‘Diesel-blooded’ truckers will be enthralled at Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show, starting this week
It’s not only the petrol heads that experience the excitement of a roaring engine. Ask any of the ‘diesel-blooded truckers’ or anyone involved in the ‘most serious wheels on the road’ and they’ll tell you that nothing beats the massive power, the gutsy torque, and the sheer physical ‘presence’ of a medium, heavy or extra-heavy truck, bus or luxury coach or nippy city transporter.
Truckers, fleet owners and fleet managers – anyone and everyone involved in trucks and buses – will be enthralled by exhibitors at this year’s Johannesburg Truck and Bus Show co-hosted with the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) which runs from 18 to 27 October at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC). This show is the single best opportunity to see all the ‘big boys’ together and provides the ideal platform for those involved in making the tough decisions about future commercial vehicle fleet purchases. Visitors can compare, review and see first-hand what solutions are available from just about every commercial vehicle and bus manufacturer, and ancillary equipment supplier.
Vehicle exhibitors at the Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show have undertaken to have their experts on hand to engage and discuss any operator’s specific needs and challenges. While all the ‘heavyweights’ will be represented, most of the newcomers to the industry will be well represented, all showcasing their various offerings.
Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show Johannesburg Expo Centre, 16 – 27 October 2013
Some OEMs have released information about some of their ‘hot’ offerings. Like Iveco South Africa who will use JIMS to launch three new vehicles, including the Iveco Stralis Hi-Way 500HP Euro 5 – which was named as the 2013 ‘International Truck of the Year’ winner, in addition to the Iveco Daily Euro 4 Minibus and the Iveco Trakker Hi-Land 6×4 Truck-Tractor with 6×4 rigid version. What’s more, visitors to the Iveco stand will also get a special sneak-peak of the company’s brand new EuroCargo 2014 truck, which is being officially launched next year. Iveco says: “The Johannesburg International Motor Show attracts thousands of important motoring enthusiasts, including; trade buyers, importers, distributors, dealership and workshop managers, fleet owners and private car owners, to name a few. Establishing a strong presence at this event will ensure that we are able to directly network and liaise with this vast range of clients.”
Hino will also highlight several new models and derivatives in its comprehensive display at JIMS. The display will include models in its Hino 700-, 500- and 300-Series ranges as well as the Toyota-badged Dyna, which is a very popular urban logistics transport vehicle.
A separate commercial vehicle conference takes place on 24 October at JIMS and will include topics, such as “The future of public transport in SA; “What is wrong with road safety in South Africa?”; “Performance-based standards – a new way to configure truck specifications”; and “Impressions & reflections of a South African truck executive abroad in the global industry” by Geoff du Plessis, Executive Chairman, MAN Truck & Bus SA.
The Johannesburg Truck & Bus Show will have on display various brands of vehicles and their product experts in:
- Peoples Transport Vehicles (Buses; Mini-Buses; Luxury Coaches; and Bus & Coach Bodies)
- Goods Transport Vehicles (Trucks; Truck Trailers & Superstructures; Truck Bodies & Refrigeration; and Hoists & Cranes)
- Suppliers to the Bus & Truck Market (Engines & Engine Parts; Transmissions & Transmission Systems; Air Conditioning & Heating; Wheels & Tyres; and Specialist Lubricants)
- Specialised Service Providers to the Bus & Truck Market (Fleet Management & Enterprise IT Solutions; Telematics, Satellite Tracking & Navigation Systems; Communications Systems; and Specialised Commercial Vehicle Finance & Insurance Solutions.)