Commercial vehicles

UD Quon

Truck sales track lower sales predictions

The South African commercial vehicle market is continuing to track various industry predictions with the forecasted decline in new truck sales continuing during August. This is according to the latest results released by the National Association of...
Africa truck tyre change

In contact with the African tyre market

Tristan Wiggill learns how established tyre brands prove their worth in tough operating environments. Most tyre suppliers in the market today have a range of suitable tyres for cross-border, long-haul transporters. Despite this, tyre research and...
FAW Harrismith

100 up for FAW dealer

Literally ‘hitting it out of the park’, one of FAW’s acclaimed dealers scored a century when he delivered his team’s 100th FAW truck sold – a first among FAW’s Southern African representatives to sell these many units through a single FAW...
Ernie Trautmann image

Hino vision still clear

“Hino South Africa is having a good year in terms of sales when one considers the tough the economic climate and highly competitive market,” said Vice President Ernie Trautmann, addressing the media recently. “Hino’s overall...
hino

Revisions made to HINO 500-series

A number of running changes are taking place in the Hino 500-Series range between August and the end of the year. Two of the changes are regulatory and involve the fitment of a speed limiter and anti-skid brakes (ABS) while there are related...
Super Carry

Super Carry beats the odds

The challenge – drive 750 km with a load of 750 kg on R750 worth of fuel with a Suzuki Super Carry. The #SuperCarry750 challenge was conceived when the team at Suzuki Auto South Africa decided to test their newest workhorse and help someone...
Scania R Series

Scania launches new range

Scania is introducing a new truck range, the result of ten years of development work and investments in the region of SEK 20 billion. With the new range, Scania is extending its offering and can now, thanks to its unique modular system, supply more...

Volvo’s Iron Knight breaks speed record

Volvo Trucks’ The Iron Knight is the world’s fastest truck – twice over. It has beaten the speed record in the standing-start 500- and 1000-metre categories. The record-breaker is custom-built in every respect apart from the engine and the...