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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
New UD Trucks dealer opens in Harrismith
21 August, 2017
UD trucks
UD Trucks announced the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith, Free State. The dealership, which will officially open its doors on 4 September, is strategically located inside the Highway Junction truck stop right of the busy N3 highway, and will offer UD fleet owners convenient sales... read more
MAN Truck and Bus at Agritechnica 2017
21 August, 2017
A variety of transport tasks are arising in agricultural business and for contracted hauliers. Thanks to their high payload at a gross train weight of 40 or 38 tonnes, low fuel consumption and typical high driving speed of 89 km/h, trucks are gaining ground in the transport chain between farm, field and warehouse. read more
September won’t be a good month for fuel
16 August, 2017
Transport World
Motorists will have to tighten their belts this coming month as September will see another disappointing month for the fuel price. The Automobile Association (AA) has predicted an increase of 63 cents per litre for petrol, 57 cents for diesel and 58 cents for illuminating paraffin... read more
Hino on the move with new factory and important new model
14 August, 2017
Hino
The Hino truck brand may be 75 years old and Hino's history can be traced back 100 years, but Japan's leading heavy and extra-heavy truck manufacturer for the past 44 years is certainly moving ahead strongly in the 21st century. Production is increasing, exports are growing... read more
How driver behaviour can impact your business
17 July, 2017
Infrastructure news
Today, the incorporation of GPS vehicle tracking technology has the ability to provide relevant data on a driver's behaviour when operating a vehicle. This information is captured on the vehicles computer dashboard and can be accessed by a fleet operator at any time. read more
Self-steering Volvo truck set to increase Brazil’s sugar-cane harvest
12 July, 2017
Volvo
Volvo Trucks has developed a new self-steering truck that can become a significant productivity booster for Brazilian sugar-cane growers. The truck, which is used to transport newly harvested sugar-cane, is steered with great precision through the fields in order to avoid damaging the young plants. read more
HINO SA comes out top in both parts and service categories in international contest
6 July, 2017
HINO
Hino, already the pace-setter for after-sales service in the South African truck market, has just clinched both the parts and service categories in the Hino International Parts and Service Distributor of the Year contest for the second consecutive year. read more
Volvo opens US$10m dealership in Zambia
6 July, 2017
Volvo
The Volvo Group Southern Africa, in partnership with Titanium Motors opened the new dealership in the capital of Lusaka, which offers complete sales, parts and service for Volvo Trucks and UD Trucks customers operating in the region. read more

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