All posts by Charleen Clarke

My friends call me a glomad (a global nomad lest you don’t get it). That’s a particularly apt word, because I am always trawling all corners of the globe, looking for stories. As a result, I have slept in some seriously strange places – on a bed of ice in the Arctic circle, on the floor in a traditional Japanese hotel, on the sand dunes in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan … and even on the floor of a Thai cargo ship. Mostly however I tend to sleep on aircraft (if I had a dog, he would bark at me when I eventually come home). I am passionate about trucks, cars, travel, food, wine, people and hugs – so I write about all these things. Except the hugs.

Volvo Trucks launches four new heavy-duty t...

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

Volvo Trucks has introduced four new heavy-duty trucks, which will come to South Africa in the fourth quarter of this year. The trucks have a

Golden moment!

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

Recently, I travelled to the Spanish port city of Bilbao. The reason for my trip? The global debut of MAN’s new truck generation – bedazzling

In conversation with Andrey Karginov

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

Russian rally raid driver Andrey Karginov took top honours in the 2020 Dakar Rally in the truck category for Kamaz. GIANENRICO GRIFFINI meets the man

Face to face with VW’s Roberto Cortes

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

Each month, CHARLEEN CLARKE goes face to face with one of the captains of the transport industry. This month, she chats to Roberto Cortes, CEO

If we fail, our country dies

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

As I write this story, there are 230 051 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 9 388 deaths. South Africa’s infection rate – at 150 – still seems

The only constant in life is change

Mar 06, 2020No Comments

If there is one expression that applies to UD Trucks, it is this: the only constant in life is change The jury is out as

Ford invades Europe!

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

We have been watching the progress of Ford Trucks with great interest. Back in July 2018, we met with the company, and heard all about

Amarok wins Pick-up Truck of the Year

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

The Volkswagen Amarok has retained its title as Best Pick-up Truck at the What Car? Awards 2020. The winning model, the Amarok Trendline 3.0-litre TDI

Iveco and Nikola launch Tre

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

Iveco, FPT Industrial and Nikola have unveiled the prototype of the remarkable Nikola Tre, the first vehicle resulting from the joint venture between CNH Industrial

Born in the USA!

Dec 05, 2019No Comments

The second North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show recently took place in Atlanta, and we had the opportunity to check out the wares of the