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Features

Technology finally disrupting minibus-taxi ...

May 13, 2019No Comments

With new technology emerging and the launch of the Uber Bus service in Africa, there might finally be a force to disrupt the South African minibus-taxi industry. MARISKA MORRIS reports. The South African minibus-taxi industry was once

Vision zero starts with improved road safet...

May 10, 2019No Comments

With the new general safety regulation, the European Parliament, Council and Commission hope to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries on the road by 2050. MARISKA MORRIS takes a closer look at the changes and the potential

52 metres, 120 tonnes, and a helluva lotta ...

May 10, 2019No Comments

WILL SHIERS, editor at the UK’s Commercial Motor, heads Down Under and discovers that the Aussies really are onto something with their crazy 52-metre, 120-tonne (or more!) road trains. “Emus explode in a colourful cloud of feathers,”

All you need in tyres

May 09, 2019No Comments

A well-known name in the commercial vehicle tyre industry, Safetygrip has added to its portfolio by becoming the exclusive local importer of Pirelli commercial tyres From humble beginnings as a family business in 1997, Safetygrip has grown

Placing an emphasis on inspection

May 09, 2019No Comments

GAVIN MYERS sat down with Garth Johnson, CEO of Dekra Automotive South Africa, to find out how commercial vehicle and fleet operators can better manage the condition of their vehicles What is the general state of commercial

Just try to not notice this van…

May 09, 2019No Comments

The third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has arrived in South Africa and, by all accounts, it looks set to redefine the large-van segment. GAVIN MYERS sampled it at launch Can you believe that, in 2020, the Mercedes-Benz sprinter will

Celebrating the V8

May 09, 2019No Comments

A Scania truck with a V8 badge in its nose is legendary property among truckers – and for good reason Power, performance and prestige are three words that probably best sum up the Scania V8 engine, as

Home away from home

May 09, 2019No Comments

Comfort can have a big impact on driver behaviour – the greatest factor impacting fuel consumption. MARISKA MORRIS investigates the importance of in-cab ergonomics Whether the driver is travelling hundreds of kilometres to deliver goods across South

Getting agricultural with trailers

May 09, 2019No Comments

When it comes to trailers, the agricultural market is both general and specialised at the same time… While certain everyday units – such as flat-decks or van bodies – can be used to transport goods from the

Come learn to farm clever

May 09, 2019No Comments

Nampo 2019 is set to be the biggest – ever! No matter the current political or economic climate, drought or other adversarial considerations – the annual Grain SA Nampo Agricultural Trade Show seems to grow each and