Category:Featured September 2014

To shale or not to shale?
September 1, 2014

To shale or not to shale?

South Africa has one of the largest petrochemical industries in Africa, which is largely centred on coal feedstock, but during the course of the...

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From rural rags to logistical riches
September 1, 2014

From rural rags to logistical riches

The 2008/9 recession has made the business world a whole lot smarter, but there’s always room for improvement … JACO DE KLERK takes a...

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No more nodding off
September 1, 2014

No more nodding off

In the European Union (EU), 30 percent of fatal car accidents are caused by driver fatigue. In response, the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia...

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A nightmare for drivers
September 1, 2014

A nightmare for drivers

Sleep apnoea is an ever-increasing problem for professional drivers, thus deserving great exposure. Dr Betty Maguire highlights the condition.

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A matter of cost
September 1, 2014

A matter of cost

Eqstra Fleet Management’s 2014 annual travel benchmark survey illustrates that, while some are getting there, most South African corporates still have a way to...

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Eurocargo with an African twist
September 1, 2014

Eurocargo with an African twist

Sunny South Africa is the envy of many with its natural beauty, (mostly) wonderful weather and cultural diversity, but things aren’t always so sunny...

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Heavy going
September 1, 2014

Heavy going

Truck Test 2015 will see the return of extra-heavy commercial vehicles (EHCVs). It also promises to be the best event yet. GAVIN MYERS reveals...

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The red flag rises
September 1, 2014

The red flag rises

The Chinese commercial vehicle market is something of a mystery. We all know that, since 2009, it’s been the largest in the world. But...

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Production will be ramped-up to 5 000 trucks per annum at the newly built FAW production plant, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone.
September 1, 2014

Made in South Africa

It seems that more and more Chinese vehicles are entering the African market, which comes as no surprise. They might have started as the...

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World first! driving the dragon
September 1, 2014

World first! driving the dragon

With its new heavy-duty truck, Dongfeng wants to take on the European market. Can the Chinese company achieve this? CHARLEEN CLARKE travels to Xiangyang...

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