Regulars

Regulars

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

June 18, 2018

A note on the strikes

The bus drivers’ strike in may will have far-reaching economic implications. As an economist, I am often asked to delve into unfamiliar topics to...

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June 18, 2018

Control of Vehicle Condition: A Regional System Failure

Methods of controlling the condition of vehicles vary greatly around the world. Which is the best for our region? It has been estimated that...

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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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May 14, 2018

Volvo debuts all-electric truck

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other...

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May 9, 2018

Advice for Solidarity

Just about every subsidised public transport organisation in South Africa could be regarded as insolvent. If government and municipal subsidies were turned off, and...

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May 9, 2018

Avoid the winter chills

Prepare your vehicles for the winter weather. To avoid unnecessary and costly vehicle breakdowns and to ensure that a vehicle will start on cold...

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May 9, 2018

Connecting the Dots

Service providers in the logistics network should be protected from liabilities. It is not uncommon for freight operators to appoint dedicated agents in other...

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