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Electric is everything!

Electric is everything!

E-mobility was the overriding theme at this year’s IAA in Hannover, in Germany; virtually all the major manufacturers wowed the crowds with vehicles boasting electric powertrains. CHARLEEN CLARKE shares some of these – and other – highlights from the world’s largest commercial vehicle show

 
Don’t tire of tyres

Don’t tire of tyres

As the second-highest variable cost factor in a long-distance trucking operation, truck owners and fleet managers cannot afford to ignore the management and control of the tyres in their fleet, says VIC OLIVER

 
Fleet manager or bean counter?

Fleet manager or bean counter?

While some economists feel that the South African economy has reached the lowest point of its contraction, the remaining question is: at what point will it begin to grow again? Full-maintenance leasing is an option that could make the wait a bit more bearable

 
Future-proofed fleets use Big Data

Future-proofed fleets use Big Data

In many respects, fleet managers today work at the cutting-edge of information and communication technology convergence, where myriad hardware and software elements combine to deliver real-time information on the location and status of mobile assets

   
Forging a path

Forging a path

Grain Carriers, the country’s largest haulier of grain and related produce, recently celebrated 25 years on the road in grand style ... GAVIN MYERS joined the family for the festivities

 
When is a van not (just) a van?

When is a van not (just) a van?

The humble van is about to become so much more. CHARLEEN CLARKE attends the Van Innovation Campus, hosted by Mercedes-Benz, and discovers that the van is destined for great things...

 
What Africa has to offer

What Africa has to offer

Electra Mining Africa 2016 was one of the biggest and best thus far, attracting a multitude of suppliers and buyers. We went along to find out more

   
No easy mission

No easy mission

Designed and built for heavy-duty operations, the Astra HD 9 86.56 8x6, with a gross vehicle weight of 60 t, can replace a dumper in opencast mines. Its driveline is based on a Cursor 13 engine rated at 560 hp, coupled to a 16-speed automated gearbox. GIANENRICO GRIFFIN reports

 
Truck Test 2017 goes extra heavy

Truck Test 2017 goes extra heavy

Truck Test is back in 2017 and will, once again, place extra-heavy truck tractors under the microscope. Here are the initial details...

 
CLA: a decade on

CLA: a decade on

The MAN Cargo Line A range – or CLA as it’s better known – turns ten this year. We find out what has contributed to its success locally and in other developing markets.

   

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Contributors

Frank Beeton Global Focus is compiled exclusively for FOCUS by Frank Beeton of Econometrix.
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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