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New touring bus from Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new version of its popular touring bus, the Tourismo. The high-decker touring coach, manufactured in both left- and right-hand-drive form, is said to set new standards for fuel efficiency, comfort and safety in the inter-city...

Hino supports Brake & Tyre Watch

Hino South Africa recently played a major role in a Brake and Tyre Watch event held in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. Partnering with Hino Pinetown and a number of transport associates, the company invited some of its fleet customers to attend the...

The case for fleet insurance

With careful management and attention to detail, fleet insurance can reduce costs and enhance the safety of employees and still benefit the fleet operator with as much coverage as is required. It can also make a significant contribution towards...

Fuel savings on the up

Production has started in Germany of a lightweight truck axle that has been designed to help to reduce the fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. In addition to weight savings, a New Final Drive (NFD) benefits from actively controlled...

All set for TruckX 2017!

Billed as Africa’s premier event for the transport, logistics, materials handling and fleet industries, TruckX 2017 promises plenty of insights, action, adventure and adrenaline! The event has been planned as an all-encompassing experience for South Africa’s commercial transport industry. With...

Volvo’s electric buses on the road

The first commercially produced all-electric buses from Volvo began operations this month in in Differdange, Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which has bought four of the buses to supplement its fleet of 12 electric hybrids and 30 hybrids, all...

All set for TruckX 2017!

Billed as Africa’s premier event for the transport, logistics, materials handling and fleet industries, TruckX 2017 promises plenty of insights, action, adventure and adrenaline! The event has been planned as an all-encompassing experience for South Africa’s commercial transport industry. With...

Executive reshuffle at MAN, Volkswagen Truck & Bus

Following the resignation of one of its senior executives, Volkswagen Truck & Bus and MAN Truck & Bus is undergoing a reshuffle of top management which will become effective from next month. Josef Schelchshorn who, for personal reasons, has quit...

How to sell a truck

George Mienie has an interesting theory about what sells a used truck. “It has got to tell a story,” he says. “People prefer to engage with compelling stories more than data. Buyers are psychological beings – they love an...

Sales milestone for Daimler Trucks

Less than five years after its introduction to India, Daimler’s BharatBenz truck has sold more than 50 000 units. In addition, the plant at which it is made has exported a further 10 000 trucks to other markets. A spokesman for the...