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The automated choice

The automated choice

Many truck manufacturers in South Africa are now fitting automated manual transmissions (AMTs) as standard equipment in their vehicles. But are they the correct choice for all vehicle applications?

 
Don't get iced out

Don't get iced out

“Mr Frosty” is coming to town and vehicle owners need to be prepared. Here are some important problem areas that should be taken into account when conducting maintenance during winter.

 
The intricacies of Truck Test 2014

The intricacies of Truck Test 2014

Tough healthy competition, between the truck manufacturers that entered Truck Test 2014, was evident right from the start of this year’s test. With current high fuel and operating costs, the participating manufacturers were all keen to prove that, correctly driven and maintained, their vehicles are economical to own and operate.

 
Bottle to the Throttle

Bottle to the Throttle

South Africa’s heavy truck and bus drivers are clearly unaware of the consequences of drinking and driving. The problem continues unabated

   
Costly chaos of heavy-vehicle breakdowns

Costly chaos of heavy-vehicle breakdowns

A sure indicator of how well a fleet is managed and cared for is the number of breakdowns it suffers. These breakdowns often result in unnecessary financial cost and, worse, other accidents on the roads. It’s up to vehicle operators to prevent this.

 
The art of wise buying

The art of wise buying

The motives of operators are changing when it comes to buying new stock. Globalised sourcing of components, value-added services and a reduction in risk for operators all come together to influence the purchasing decision.

 
What might 2014 hold?

What might 2014 hold?

Despite perceived negativity surrounding the economic performance of South Africa and other western countries, the local truck and bus market could very well grow by four percent in 2014.

   
Is government protecting rail?

Is government protecting rail?

Will the recent announcement by Lucky Montana, CEO of the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa), that R3,5 billion is being spent on the purchase of 88 new dual electric diesel passenger/freight locomotives, and government determination that more freight should be transported by rail, lead South Africa back to a regulated transport system to protect rail?

 
A big job ahead

A big job ahead

Our new minister of transport has made some staunch statements about what needs to be done to fix the deplorable situation on our roads. But can she actually do it?

 
Clean up your act!

Clean up your act!

In these tough economic times, it pays to keep your trucks clean and in the same condition as when you purchased them.

   
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