Hino Team Sugawara has conducted extensive testing of the 1 000 hp hybrid truck it has entered in the 2022 Dakar Rally. Results have been very promising as the team aims to take on the so-called “monster trucks” with Hino’s first racing diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. This event, which is considered the most gruelling motorsport event in the world, will take place in Saudi Arabia from January 2-14.
FAW Trucks has become one of the true success stories of the South African commercial vehicle market. Continuously reaching new sales heights since its first locally produced unit rolled off the assembly line in 2014, it now has a 16-strong range of commercial vehicles in different body derivatives that cater to virtually every need and application.
December 10th 2021 was the first day of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as it marks the start of a new era for Daimler Truck. Following the spin-off from Daimler AG, the first day of listing symbolizes Daimler Truck’s embarkment into unrestricted entrepreneurial independence.
• Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa Assembly Plant in East London kick-starts its 60th Anniversary celebrations
• The company announces the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Actros 60th edition range as part of this significant celebration
• The company further unveils the 60th Anniversary badge to be applied on all DTBSA products produced in its renowned Plant in the year 2022
The South African heavy commercial vehicle market is a tough and highly competitive one, and discerning buyers in this sector are basing their purchase decisions on product reputation, affordability, reliability, durability, aftersales service and low overall cost of ownership. Products from FAW Trucks tick all these boxes and as a result it has become the brand of choice for many successful businesses.
The Ctrack Freight Transport Index (CFTI) improved by 6,1% year on year. What is interesting is that Air Freight and Road Freight have been the major contributors to this growth. Pipelines showed the biggest improvements, but this remains a minor contributor to the overall index.
MAN recently launched its new TG range of trucks for customers in South Africa. The new vehicles reflect MAN’s customer centric approach and are designed to meet their operational requirements – for today and for the future.
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) has been the pinnacle of the commercial vehicle industry for over 60 years, offering market-leading transport solutions and services across the region. The recently announced Daimler AG separation into two purely-play independent companies heralds a new dawn for DTBSA, as it prepares to officially transition into a completely independent and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG effective from 1 December 2021. This historic milestone represents the start of a profound reshaping of DTBSA, and with a truck and bus dedicated and customer-centric corporate structure going forward, the company will continue to drive a sustainable transport system to better serve the growing business needs of the Southern Africa market.
FAW Trucks has experienced significant growth and sales success on the South African commercial vehicle scene since the start of 2021, thanks in large part to the unparalleled suitability of its products for local conditions. Building trucks in South Africa, for Africa, the company has an enviable reputation for providing models that are not only durable, but also provide value for money and low total cost of ownership.
International Africa has brought the tally of trucks supplied to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport (DoT) this year, to in excess of 65 units. The latest delivery of 28 trucks, which will operate in the eThekwini (Durban) and Empangeni regions, were handed over to the KwaZulu-Natal DoT at an event held at the Department’s offices in Merebank, Durban.