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Volvo breaks two world truck speed records

As many FleetWatch readers will know, Volvo Trucks has done some really crazy things to highlight the features of its trucks over the past years. In doing so, it chose to go the ‘viral’ digital route to get its message

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FleetwatchAugust 24, 2016 at 6:27am
Watching the launch of the new Scania live from overseas. CEO reckons it's a "game changer".
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FleetwatchAugust 23, 2016 at 2:03am
Thirteen trucks tested – 11 trucks failed.

Out of a total of 13 trucks randomly selected from the road for testing in last week’s Brake & Tyre Watch training programme for traffic officials held in the Western Cape, only two trucks passed. No, that’s not a typing mistake – 11 out of 13 trucks tested failed the roadworthy test. Shocking! Read More...

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FleetwatchAugust 19, 2016 at 2:28am
August 18th: Earlier this afternoon a truck and trailer combination overturned on the N1 about 15km outside of Worcester in the Western Cape. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the rig lying across the entire highway. Paramedics assessed the male driver, who was found walking around on the scene and found that he had escaped injury. It is understood that the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn.
FleetwatchAugust 18, 2016 at 8:47pm
August 18th: Two women were killed and another nine injured this morning after a truck and taxi collided on the R603 outside of Eston near Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found a truck and taxi smashed together on the side of the road. The entire left side of the taxi had been ripped open in the collision. On inspection, a body of a woman was found lying a few feet outside from the taxi. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the patient and she was declared dead on the scene. Ten other patients were found on the scene, four of them critically injured. One of the critically injured patients, a woman, was found lying trapped inside the taxi. Rescue services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to free her from the vehicle. Unfortunately the woman succumbed to her injuries before she could be freed, and was declared dead on scene. Paramedics treated the patients and provided the three critically injured with numerous, advanced life support interventions. Once treated, they were transported to various hospitals in the area for further medical attention. The cause of the collision is not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
FleetwatchAugust 17, 2016 at 5:20am
August 16th: Three men were injured this afternoon when their truck rolled on the R71 near Tzaneen in Limpopo. ER24 paramedics, along with local authorities, arrived on the scene and found the truck upright blocking one of the lanes. Tiles that had been on the back of the truck were spread across the scene. Paramedics found three men walking around on the scene removing the debris and on assessment, found that all three had sustained only minor injuries. Fortunately, no serious or fatal injuries were reported on the scene. Paramedics treated the patients and thereafter transported them to Van Velden Provincial Hospital for further treatment. It is believed the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll. Local authorities were on scene for further investigations. No loss of life thank goodness but big losses on the truck through the driver apparently ‘losing control’. We hear too often of drivers ‘losing control’.
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