Features

Features

FOcus on transport and Logistics

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

Big data by the truckload
July 20, 2017

Big data by the truckload

At a recent conference in the United Kingdom (UK), information was given on how the fleet industry is going to change dramatically with the...

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Cheap imports threaten the global tyre market
July 20, 2017

Cheap imports threaten the global tyre market

More countries are considering anti-dumping tariffs on cheap imported tyres, which are threatening tyre markets across the globe. MARISKA MORRIS investigates

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Tribute to a legend
July 20, 2017

Tribute to a legend

It was with extreme sadness that we learnt of the passing of Kobus van Zyl last month. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to a man...

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Rolling with the punches
July 20, 2017

Rolling with the punches

The annual Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention is never an event to be missed. GAVIN MYERS went along and found that the industry still...

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Eicher trucks come to South Africa!
July 20, 2017

Eicher trucks come to South Africa!

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) – a joint venture of the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors – has established a 100-percent wholly owned subsidiary known...

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Mediums getting along well
June 20, 2017

Mediums getting along well

The medium commercial vehicle (MCV) segment has held its own so far this year, returning growth numbers in the first quarter. FOCUS explores the...

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Playing its part
June 20, 2017

Playing its part

ANLERIE DE WET looks at how parts manufacturers ensure their products are durable, of good quality and safe

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Today’s technology, tomorrow’s engines
June 20, 2017

Today’s technology, tomorrow’s engines

GAVIN MYERS delves into drivetrain technology predictions to uncover the power behind vehicles of the future

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Let there be light!
June 18, 2017

Let there be light!

What difference does light make to a truck driver – if any? CHARLEEN CLARKE reports on an utterly fascinating research project that recently took...

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The hack truck
June 18, 2017

The hack truck

Reinhard Windbichler makes short work of branches, trunks and tree tops. His mission, says FLORIAN ENGEL from Austria’s leading commercial vehicle magazine, 1Truck, is...

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Smile, you’re on camera
June 12, 2017

Smile, you’re on camera

Spurred on by the need for drivers to prove their innocence in “crash-for-cash” scams, dashcam video footage has become an internet phenomenon, showing (most...

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A first of its kind
June 12, 2017

A first of its kind

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to launch its very first premium double-cab bakkie and the visitors at Nampo this year couldn’t hide their excitement

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