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Tough time for truck sales in 2017
13 December, 2017
Truck News
South Africa's 2017 truck sales are much weaker than expected with the local truck market lagging 2.9% behind the sales recorded during the corresponding period last year. This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers... read more
New Hino 500 trucks now in local production
30 November, 2017
Hino
The latest range of Hino 500 Wide Cab trucks has gone into production at Hino South Africa's world class assembly plant in Prospecton, near Durban, and units are already on the way to dealerships countrywide. The Hino 500 range is being expanded from five models. read more
Mining’ the most out of OTR tyres with NitraLife’s nitrogen filling: improved safety, better inflation and less ‘hot air’
30 November, 2017
nitralife
Today, in the mining industry, safety standards are more stringent than ever. Should a mine experience an incident, which results in an injury or even a fatality, the subsequent legal consequences and financial penalties can be severe. read more
Volvo Financial Services launches in South Africa
9 November, 2017
Engineering news
Volvo Financial Services (VFS), the global finance arm of the Volvo Group, has announced the launch of Volvo Financial Services Southern Africa. VFS Southern Africa will provide financial services to customers of Volvo Group Southern Africa, which includes the UD Trucks... read more
UD Trucks showcases new lineup of heavy-duty trucks at 45th Tokyo Motor Show
1 November, 2017
Hino
At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, UD Trucks showcased a lineup of all-new Quon and Quester heavy-duty trucks, launched the all-new Quon tractor model and revealed an 8-liter downsized engine. UD Trucks continues to broaden its heavy-duty product lineup to better meet the needs read more
Latest generation Hino 500 trucks being built at new Koga factory
1 November, 2017
HINO
The latest generation Hino 500 trucks are being built at Hino Motors' new Koga plant in Japan. It recently started volume production. A group of South African journalists was fortunate to be given a preview tour of this impressive new facility earlier in the year as the official opening only took place recently. read more
Hitachi Wheel Loader offers Highest Quality
27 October, 2017
Hitachi
A new Hitachi ZW220-6 wheel loader has been delivered to Jysk Kloak Entreprise ApS (JKE), a specialist sewage and landscaping contractor based in Tjæreborg on the west coast of Denmark. It is the latest addition to the company's Hitachi fleet, which includes... read more
SA trucking industry optimistic about the future
24 October, 2017
Future load expo
The truck industry in South Africa is certainly optimistic about the future, judging by the launch activity on the opening day of Futuroad, the truck and bus show which was co-located with Automechanika. Several of the new models were launched by comparative newcomers to the local market... read more
Volvo invests in safety
24 October, 2017
Volvo
The Volvo Trucks assembly plant on the Durban South Coast was recently upgraded in order allow for the production of models featuring the latest Active Safety Technology. Reuben van Niekerk reports. The plant assembles a variety of Volvo models that are delivered... read more
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

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