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C1 truck drivers also need specialised training

Little attention is given to C1 category vehicles or ‘Sprinters' and the skills required to safely transport loads in them. To this effect, Masterdrive is now offering specialised training for medium commercial vehicle drivers...

3 days ago

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

12 Jul 2017

Vehicle sales grow 0.9% in June

New-vehicle sales showed welcome resilience in June, with a total industry sales figure of 45,369 vehicles - representing year-on-year growth of 0.9%...

4 Jul 2017

Eicher trucks arrive in South Africa

Volvo Group and Eicher Motors under the joint venture, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), have announced the arrival of Eicher trucks in South Africa...

5 Jun 2017

Hino moves to automatic transmission to save fuel

According to Ernie Trautmann, vice president of Hino SA, there is a significant swing by the operators of trucks in South Africa towards alternative transmissions instead of a manual gearbox...

2 Jun 2017

Engen Driver Wellness 2017 programme on the move

Over a seven-month period, running from April to the end of October, the Engen Driver Wellness 2017 programme will reach 21 sites in five provinces...

24 May 2017

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

By Ilse van den Berg 17 May 2017

TruckX ready for Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is making its début as the new venue for this year's TruckX. The expo and conference offers an opportunity for test drives and covers issues affecting the trucking and fleet industries...

11 May 2017

Xperien launches mobile hard drive shredding plant

Xperien has launched a mobile hard drive shredder plant, a fully equipped truck that provides on-site degaussing and destruction...

10 May 2017

Serco improves thermal properties of refrigerated truck panels

Serco has invested in a new injection polyurethane foaming plant at its factory in Durban which is expected to improve the thermal properties of the insulated panels...

4 May 2017

Volvo Trucks Active Safety package now available locally

The Volvo Active Safety package has recently become available to the local market. The investment of R6.5 million into its Durban SKD manufacturing plant will allow the facility to install unique features...

3 May 2017

Tractor sales surge by 18.7% y/y in March to 515 units: Saama

Tractor sales surged by 18.7% year-on-year to 515 units in March. The better sales in March are a reflection of the current good summer crop prospects...

By Dominic Preuss 7 Apr 2017

Automatic trucks is the way to go for fleet owners

For fleet owners, the arguments for automatic trucks are making more and more sense. For one thing, automatic transmission reduces the impact of an unskilled driver on fuel efficiency...

By Morné Stoltz 30 Mar 2017

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International

BMW denies collusion on diesel emissions

BERLIN, Germany: German luxury carmaker BMW has denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations.

20 hours ago

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock.

3 days ago

First Audi Summit showcases new A8, concepts for individual mobility

BARCELONA, Spain: At the first Audi Summit, the brand showcased the new Audi A8 as well as new concepts for individual mobility in the digital age, with topics such as sustainable manufacturing, lightweight construction, connectivity, piloted driving, and digital services.

20 Jul 2017

GM regains crown on Wall Street as Tesla shares slump

NEW YORK, US: General Motors regained its spot as the biggest US carmaker by market capitalisation amid greater investor skepticism that chipped away at rival Tesla Motors.

10 Jul 2017

Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019. The brand was taken over by the Chinese automotive giant Geely in 2010.

7 Jul 2017

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