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  • One road at a time

    After the end of a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka embarked on a national program to upgrade the nation’s ailing infrastructure – a move that is now starting to pay off. Read More...

  • Who’s right?

    Even if it did slow down in 2018, China’s economy would still grow at roughly double the rate of the US. And yet there is no consensus as to where it could be headed in the year to come – largely due to an unpredictable key variable, US President Donald Trump. Read More...

  • Rise of the trailer drone

    Since its invention, the semi-trailer has been trailing behind the truck – not just in the sense of being towed, but especially with view to technological progress. Could the advent of autonomous driving turn the system upside down? Read More...

  • Full of Ambition

    In 2013, Lecitrailer CEO, Carlos Leciñena, told Global Trailer that the internationalisation of the family business was "inexorable", and that both brand and leadership style would have to evolve accordingly. Time to follow up. Read More...

  • Digital Realism

    The technology behind trendy mobile apps such as Snapchat and Pokémon Go has arrived in the heavy vehicle space and is challenging the traditional notion of load management, navigation and even truck driver education. What’s next? Read More...

  • Piloting PBS in South Africa

    Performance-Based Standards schemes have proven to have a drastic positive impact on the cost of logistics, emissions, safety and infrastructure protection. After a 100 million kilometre pilot project, the Smart Truck initiative is now bringing the same benefits to South Africa. Story by Christopher de Saxe, Paul Nordengen and Robert Berman. Read More...

  • Embracing the Future

    While the hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence is quickly reaching critical mass, many businesses in the transport equipment space hesitate to embrace the new technology. A costly mistake, as research is proving. Read More...

  • Beyond the motor

    The 45th Tokyo Motor Show once again covered the entire automotive spectrum from motorcycles through to heavy transport equipment. And yet the key focus was, for the first time, on transport solutions that look beyond the engine. Did trailers make the cut? Read More...

  • In for the long haul

    Despite rising competition in central Europe, 125-year-old German OEM, Kässbohrer, has no intention of changing course. Strong-minded but smart, the behemoth is turning tradition into a competitive advantage. Read More...

  • Tried and trusted

    Complementing Northern European stoicism with a deep understanding of market dynamics and constant drive to innovate, German tanker specialist, FFB, is bridging the gap between traditional craftsmanship and the digital age. Read More...


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