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All posts by Charleen Clarke

My friends call me a glomad (a global nomad lest you don’t get it). That’s a particularly apt word, because I am always trawling all corners of the globe, looking for stories. As a result, I have slept in some seriously strange places – on a bed of ice in the Arctic circle, on the floor in a traditional Japanese hotel, on the sand dunes in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan … and even on the floor of a Thai cargo ship. Mostly however I tend to sleep on aircraft (if I had a dog, he would bark at me when I eventually come home). I am passionate about trucks, cars, travel, food, wine, people and hugs – so I write about all these things. Except the hugs.

Face to face with Bandag’s John Laskaride...

Nov 08, 2019No Comments

If there is one man who is a real icon of the tyre industry in South Africa, it’s John Laskarides, the CEO of Bandag. CHARLEEN

Traton Innovation Day: lights, camera, acti...

Nov 08, 2019No Comments

Last month, we mentioned that we would be attending the Traton Innovation Day at Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden. We were promised a host of

Traton focuses on innovation

Oct 08, 2019No Comments

As you read this issue of FOCUS, we will be in Sweden, attending the first-ever Traton Innovation Day (we’re hoping that the company will host

Hyundai launches electric scooter

Oct 08, 2019No Comments

The Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter with rear-wheel drive, a highly capable lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights.

F-Max is Russia’s Truck of the Year!

Oct 08, 2019No Comments

Following its International Truck of the Year (ITOY) 2019 success, the has now won the Truck of the Year award in Russia. The winner of

A celebration of anniversaries and noveltie...

Oct 07, 2019No Comments

The Comtrans international commercial vehicle trade fair was held in Moscow from September 3 to 7. And, as our Russian writer reports, it was a

Iveco launches S-Way

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

The long-awaited successor to the Stralis, the S-Way, has been launched in Europe. The new S-Way features a new cab boasting a driver-centric design. It is

Orders galore for all-electric MAN eTGE

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

Customers in Europe love the all-electric MAN eTGE! Austrian transportation and logistics company Quehenberger Logistics has recently started using three MAN eTGEs in its operations,

Sprinter is best large van

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

The ever-popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has scooped yet another award: Large Van of the Year by Company Van Today. “The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has long been the

Driverless parking is here

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

Bosch and Daimler have reached a milestone on the way to automated driving: the two companies have now obtained approval from the relevant authorities in