Regulars

Regulars

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

May 8, 2018

The Easter conundrum

As a Johannesburg native, I don’t see the appeal in venturing too far away from home during holiday times. Unless the destination is one...

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April 11, 2018

Self-driving trucks plus drivers = success, says Uber

There’s a massive shortage of truck drivers in the United States; it stands at about 50 000 right now, and this is estimated to grow...

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April 11, 2018

Volkswagen makes big bucks

While some companies (especially here in South Africa) are battling to survive, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is romping to the bank vault – having...

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April 11, 2018

What a Discovery!

An awesome new Land Rover Discovery has gone on sale in the United Kingdom. It’s called the Discovery Commercial and it’s a rather sexy...

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April 11, 2018

Chinese buy Daimler! (well, a large part of it)

In a move that has shocked our industry to its very core, Geely Automotive chairman Li Shufu has purchased 9,69 percent of Daimler –...

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April 10, 2018

Now Is Your Chance, Comrade Blade!

I’d speculate that at no time since 1910 has the post of minister of transport been filled by anyone seriously committed to making transport...

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April 10, 2018

Managing smaller truck fleets

When transport is not a company’s core business, there are many benefits to be gained by professionally managing and controlling a small fleet of...

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April 10, 2018

Protective writs are safe for now 

In conflict with a Western Cape High Court decision, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has held that the issue of a summons protects a claimant...

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April 10, 2018

Kicking the can further down the road

Investigating a decline in infrastructure spend (part one). February came and went with the passing of the budget by the then Finance Minister Malusi...

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April 10, 2018

The way forward

Fesarta has big plans in place for 2018 and beyond Much has happened at the Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations...

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April 10, 2018

Technical training and skills get a turbodiesel boost

I recently had a one-on-one with Thierry Pimi, MD of Cummins Southern Africa – a man who is passionate about growing his company, boosting...

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March 20, 2018

All-electric Actros makes its debut and Scania also heads down Electric Avenue

Mercedes-Benz has pulled an electric rabbit out of its hat! The company has lifted the lid on the eActros, which, as its name implies,...

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