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All work and play

All work and play

Let’s not mess about with cheesy sports analogies, Fiat Professional is serious about its intent for the Fullback to be a versatile work and play vehicle – and one that will drive the resurgence of the brand’s light commercial vehicle (LCV) lineage in South Africa, writes GAVIN MYERS

 
Mastering complexity to secure Fleet Efficiency

Mastering complexity to secure Fleet Efficiency

The discipline of fleet management has always faced a plethora of challenges, not least of which is the fact that mobile assets generally operate “out-of-sight” of direct management control, creating any number of vulnerabilities for the commercial transport operation

 
For the love of all things heavy

For the love of all things heavy

The heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) sector forms an integral part of the South African trucking industry. Are the struggling rand and low consumer confidence affecting this sector? CLAIRE RENCKEN takes a closer look.

 
Beat the credit crunch

Beat the credit crunch

In the current depressed economic and political climate, business confidence has remained suppressed. However, fleet management and leasing solutions could help corporates. CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates

   
Tech-savvy  logistics

Tech-savvy logistics

Advancing technology and increased e-commerce means logistics supply chains need to be able to keep up with the times – and the demand. We ask how leveraging everyday technology can assist, both within an organisation and between logistics partners

 
The political side of transport

The political side of transport

It’s often said that more could be done within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to make cross-border trade less difficult, expensive and time consuming. We explore the ideas of liberalising market access for the road-freight industry and harmonising traffic legislation in the region

 
Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

Transport is an essential service that drives the economy and impacts everyday life. It is, however, a tough industry that often struggles with poor public perceptions.

   
A new level of of big

A new level of of big

Mining trucks keep on getting bigger and bigger, as miners increasingly opt for huge- capacity trucks with greater operational efficiency. Take the Belaz 75710, for instance; it has a staggering 496-t payload ...

 
Registration woes could put dealers out of business!

Registration woes could put dealers out of business!

Truck dealers in the Eastern Cape are spitting mad! Thanks to administrative inefficiencies, their very livelihood is being impacted! CHARLEEN CLARKE investigates ...

 
First year, second position

First year, second position

The medium-weight FAW 8.140 FL range was launched in May 2015 and now, a mere year later, it is ranked second in the five-tonne truck segment.

   

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Contributors

Frank Beeton Global Focus is compiled exclusively for FOCUS by Frank Beeton of Econometrix.
Vic Oliver One of this country’s most respected commercial vehicle industry authorities.
Vaughan Mostert Through Hopping Off, Mostert leaves readers with some parting food for thought as he continues his push for change in the local public transport industry.
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