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On to a winner

On to a winner

The team from Scania South Africa loves Truck Test! This was certainly evident in 2017 – where it put in a superb showing and did the brand proud

 
A triumphant success!

A triumphant success!

Following a sabbatical in 2016, Truck Test was back with a bang during March 2017. GAVIN MYERS recounts all the action

 
A good showing by MAN

A good showing by MAN

Witnessing a beautiful, early sunrise was a symbol of things to come at Truck Test 2017 for MAN Truck & Bus South Africa. The whole experience – from sunrise to the especially sunny results of its TGS 26.480 EfficientLine – was one to remember

 
Predictive cruise control rocks!

Predictive cruise control rocks!

The results of every Truck Test are eagerly awaited, debated and sometimes criticised. MARTIN DAMMANN, director of TruckScience, explains this year’s results and provides some behind-the-scenes commentary

   
Quiet confidence

Quiet confidence

Following its stellar performance in Truck Test 2015, DAF was back in 2017 with all the enthusiasm that comes with the anticipation of a repeat performance

 
Loadtech’s fancy gadgets

Loadtech’s fancy gadgets

Loadtech, a leading South African manufacturer of quality load cells and weighing technology, partnered with Truck Test for the second time and, once again, its gadgets didn’t disappoint. Loadtech showed off its new wireless technology used in its OnBoard weighing systems

 
Oils well that ends well

Oils well that ends well

GAVIN MYERS and Mitch Launspach – inland sales manager: commercial, at Fuchs Lubricants South Africa – drop down to molecular level to find out how oils protect a vehicle’s vital mechanical components

   
Tankers to outperform any competition

Tankers to outperform any competition

Colt Energy will soon receive 20 new tankers, which use state-of-the-art technology to outperform competitors with a shorter offload period

 
The right repair

The right repair

How can one ensure that vehicles, which have been damaged in accidents, are repaired using quality replacement parts? GAVIN MYERS finds out from the South African Motor Body Repairers Association (Sambra)

 
Importance of warranties in a “junk” economy

Importance of warranties in a “junk” economy

With ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch having downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to ”junk” status, warranties have become ever more important to fleet owners. ANLERIE DE WET finds out how they can benefit the local transport industry

   

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