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The dangers of overtaking heavy-duty trucks

The dangers of overtaking heavy-duty trucks

Car and bakkie drivers continually try their luck and overtake large trucks in unsafe conditions.

 
A truly terrifying test

A truly terrifying test

Employing a new truck or bus driver, without first testing that he or she is capable of driving your vehicle, can place them, your company and the lives of others in peril.

 
A market beset by problems

A market beset by problems

How many new trucks and buses are going to be sold next year? Here is our 2016 truck and bus market forecast

 
No longer a radical shift

No longer a radical shift

Automated Manual Transmissions (AMTs) have proved to be reliable over a period of time

   
No limit to ignoring mass limits

No limit to ignoring mass limits

Truck and bus drivers ignoring National Road Traffic Mass Limit signs do so at their peril and endanger the lives of the general public.

 
Protecting a win-win situation

Protecting a win-win situation

Well-planned and -managed truck owner-driver schemes create a win-win situation for the company and the owner-driver. However, current unhappiness – as recently reported in the media – between the owner-drivers and the companies regarding the safety of vehicles, could jeopardise the concept.

 
Side-tipping trailers get the tip?

Side-tipping trailers get the tip?

Are end-tipping semi-trailers regaining their popularity in the South African transport market?

   
The troubles of truck accident repairs

The troubles of truck accident repairs

Getting your commercial vehicle back on the road, as soon as possible after it has been in an accident, is a major benefit in this tough economic environment. What factors stall the repair work and how can you get it completed as quickly as possible?

 
Six or seven axles?

Six or seven axles?

The recent FOCUS Truck Test (see FOCUS May) raised the old debate of whether a 6x4 truck tractor is more economical to run coupled to a set of interlink trailers (seven-axle rig) or to a three-axle trailer (six-axle rig)

 
Congratulations are in order

Congratulations are in order

I recently experienced nothing short of world-class service at the Mogale City motor vehicle licensing office. Others in the Gauteng region should follow its example

   
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