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The X factor!

The X factor!

“Pah. It’s a Datsun with a radio,” a mate of charleen clarke commented, when she told him she was attending the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. He was, of course, alluding to the underpinnings that the bakkie shares with the Nissan Navara (and Renault Alaskan, for that matter). He could not have been more wrong

 
Outwit the wind

Outwit the wind

Aerodynamic devices are designed to allow air to move swiftly around moving objects. WILLIAM GEORGE learns more about the effectiveness of aerodynamic devices on trucks

 
Opportunity knocking

Opportunity knocking

“FUSO is on a very clear and ambitious growth path,” says Ziyad Gaba, the new head of FUSO Trucks Southern Africa. We find out how he’s planning to achieve double-digit growth

 
The keyword is connectivity

The keyword is connectivity

Transport and logistics companies around the world are turning to technology to remain competitive and meet demand. MARISKA MORRIS looks at the new developments in the Middle East

   
Think globally, serve your customers locally

Think globally, serve your customers locally

Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks is spreading its wings. It launched the new XF and CF series in the second quarter; it is expanding its markets globally; and is increasing its production steadily. Since last year, DAF Trucks has had an American, Preston Feight, at the helm. GIANENRICO GRIFFINI visited him in Eindhoven and discussed several key topics

 
Croner clocks in

Croner clocks in

The name Croner epitomises the concept of saving time (Chronos was the Greek god of time) and, therefore, saving money ... that’s music to any operator’s ears,
writes GAVIN MYERS

 
No great shakes

No great shakes

GAVIN MYERS speaks to Sam Rolland, transport economist at Econometrix, about the current state of South Africa’s economy, what it means for the transport industry, and what transporters can do to make life easier for themselves

   
Head above water

Head above water

The waters are not still in the heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) segment ... an encouraging notion indeed

 
Helping to rebuild Eden

Helping to rebuild Eden

The devastation caused by the recent fires that swept through the Eden District Municipality (Knysna and surrounding areas), shall remain etched in the memory of thousands of citizens of the area for many years to come. However, it’s during times like these that South Africans show their spirit to come together

 
Single Window to make supply chain management more efficient

Single Window to make supply chain management more efficient

A single-window information system, which provides one point of reference for all key players in the transport industry, will help to make supply chain management more efficient, especially at South African ports. MARISKA MORRIS learns more

   

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Vic Oliver One of this country’s most respected commercial vehicle industry authorities.
Vaughan Mostert Through Hopping Off, Mostert leaves readers with some parting food for thought as he continues his push for change in the local public transport industry.
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