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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.

Electric atmosphere in Vegas

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

As part of its activities at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks hired the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and let us

Face to face with Sophie Punte

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

Sophie Punte, executive director of the Smart Freight Centre, has a dream. She would like to “green” the global supply chain. CHARLEEN CLARKE went face

Daimler ditches platooning!

Mar 01, 2019No Comments

Incredibly, after years of hoo-ha surrounding the topic of platooning, the concept has been ditched by the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles! This revelation came from

Daimler spends €20 billion on battery cel...

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Daimler has gone on a shopping spree, ordering battery cells to the value of a whopping €20 billion (about R324 billion). The orders will ensure

MAN hits the water!

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

FOCUS readers associate MAN with vans, trucks and buses. However, the company is now also focusing on the Asian luxury yacht market. Specifically, it aims

Scania supplies trucks for e-highways

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Scania is supplying 15 trucks for trials on German e-highways this year. Trials will initially commence in Hessen along the A5 Autobahn, where the five-kilometre

Volvo’s Nilsson retires

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Claes Nilsson, executive vice president of the Volvo Group and president of Volvo Trucks, has announced his retirement. Nilsson has visited South Africa many times

Motion sickness – gone!

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Lots of people really battle with motion sickness while in a vehicle. In fact, more than 30-million people in Europe suffer from this ailment! Quite

Want to preserve your classic vehicle?

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Vehicle collectors the world over can rejoice! Classic Guard, a new ceramic coating, has been launched – and it is set to do wonders for

Honda shows its Autonomous Work Vehicle at ...

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

I was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. What a cool event! There was a lot of amazing stuff on