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Hino to hunt records at Dakar 2018

Hino to hunt records at Dakar 2018

Forty years of Dakar, four years in South America and 27 years of Hino class dominance … when the next edition of the annual Dakar Rally kicks off on January 6, 2018, Hino will be aiming for its third consecutive 1-2 finish; a ninth straight win in the class for trucks with engines under ten-litre capacity; and the 35th consecutive entry by driver and director of Hino Team Sugawara, Yoshimasa Sugawara.

 
MAN extends CLA service intervals

MAN extends CLA service intervals

A minimum increase in the kilometre interval of 33 percent is what operators of the MAN CLA range of vehicles can expect going forward.

 
Reducing vehicle fraud

Reducing vehicle fraud

The South African banking and finance industry has welcomed the creation of the Southern African Movable Asset Register (Samar) to help reduce fraud. 

 
Wabco is dead, long live Wabco

Wabco is dead, long live Wabco

Wabco Holdings has acquired the remaining 51-percent share of its South African partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries. The two companies have formally operated in South Africa since 1995, but the relationship between them goes back nearly 40 years.  

   
Mercedes-Benz “reveals” new Sprinter (well, almost)

Mercedes-Benz “reveals” new Sprinter (well, almost)

FOCUS jetted off to Stuttgart this week, for the Sprinter Innovation Campus. During this event, the company gave us a sneak preview of its much-anticipated new Sprinter.

 
Hino the CIT vehicle of choice

Hino the CIT vehicle of choice

SBV, a leading cash solutions and services company in South Africa, recently took delivery of its 300th cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle based on a Hino chassis cab.

 
Altech Netstar and Mobileye drive road safety

Altech Netstar and Mobileye drive road safety

Altech Netstar and Mobileye, an Intel Company, have joined forces in South Africa to include the integration of Mobileye’s vision-based Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) into Altech’s digital product portfolio.

   
Shell distributor drivers shine

Shell distributor drivers shine

Shell Commercial Fuels South Africa announced the winners of its 2017 Trucker of the Year competition at an event held at the Riverside Sun hotel in Vanderbijlpark at the end of November.

 
Thermo King launches hybrid refrigerated trailer unit

Thermo King launches hybrid refrigerated trailer unit

Thermo King launched the SLXi Hybrid refrigerated trailer unit at Solutrans. The new SLXi Hybrid was designed for semi-trailer applications. It improves customers’ environmental footprints with low-emissions and low noise levels – and GEA is bringing it to South Africa in March 2018!

 
Renault reveals electric truck

Renault reveals an electric truck

Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have developed an all-electric truck equipped with a refrigerated box for fresh produce deliveries, which was on display at Solutrans.

   
Kögel launches new trailer telematics module

Kögel launches new trailer telematics module

Kögel launched a new trailer telematics module with automatic tyre detection at Solutrans. This globally unique system automatically localises the tyre-pressure monitoring sensors in each tyre. Patrick Wanner, the company’s head of public relations, kindly demonstrated it to FOCUS

 
Lamberet displays world first!

Lamberet displays world first!

Lamberet displayed the world's first hydrogen refrigerated industrial vehicle at Solutrans. 

 
Hino 500 trucks go into local production in South Africa

New Hino 500 enters local production

The latest range of Hino 500 Wide Cab trucks has gone into production at Hino South Africa’s plant in Prospecton, Durban.

   
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