Team of Russian “Daredevils” to head to North Pole using a Burlak custom Truck

A team of eight self-proclaimed “daredevils” from Russia are set to become the first to drive to the geographic North Pole –  after two previously successful Russian expeditions to the area using custom 6x6 ATV’s. The Burlak – a Russian...

European Truck Platooning Challenge set to test technology

The Netherlands has initiated the European Truck Platooning Challenge, a world first cross border project involving smart, semi-autonomous trucks, set to begin on April 6th. Participating manufacturers include DAF Trucks, Iveco, Daimler Trucks, MAN Truck and Bus, Volvo Group, and...

Three millionth Sprinter rolls off the line

Mercedes-Benz Vans has produced its three millionth Sprinter van. Since launch in 1995, the model has been available in over 130 countries with 2015 marking its most successful growth period in terms of sales, global uptake registering a rise...

Imperial readies for new BEE codes

Earlier this month draft B-BBEE sector codes for the road freight transport and logistics industry were issued for comment by the Department of Transport (DoT), with a 60-day window provided for public response. The proposed changes include amendments to allocated...

Trials for hybrid electric-drive tandem trailer

In what is regarded as an industry first, a team from American engineering conglomerate Hyliion Inc has developed a hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem which promises transport operators substantial fuel savings and a quick return on investment. The unit captures energy...

Volkswagen introduces Vivo Xpress

Volkswagen has extended its Polo Vivo line-up through the introduction of the Xpress, a half-ton commercial vehicle that’s the brainchild of managing director Thomas Schaefer. A company spokesman says the model was designed and developed locally in response to requests...

Stellenbosch sports science student wins a trip to see FC Barcelona live through Stanley

The Stanley FC Barcelona Striker Challenge South African winner has been announced. Stellenbosch sports science student, Marinus de Villiers won the grand prize of a VIP trip for two to see FC Barcelona (Barça) live in Spain at the...

Massif launches innovative Massmaster Multi-loader Trailer

The young, innovative, and passionate team at Massif Engineering Technology are exceeding boundaries with their latest competitor in the trailer market, the Massmaster multi loader trailer. This multi-purpose cattle carrier is set to revolutionise the farming industry, and is capable...

Glum outlook for vehicle sales

WesBank forecasts that South Africa’s new vehicle sales will decline by 12% this year. Compared with 2015’s industry total sales of 617 691 vehicles, the bank expects that this year’s figure will be 543 306 units. Speaking at the 2016...

Vanguard tackles Nojoli wind turbines

Locally-based international heavy-lift, specialised transport and plant installation company, Vanguard has been awarded the transport and crane erection contract for the Nojoli Wind Farm near Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape. The Nojoli project comprises 44 Vestas V100 2 MW wind...