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Environment and mobility not at war

Environment and mobility not at war

So global warming and CO2 emissions don’t really concern you? BRUCE CAROLIN heads for Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where he discovers that climate change is one of the most important issues facing commercial vehicle operators today... and also that the environment and mobility need not be arch enemies.

 
Doing it for themselves

Doing it for themselves

It’s that very important time of year again. Each year in August we take a look into the lives of women who excel in what used to be a man’s world. These ladies are dynamic, energetic, creative and hard working. GERHARD HORN reports.

 
What dealerships need to know

What dealerships need to know

The Consumer Protection Act is going to make South African consumers the most protected consumers in the world. CAITLYN MOONY simplifies the important points of this act impacting on dealerships.

 

Aarto: right royal mess

South Africans can relax for a few more weeks. The government recently announced that the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) system would again be delayed. In this opinion piece, GERHARD HORN says Aarto is a complete mess.

   
New Freeway system takes its toll

New Freeway system takes its toll

Gautengers have increasingly been hearing about the benefits of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). That’s in the lead up to the launch of the new “user pays” open-road tolling (ORT) system on Gauteng’s freeways from April 2011 until 2013, which is how these freeway improvements and extensions are going to be funded. DAVID SHEPHERD found out it is not as simple as all that.

 
Nampo rocks Free State

Nampo rocks Free State

Nampo’s annual Harvest Day continues to attract farmers in their droves from across the length and breadth of South Africa. FOCUS travelled to the outskirts of Bothaville in the Free State to find out what the hype’s all about.

 
Mercedes-Benz on a winning streak

Mercedes-Benz on a winning streak

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles is the envy of many local truck and bus manufacturers... and for good reason. Whether the market in its totality rises or falls, Mercedes-Benz continues to dominate the commercial vehicle sector.

   
Still legendary

Still legendary

When it comes to the name Ranger, “ Built Ford Tough” immediately springs to mind – not to mention expectations of a great driving experience. FOCUS grabs the stylish Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLE 4x4 by the horns to find out for itself...

 
Voyage to the bottom of the sea (well almost…)

Voyage to the bottom of the sea (well almost…)

Our intrepid international correspondent, SHAUN CONNORS, braves life, limb and an irradiated brain to test-drive a Supacat lifeboat.

 
Guesswork gone

Guesswork gone

As a business tool, a commercial vehicle is an unpredictable asset, exposed to all manner of risk as it executes its daily duties out there in the traffic. Accidents, hijackings, breakdowns, errant drivers, excessive fuel consumption and mysterious vehicle damage all serve to keep fleet owners awake at night, wondering “where?”, “why?” and “how?”. However, as RYAN JOHNSON discovers, anxious guessing is becoming less necessary, thanks to ever-evolving fleet management technologies and services...

   

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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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