Get the popcorn and take a seat – Truck Test 2012 kicks off on Saturday, May 19, and it’s going to be extraordinary.
Engen Petroleum generously undertook to sponsor all the diesel required for Truck Test 2012 the day it learnt of the upcoming event. In fact, with fuel costs on the increase, the test might not have been possible without Engen’s support.
Truck Test 2012 is upon us, with excitement building to a peak as manufacturers prepare to strut their long-haul stuff. Babcock and DAF plan to bring it on in the most comfortable way possible.
Truck Test 2012 is going to provide lots of interesting information about the fuel efficiency, performance and driveability of the participating vehicles – but it would be remiss of FOCUS not to acknowledge the route that will be playing host to the 16 gleaming trucks.
It’s no secret that differing wheel positions on truck and trailer combinations pose unique operating challenges for tyres – and now it’s no secret that a newly-developed trailer tyre from Dunlop has been designed specifically to meet these challenges. Truck Test 2012 presents the perfect opportunity for operators to get a sneak preview.
Serco Industries, a leading manufacturer of truck bodies and trailers, is excited that two of its new refrigerated trailers will be used – by Scania, Iveco and Hino – in Truck Test 2012.
The skills shortage in the wheels game is troubling, with too few young people coming into the industry. Enter Edutrans – a funky 68-page book showcasing careers in the automotive and transport sectors. Conceived, created and produced by Charmont Media, it unashamedly aims to nudge youngsters into the transport arena.
The fuels of South Africa’s future share an uncomfortable bed with the international technology of today – and this is creating a Catch-22 situation for us. GAVIN MYERS attended the recent Africa Energy Indaba and got a glimpse of what could become this country’s next big controversial issue.
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