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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.

 
Trouble on the horizon?

Trouble on the horizon?

Certain key themes cropped up at the 2016 Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention, reports GAVIN MYERS. In addition to debate on policies that will affect the industry, economic, labour and safety concerns crept in

 
Feeling used?

Feeling used?

In our 2015 report on used vehicles we learned that sales within the used market were growing substantially. Is this still the case? FOCUS goes truck shopping

 
Will Redisa die?

Will Redisa die?

Following Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech there has been debate around the announcement of new taxes and levies. A case in point is the tyre levy. Will this replace the existing Recycling and Economic Initiative of South Africa’s (Redisa’s) waste management fee, which has been in place for the last three years? In fact, does Redisa have a future? Hermann Erdmann, CEO of Redisa, explains

   
A grey area

A grey area

Imagine a company director being held liable for an accident that happens with a vehicle belonging to a staff member. The scenario is not as farfetched as it sounds. We explore the concept of “grey” fleet management

 
Scania FMS sets the pace

Scania FMS sets the pace

The Scania Fleet Management System (FMS) is turning out to be a great success for Scania South Africa. We find out what potential it holds for operators

 
Times are tough in construction

Times are tough in construction

Conditions were challenging for the South African construction industry in 2015, and the forecast for 2016 has not been optimistic either. CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates

   
Reinventing the Wagon

Reinventing the Wagon

Scania is celebrating 125 years of innovation in 2016. From its founding in 1891, to today’s connected vehicles, Scania has stood steady through both good and bad times.

 
Big trouble for mediums?

Big trouble for mediums?

Things aren’t looking particularly good within the medium commercial vehicle (MCV) sector. The month of April 2016, for instance, saw a massive 24,3 percent decline in sales (over the same month last year). Is this a sign of things to come, or will the market recover? CHARLEEN CLARKE reports ...

 
No part-time job

No part-time job

GAVIN MYERS chats to Erwin Stroebel – regional manager: Eastern/Southern Cape and Border, Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), and director: Motor Parts and Equipment Association (MPEA) – about the current state of the local parts industry.

   

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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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