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Tata proves its worth

With more than 1,1-million kilometres on its odometer, a Tata 8 tonne dropside that’s used as a maximum-load workhorse is well into its second decade of delivering exceptional service for Meyerton-based animal feedstock manufacturer, Hi-Performance Feeds. When Charles Waller and...

Shedding weight on refrigerated trailers

Heavily focused on reducing trailer tare weight, Serco recently completed the manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers, using aluminium facings in place of steel. The result is vehicles with the advantage of injected foam panel technology plus the...

Tata Ultra has class-leading credentials

In South Africa’s truck market, the Tata brand is perceived to punch well above its weight – and no model more so than the recently launched Ultra, which competes in the 4,5- to 5,5-ton segment. Described by Harneet Luther, CEO...

Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in specialist segment

Isuzu Motors South Africa enhances the range of Isuzu extra-heavy gross vehicle mass (GVM) models from 16,5-ton to 35-ton GVM with the launch of the Isuzu FY-Series 8 X 4 models into the South African market. Long-haul rigs operating at...

Stop-start technology – make sure your battery keeps up

Within the next few years, almost all newly-manufactured cars (90%) will have built-in functionality that can contribute to a cleaner environment. Stop-start technology reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions by reducing the amount of time the engine spends idling,...

Nelson Mandela Bay Metro supports local production

When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, it procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on its door step. Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa's Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu FXZ 26-360 6x4 fitted...

Daimler Trucks & Buses unveils Selec-Trucks Zambia

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, under the banner of Southern Cross (the only official distributor of Daimler commercial vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Buses and Vans, FUSO Trucks) today unveiled SelecTrucks Zambia, with its new centre destined to be...

Build It Pinetown makes repeat FAW purchases

Build It Pinetown, one of 350 retail stores in the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa stable, mixes paint, cuts glass and boards, reads business plans and, most importantly, provides home deliveries for its customers. These deliveries are currently being performed...

Hino dealer staff continue to hone their skills

Hino South Africa may be faring very well in recent comparative evaluations and surveys, but these successes do not mean the company is lifting its foot off the accelerator or growing complacent. Instead it continues to use a number...

Volvo Trucks provides autonomous transport solution to Brønnøy Kalk AS

Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of...

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