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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.

Bauma 2019: just brilliant!

May 10, 2019No Comments

Bauma 2019 smashed all its records – from the number of visitors to the floor space occupied. I braved the crowds (and, believe me, this

Face to face with Isuzu’s Michael Sacke

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Isuzu Motors South Africa has turned one! What has transpired in its first year of operation? Was it a challenging time? In order to find

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Should YOU buy this bakkie?

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of buying a cheap product – for good reason – and the JMC Vigus is cheap. So, should you

Addicted to Scania!

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Kamal Mitoo, CEO of Time Link Cargo, must surely be one of the greatest Scania fans on this planet, and, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers, he

Scania to pioneer full-length autonomous bu...

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Scania and Nobina, the largest public-transport operator in the Nordic countries, will start trials of autonomous buses on regular routes in the Stockholm area in

First Volvo e-trucks delivered to customers

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Last year, I drove Volvo’s new electric trucks and now the first units have been delivered to customers! The vehicles in question are a refuse

Revealed: the world’s longest BRT system

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Busworld South East Asia took place in Jakarta last month and it was interesting to discover that one of its exhibitors runs the longest bus

Nissan puts I2V technology to the test

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

Nissan is testing Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which helps drivers “see the invisible” – such as what’s farther down the road, behind a building or around

Van drivers break the law (and maybe their ...

Apr 11, 2019No Comments

More than half of van drivers in the United Kingdom (UK) have admitted to making calls behind the wheel without using a hands-free device. This

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