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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.

 
Don’t lose your wheels

Don’t lose your wheels

Incorrectly chosen and fitted wheels can pose a major threat to the safety of one’s vehicle and to others on the road.

 

   
Inspect the unexpected

Inspect the unexpected

Regular 30-minute inspections of the vehicles in your fleet will lower your maintenance costs and reduce unnecessary and costly roadside breakdowns.


 
A tough act to follow

A tough act to follow

The recently revised Used Goods Act of 2012, (which replaces the Used Goods Act of 1955) – together with the Consumer Protection Act, which stipulates a number of constraints for the used vehicle dealer – makes trading tougher, especially for many of the smaller used truck and bus dealers

 

 
Cutting out the jack-knife

Cutting out the jack-knife

The jack-knifing of heavy articulated vehicles on the highways surrounding Johannesburg and Pretoria is becoming a regular occurrence, causing massive traffic delays and frustrated motorists. But who is to blame?

 

   

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