Category:Featured April 2014

The show must go on
April 1, 2014

The show must go on

By the time you read this, Truck Test 2014 will be on the road; despite the sad passing of the event’s convenor, Fritz Hellberg.

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A thoroughbred by name and performance
April 1, 2014

A thoroughbred by name and performance

Cantering, nay, galloping into the arena for Truck Test 2014, is Fuso’s Canter FE 7-136 (4×2) turbo-powered unit. The versatile workhorse is the answer...

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A silver lining?
April 1, 2014

A silver lining?

The transport industry can breathe a little easier as the proposed carbon tax has been postponed by one year … But is this only...

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Green workhorse
April 1, 2014

Green workhorse

In the global quest to promote low-carbon transport, all sectors of the industry, light commercial vehicles (LCVs) included, are under pressure to support “green”...

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Mission into the future
April 1, 2014

Mission into the future

With its concept electric-drive motor, the MAN Metropolis places a practical accent on the topic of alternative-drive systems. OLIVER WILLMS brings us an exclusive,...

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Not a fleeting concern
April 1, 2014

Not a fleeting concern

Effective fleet management can reduce costs and risks for any business. CLAIRE RENCKEN speaks to some experts in the field to gain some insights

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The whole nine (ship) yards
April 1, 2014

The whole nine (ship) yards

Africa has a booming maritime industry. More than 90 percent of the continent’s trade is conducted by sea and it boasts 100 plus ports,...

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SA rail transport: on the fast track?
April 1, 2014

SA rail transport: on the fast track?

Road or rail? The debate has been raging on for quite some time, with both sides offering numerous (valid) pros and cons. FOCUS takes...

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Seeing the forest for the trees
April 1, 2014

Seeing the forest for the trees

The timber transport industry is well-known for its extreme operating conditions, payload challenges and superb truck drivers … JACO DE KLERK speaks to Brian...

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Chaining emissions down
April 1, 2014

Chaining emissions down

Our planet has shrunk, with goods moving across earth’s surface daily by truck, which means a higher concentration of greenhouse gases. FOCUS digs deep...

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