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Mercedes-Benz Trucks to train 200 commercial vehicle drivers as part of Transport Month

The South African government declared October as National Transport Month in 2005 in order to raise awareness on the crucial role of transport in the economy. The annual initiative is also used to encourage participation from civil society and...

New Volvo 7900 Electric offers greater range and flexibility

Volvo Buses is now launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility. Battery capacity, in particular, has...

Hino Motors to build assembly factory in Russia

Hino Motors has reached the decision to build an assembly factory in Russia. On October 9th, a signing ceremony was held at the Moscow Oblast Government office building regarding the cooperation agreement that was entered between the Moscow Oblast,...

SANY hydraulic excavator takes on toughest working conditions

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, is continuing its introduction of the latest SANY equipment into the local market with the launch of a new hydraulic excavator for the toughest African operating conditions. The SY215C hydraulic excavator...

Volvo invests in safety

The Volvo Trucks assembly plant on the Durban South Coast was recently upgraded in order allow for the production of models featuring the latest Active Safety Technology. Reuben van Niekerk reports The plant assembles a variety of Volvo models that...

Best UD Fleet drivers off to compete in Japan

UD Trucks Southern Africa announced the brand’s top fleet drivers in two categories at its annual Extra Mile Challenge driver competition. The competition that consisted of numerous efficiency and safety evaluations, took place at the Gerotek Vehicle Testing Facility, and...

SA trucking industry optimistic about the future

The truck industry in South Africa is certainly optimistic about the future, judging by the launch activity on the opening day of Futuroad, the truck and bus show which was co-located with Automechanika. Several of the new models were launched...

Mercedes-Benz Vans reveals first details of the new Sprinter

As part of North America's largest commercial vehicle show in Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Vans is unveiling the first details of the new Sprinter. The design sketch indicates that the most important market launch in the van sector in 2018 will...

Hino’s long and rich history

Hino Motors, which has been the top-selling heavy and extra-heavy truck manufacturer in the Japanese market for the past 44 years, has a long and rich history which can be traced back 100 years. The company’s beginning came with the...

Fuso eCanter – first all-electric truck launched

Daimler Trucks - the global market leader with truck brands like Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO - recently celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck...

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