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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.

Face to face with Scania’s Steve Wager

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Steve Wager is well known in South Africa. That’s because he worked here for many years in the capacity of MD of Scania South Africa.

Slippery path forward for oil industry

Feb 19, 2019No Comments

Manufacturers of engine oils are facing turbulent times, as the transport industry evolves faster than ever before. CHARLEEN CLARKE attended the Shell Rimula Ultimate Stopover

Face to face with MAN’s Joachim Drees

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

This month, we go face to face with Joachim Drees, cEO of MAN Truck & Bus. CHARLEEN CLARKE reports South Africa is officially in a

Living the dream

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

South African-born Angus Kotze has returned to this country as chief financial officer (CFO) of Scania South Africa. And, as CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers, he’s living his dream.

Onwards and upwards for Scania Finance SA!

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Patrik Glas-Crommert, previously chief financial officer (CFO) of Scania South Africa, has now been appointed mD of Scania Finance SA. And, as CHARLEEN CLARKE reports,

Schmitz Cargobull debuts swap box with elec...

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

We’re all talking about e-mobility. I’m certainly writing about it all the time in this column. And e-trucks are almost becoming a dime a dozen.

Iveco triumphs at the Truck Racing Champion...

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Iveco has been crowned the overall winner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2018. Team Hahn’s Jochen Hahn, driving his Iveco Stralis, was recently

Face to face with Raimo Lehtiö

Nov 14, 2018No Comments

Each month, we chat to one of the captains of industry about pressing issues. This month, CHARLEEN CLARKE goes face to face with Raimo Lehtiö,

IAA 2018: driving tomorrow!

Nov 14, 2018No Comments

Much is always expected of the IAA and, once again, this year’s event did not fail to deliver. CHARLEEN CLARKE dashed from hall to hall

Renault tosses its hat into the electric ri...

Oct 18, 2018No Comments

I’ve been writing about electric trucks a lot this year. In fact, I hardly ever pen a Global Focus column that does not contain coverage