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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.

Crafter: excellence personified!

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

The Volkswagen Crafter is fully imported from Wrzesnia, Poland, and, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers, it must be one of the country’s finest exports My mates

No ICE in this ice-cream van

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

Picture an ice-cream van. Its diesel engine is running, while excited kids gather around. While the van thrills those kids with delight, it has the

Meet the mother of all slab transporters!

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

Kamag Transporttechnik – a German company that specialises in the production of industrial vehicles, modular transporters and vehicles for terminal logistics – was recently called upon

Ducato goes electric

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

Fiat has lifted the lid on its Ducato electric, which will be launched in 2020. The first full-electric Fiat Professional model, the Ducato was developed

Busworld 2019: bring it on!

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

Busworld 2019 is going to be sensational! It’s going to be jam-packed with buses, coaches and minibuses, featuring the very latest technology. Well, that certainly

Scania takes urban transport to the NXT lev...

Jul 04, 2019No Comments

Scania has lifted the lid on the NXT, an electric self-driving urban concept vehicle, which ferries commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings,

OSG launches innovative digital display

Jul 04, 2019No Comments

Israeli glass fabricator Oran Safety Glass (OSG) has launched ScreeneX glass-embedded digital displays, which – when fitted to buses and trains – make the most

History is made!

Jul 04, 2019No Comments

The first cab-less, electric truck – Einride’s T-pod – has driven on a public road! The ground-breaking event took place at DB Schenker’s facility in

V stands for VERY nice!

Jul 03, 2019No Comments

The facelifted V-Class is about to blast into South Africa. CHARLEEN CLARKE shot off to Sitges to drive it 2014 was one hell of a

Anteo is on its way

Jul 02, 2019No Comments

The Prometeon Tyre Group – the licensed manufacturer of Pirelli branded truck, bus and off-the-road tyres and the world’s only purely industrial tyre company –