Case Construction Equipment’s long game in the Middle East
Franco Invernizzi of CNH Industrial on the brand’s regional rise. It was early 2013 when Construction Machinery ME first interviewed CNH Industrial’s head of Middle East and Africa, Franco Invernizzi. The occasion was the opening of a new dealer branch for Roots Group in Riyadh. Roots Group,…

Dubai to launch first phase of Makani address system in October
Dubai Municipality’s e-address system will initially cover 40,000 buildings in 63 districts. The Dubai Municipality will implement phase one of its new e-address system Makani in October, according to state news agency WAM.The Makani system will allow people to locate entrances of buildings,…

Dubai Taxi Corp in deal with 7 schools to transport 2500 students
Taxi firm, part of the Roads and Transport Authority, is to transport students on 111 new buses. The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed deals with seven schools to transport about 2,500 students on 111 newly designed buses over the 2015-16 academic year. The seven schools are the German School,…

Dubai taxis ‘carry 107 million passengers in first half of 2015’
Roads and Transport Authority cabs made 52 million trips in the first six months. Taxis overseen by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai carried more than 107 million passengers on 52 million trips over the first six months of this year, the government organisation said.Yousef Mohammed…

Case Construction Equipment to showcase full range at South Africa show
Machines specced for Africa and Middle East to be on display at Bauma Conexpo Africa. Case Construction Equipment has announced it will display a full line of equipment at next month’s Bauma Conexpo Africa show in Johannesburg. The line-up will include a range of machines the company offers in…

Chinese automakers see opportunities in UAE school transport
Brands like Foton and Higer seek to tap into the school bus segment. Chinese commercial-vehicle brands are increasingly tapping into the UAE’s lucrative school transport sector, manufacturers say. The opportunity in the school transport segment comes as the brand perception of Chinese manufacturers…

Al-Futtaim launches 2016 Toyota Hilux in UAE
Introduced in the UAE forty years ago, the Toyota Hilux pickup has sold 150,000 units to date. Al-Futtaim Motors, the dealer for Toyota in the UAE, has launched the eighth generation of the Japanese brand’s popular pickup truck, the 2016 Toyota Hilux.A common sight on UAE roads, the Hilux was…

Middle East’s ‘Uber for freight’ matches empty trucks with loads
Sebastian Stefan, CEO of LoadMe.ae, explains the story behind the freight-exchange website. For most transporters in the Middle East, delivering cargo by road usually means loading a truck, dispatching it to the desired destination, and having it drive back empty.The latter leg of the journey was a…

Abu Dhabi launches tyre inspection campaign
Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council to check the fitness of new and re-treaded tyres in the UAE capital. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has launched an inspection campaign to check the fitness of vehicle tyres, state news agency WAM reported.The campaign, which will run until August…

Qatari drivers face more fines for bad lane discipline
Fifty patrols have been assigned to monitor trucks and trailers violating city rules. Motorists in Qatar face more fines under a clampdown on poor lane discipline and overtaking from the right, it was reported.Cameras installed on roundabouts and interchanges will be able to detect violations…
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