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Mercedes-Benz Trucks poised to train 200 commercial vehicle drivers as part of October’s National Transport Month
18 October, 2017
Mercedes Benz
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 business... read more
Introduction of 500 wide cab fills important gaps in Hino truck range
16 October, 2017
Hino
The upcoming arrival of the new Hino 500 Wide Cab models not only marks the first full model change of the 500 Series in 14 years, but also fills several important gaps in the overall Hino truck range in South Africa. Hino has been in a significant player in the local truck market... read more
KZN carries out vigorous enforcement operations against illegal truckers
13 October, 2017
Transport world africa
In a vigorous attempt to eradicate the mushrooming of illegal businesses in Clairwood KwaZulu Natal, mainly trucking, the city has teamed up with various Municipal line-departments to implement the Clairwood Integrated Enforcement Operations, which got underway in September. read more
SA truck market looking up
19 September, 2017
Infrastructure news
The South African truck market has improved its performance by 5.3% for August to conclude the month on 2 227 units. This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH)... read more
Research is key to rail’s intra-African trade strategy
19 September, 2017
Infrastructure news
Rail networks in Africa must focus on research, innovation and technology if they want to facilitate intra-African trade. This is according to deputy chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) and chairman of the South African Heavy Haul Association, Brian Monakali. read more
Cummins beats Telsa with fully electric semi-truck
18 September, 2017
Friday offcuts
Tesla is expected to unveil its electric semi-truck next month, but Cummins just beat them to the game with its own fully-electric heavy-duty truck. Cummins is known for its hardworking diesel engines, but now the company is looking to the future with the debut of the electric Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV. read more
Agriculture Equipment market revenue will reach $279.5 billion by 2024
4 September, 2017
Esticast Research
Agriculture Equipment Market by Product Type (Agriculture tractors, Harvesters, Soil preparation & cultivation equipment, Irrigation & crop processing equipment, Agriculture spraying equipment, Hay & forage equipment, Other agriculture equipment), Industry trends, Estimation & Forecast, 2016 - 2024 read more
Bell commits to greater investment in its people
24 August, 2017
Bell
Bell Equipment Chief Executive, Gary Bell has made a commitment to increase the company's investment in the development of its employees so that the company can continue to grow and compete internationally. Bell was speaking at a graduation ceremony at the Bell Equipment Training Centre on Friday. read more
The new E-Truck series by Nokian Tyres: reliable, economical kilometers for every season and axle position
21 August, 2017
Nokian tyres
As most transport professionals know, the cheapest tyre is seldom the most economical one. The tyre is expected to cover as much distance as possible while being quiet, safe and comfortable to drive. The rolling resistance affects fuel consumption... read more
Toyota turns to wood
21 August, 2017
Timberbiz
Car designers could turn to wood in a bid to make cars lighter, stronger and cheaper. A material made from wood pulp is five stronger than steel but weighs 80% less, according to researchers in Japan. And a leading supplier to Toyota is working alongside the boffins at Kyoto University... read more

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