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Renschler on a roll!

May 14, 2018No Comments

Andreas Renschler and Volkswagen Truck & Bus are really in the news! This has been a long time coming. So much was expected of Renschler when he joined the Volkswagen board on February 1, 2015. The company

eHighways – a real possibility

May 14, 2018No Comments

Electric vehicles (EVs) play an important part in reducing carbon emissions. However, with large, expensive battery packs, companies are scrambling to develop charging alternatives to make EVs more viable. FOCUS takes a look at the situation in

Different solutions for different needs

May 14, 2018No Comments

JARLATH SWEENEY, editor-in-chief of Irish magazine Fleet Transport, attended the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) conference on Powertrain Options for Commercial Vehicles, and found that the future will certainly be diversified. The aim of the event –

Demystifying warranties and service contrac...

May 14, 2018No Comments

What happens with a vehicle’s warranty and service or maintenance contract when it is sold on?  To begin with, it is important to distinguish between the concepts of warranty, service contracts and maintenance contracts. According to Theunis

Land reforms: a FOCUS on SA and Zim Agricul...

May 14, 2018No Comments

The agricultural sectors in South Africa and Zimbabwe are hot news items right now, but can South Africa learn from Zimbabwe’s mistakes, and how will new policies affect agricultural trade? Nkosini Ngwenya finds out. The South African

Excitement grows for Nampo 2018

May 10, 2018No Comments

Nampo Harvest Day 2018 is all set to be a knock-out show. Not a year goes by where the FOCUS team misses the annual Nampo Harvest Day, organised by Grain SA. In fact, the same could be

Desert dancers!

May 10, 2018No Comments

The all-new Actros and Arocs will be launched in South Africa in May and September this year respectively. CHARLEEN CLARKE jetted to Dubai to get a sneak preview of both of these vehicles. In South Africa, we

All the van you’re likely to need

May 10, 2018No Comments

Not the tulips, canals and amazing architecture, nor the red lights and abundance of coffee shops and nightspots, could compare to the main reason GAVIN MYERS recently visited Amsterdam, The Netherlands … which was to drive the

Testing for a deadly disease

May 10, 2018No Comments

Long-distance truck drivers who engage in intercourse with female sex workers, operating along the main highways in South Africa, are vulnerable to contracting HIV/Aids. What is the best way to test for this disease?  An estimated 12,6

From specialised to Leatherman trailers

May 09, 2018No Comments

GAVIN MYERS explores the transport of specialised, oversized and abnormal loads. In a world where trailers are designed to fulfil a dedicated role, it’s interesting to learn that more and more operators are interested in multi-use trailers…