Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our monthly features are designed to cover the core areas of interest within the commercial transport industry.

Grease up for smooth operation
September 20, 2017

Grease up for smooth operation

Regular lubrication forms part of a comprehensive maintenance programme and ensures that vehicles keep rolling smoothly. WILLIAM GEORGE finds out how important lubrication is...

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In five years’ time...
September 20, 2017

In five years’ time…

Factory-fitted telematics and Uber for trucks are coming, and soon, says business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its recently published Global Connected Truck...

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The road to ultimate efficiency
September 20, 2017

The road to ultimate efficiency

Scania South Africa and the 4PL Group are two companies that value concrete relationships as a base for mutual growth. The rapidly rising logistics...

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Think globally, serve your customers locally
September 20, 2017

Think globally, serve your customers locally

Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks is spreading its wings. It launched the new XF and CF series in the second quarter; it is expanding...

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Opportunity knocking
September 20, 2017

Opportunity knocking

“FUSO is on a very clear and ambitious growth path,” says Ziyad Gaba, the new head of FUSO Trucks Southern Africa. We find out...

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Outwit the wind
September 20, 2017

Outwit the wind

Aerodynamic devices are designed to allow air to move swiftly around moving objects. WILLIAM GEORGE learns more about the effectiveness of aerodynamic devices on...

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Fleet fit LCVs
September 20, 2017

Fleet fit LCVs

WILLIAM GEORGE speaks to some South African companies that make use of some of the best-selling light commercial vehicles (LCV) in their fleets

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Actros versus Actros!
August 20, 2017

Actros versus Actros!

Mercedes-Benz recently organised an utterly fascinating test in Portugal, where it pitted the Actros against itself! The results of this test were astounding. Then...

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Making way for 3D printing
August 20, 2017

Making way for 3D printing

Barloworld Logistics identified 3D printing as a key tool that is changing the world of supply chain management, with the industry possibly servicing garage-sized...

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Original aftermarket
August 20, 2017

Original aftermarket

We explore some initiatives by vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the aftermarket needs of their customers

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Eicher goes pro in SA!
August 20, 2017

Eicher goes pro in SA!

Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), the joint venture of Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, recently launched Eicher trucks in South Africa; building on a...

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Single Window to make supply chain management more efficient
August 20, 2017

Single Window to make supply chain management more efficient

A single-window information system, which provides one point of reference for all key players in the transport industry, will help to make supply chain...

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