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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.

 
Do you need to tip your tipper?

Do you need to tip your tipper?

End-tipping truck bodies are very often overloaded, used in the incorrect application and not properly maintained, explains VIC OLIVER

 
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

   

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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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