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Fuso expands FJ range

Fuso has expanded its range of workhorses by introducing the FJ 26-280C, a heavy-duty truck aimed primarily at the construction sector. Powered by a turbocharged, direct injection diesel engine that produces 205kW and 1 100Nm, the vehicle is said to...

Handling fragile goods

South African logistics company, Consolidated Transport, has opted to make use of a fleet of Hino vehicles in order to handle fragile or sensitive cargo. Founded in 1994 by Nico van Jaarsveld, Consolidated Transport operates 25 Hino trucks, virtually all...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks launches new Actros in South Africa

Reliability, efficiency and safety are the three core characteristics that define the new Mercedes-Benz Actros. With over 25,000 vehicles sold in South Africa since it was introduced to the market in 1998, the Actros family has long been the...

Success for Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that its Sprinter derivative has set a new sales record for the January to March period, accounting for about 45 000 units globally -- up 10% compared with 2016’s achievement. The model posted strong growth in high-volume...

Toyota launches zero-emission truck project

Toyota Motor Corporation, in conjunction with Toyota Motor North America, has revealed its Project Portal – a hydrogen fuel cell system to power zero-emission electric trucks. Engineers have installed a prototype of the system in a modified Kenworth that will...

Rear wheel axle options from Hino

Hino South Africa is offering the choice of single or double rear wheels on popular 500-Series 1322 4x4 models. The option follows requests from transport operators in the forestry, farming, mining, telecommunications and construction sectors and is aimed at...

Award for Iveco’s Stralis NP

Iveco’s Stralis NP – the first natural gas-powered truck for long haul operations – has been voted “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 at the annual European Gas Conference in Vienna, Austria. “We are...

Fuso’s FJ powers in

Daimler’s Fuso range has been extended in South Africa with the launch of the FJ 16-230 – a truck that is suited for medium to heavy duty applications. Ryan de Smidt reports Produced at Daimler’s Commercial Vehicles plant in Chennai,...

TATA Motors launches AMT bus

TATA Motors has introduced AMT technology to its Starbus and Ultra range of buses used in India. A company statement says the transmission has been developed for buses that ply urban routes with a view to offering better comfort for...

Isuzu Truck South Africa once again top Japanese OEM

Since inception in 2006, Isuzu Truck South Africa’s aim has been to be the leading Japanese truck manufacturer in the country. It achieved its aim in 2013, taking market leadership in its segment by selling of 4 019 units. Success...

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