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MAN opts for Recaro

Seat supplier Adient has announced that its Recaro division has won a significant contract with MAN Truck & Bus. Though specifics of the supply contract have not been disclosed, from 2020 Recaro will incrementally begin supplying high quality commercial vehicle...

Kamaz claims Dakar gold

Russian rally driver Eduard Nikolaev of the Kamaz-Master truck team claimed gold in the Truck category of this year’s Dakar Rally – marking his second Dakar win after taking the podium’s top step in 2013. “I am overflowing with emotions,”...

FAW reports satisfying 2016

FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA enjoyed a memorable 2016, achieving a number of milestones. During the past three years the company has invested over $100-million in its Coega-based plant which, in August, saw its 2 000th truck roll off the...

Poor state of health heightens crash risks

Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions increase their chances of being involved in an accident, according to a US study led by the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. "What the data tells us is that with...

Scania takes platoon lead

Scania is designing the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations, based on its own advanced technology. The platoon will make use of public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The aim is to organise convoys of...

Dakar 2017 Stage 9 cancelled, truck division a close affair

With this week’s Stage 9 of the Dakar Rally having been cancelled due to a rockslide, the contest for supremacy in the truck division remained tight, with a mere two minutes and 20 seconds separating the top three competitors. The...

Actros in a million

A Mercedes-Benz Actros – equipped with the millionth V6 diesel engine produced at the company’s plant in Mannheim, Germany -- has been bought by Russian freight operator KonTrans. The truck will be used to transport groceries across Eastern Europe. At...

Renault Trucks revives Iranian link

Renault Trucks Europe has revived its partnership with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors. An agreement will see the brand’s T-Series models assembled in Iran, with C- and K-Series trucks exported to the country. The agreement covers distribution and after-sales...

Mercedes-Benz tops Brazilian truck sales charts

Despite difficult economic trading conditions in Brazil and declining demand for vehicles, Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-Benz last year increased its market share in the country’s truck, bus and van divisions. For the period January to November, the brand’s trucks topped the...

All change at MBSA

German automotive giant Daimler has announced the appointment of Andreas Engling as CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA). He replaces Arno van der Merwe, 44, who, in April, will take up the reigns as president and CEO of Daimler’s...