Road to hell

As South Africans, we all love to complain. In fact, I’m convinced it’s an official national pastime! One of our favourite topics is the...

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May 14, 2018

Wanted: self-parking trucks (please!)

When I went for my Code 14, I discovered that I’m most definitely allergic to alley docking. I have huge respect for truck drivers...

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