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The battle of the best

The battle of the best

This year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa’s (CILTSA) National Forklift Driver Competition was once again a great success, with drivers from around the country gathering to showcase their skills.

 
Shouldering the blame

Shouldering the blame

Owing to their nomadic existence, truck drivers are often blamed for spreading HIV. But are they really the biggest culprits? GG VAN ROOYEN looks at evidence that contradicts this widely held assumption.

 
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Faking it

When a safety critical item fails on a truck or trailer the repercussions can be extensive, from expensive down time right through to lives lost, depending on the incident. NADINE VON MOLTKE examines the rise of pirated parts in South Africa and the implications of this growing market.

 
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Driving responsibly

Brakes, tyres, overloading and servicing are all important aspects to consider when addressing the issue of trucks and road safety, but what of the most important factor of all, the driver? FOCUS attended a Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) workshop on the importance of driver management.

   
Department of Transport proposes major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996

Department of Transport proposes major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996

The Road Freight Association (RFA) received a fax regarding proposed major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996 on 6 October 2009.

 
Toughing out the local market

Toughing out the local market

It’s been a tough year for the extra-heavy commercial vehicle segment, particularly when we consider the phenomenal growth of this sector throughout 2007/8. NADINE VON MOLTKE puts the extra heavies of 2009 into perspective.

 
Back 2 the future

Back 2 the future

Local government’s complete lack of regulation regarding climate change and emission standards is about to change. Come 1 January 2010, the production of all new vehicles must meet Euro 2 compliance standards. FOCUS attended Nissan Diesel’s launch of its new Euro 2 range.

   
On a roll

On a roll

Tyres are among the most important consumables on a truck. That explains why tyre manufacturers are under constant pressure to make them smaller (to reduce platform height and increase payload), give them higher speed ratings, increase their life, lower their rolling resistance, produce less noise, have enhanced wet road holding and be retreadable more often, writes JAKE VENTER.

 
In constant communication

In constant communication

Although vehicle tracking technology has been around for a quite a while, it has changed significantly over the last few years. These advancements have allowed the technology to become both an indispensable risk and fleet management tool. GG VAN ROOYEN looks at how the latest technology assists operators in managing their fleets.

 
A life on the road

A life on the road

What better way to learn about the ins and outs of the trucking industry than to drive a truck oneself? This is exactly what Marius de Lange, owner of Cadman Carriers, has done, and with eight months’ owner-driver experience now under his belt, he’s learnt enough about trucking life to keep him – and his trucking business – on the road.

   

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