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Where did I leave my tablet?

Where did I leave my tablet?

Unlike their predecessors, today’s mechanics could almost be considered computer technicians. Maintaining a modern-day vehicle requires more than just a good set of spanners ... We explore the digital side of vehicle maintenance

 

 
Ensure the smooth flow of goods

Ensure the smooth flow of goods

Suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have the unique challenge of transporting perishable and breakable goods – often across long distances and to tight schedules. Being able to locate vehicles and loads, while optimising delivery schedules, is imperative. CLAIRE RENCKEN takes a closer look

 
Banishing a bumpy ride

Banishing a bumpy ride

A vehicle’s shock absorbers are essential, safety-critical components that should always be in top working order – and genuine...

 
MAN pushing European comeback

MAN pushing European comeback

Jarlath Sweeney, from Fleet Transport, reports that MAN Truck & Bus had a good story to tell at the IAA CV Show in Hannover, Germany, in September

   
Mining possibilities

Mining possibilities

The recent Electra Mining Africa event gave us the opportunity to meet the new man at the helm of Scania, and find out about the company’s ambitions in the sector

 
Fuel management from one platform

Fuel management from one platform

The new Shell Fuel Card offers a consolidated range of professional business services to commercial road transport and fleet companies.

 
Aiming for extra efficiency

Aiming for extra efficiency

The concept of attaching a hydrogen generator to a vehicle to aid its engine’s combustion efficiency is becoming more prominent. GAVIN MYERS chats to a local company that has developed what it regards to be one of the most efficient systems around

   
No accidents, no harm, no damage

No accidents, no harm, no damage

Companies that are involved in the supply and distribution of petrochemical products are assisting transport operators in a bid to ensure safe transportation of hazardous goods. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports.

 
Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

With the year-to-date sales volumes of extra-heavy commercial vehicles having taken a significant drop, it’s clear that operators are demanding more from their vehicles. Yet, there’s much that can be done to weather the storm of tough trading conditions

 
Fleet management freedom fighting

Fleet management freedom fighting

Many commentators have said that the effects of today’s tough economy on the transport industry are, at best, as bad as the 2008/9 recession. We find out what fleet managers can do to ease the road ahead

   

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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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