FOCUS On Transport and Logistics

Banner

 

You are here: Home Regulars Vic's View
Banner
Banner
Banner
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?

 

 
Proudly South African

Proudly South African

South Africa needs more jobs and the motor industry has the opportunity to be a key role player by expanding its local content.

 

 
Do accidents just happen?

Do accidents just happen?

 Recent truck accidents – that one might imagine came straight out of a movie – are not acceptable in a professional industry, says VIC OLIVER.

 

   
Selecting and employing a new truck or bus driver

Selecting and employing a new truck or bus driver

Employing and training the right person to drive your vehicles saves time, money and perhaps even your company’s reputation. Here are some points to consider.

 
What to look for when choosing a new truck

What to look for when choosing a new truck

Is fuel consumption or after-sales service the number one factor that buyers of new trucks and buses take into account when choosing a new vehicle?

 

Looking ahead to 2013

Violent strikes that caught international attention, the increasing use of Transnet’s oil pipeline and the constant threat of rail were among the curveballs thrown at the market in 2012. Despite this, it still ended close to VIC OLIVER’s predictions. How might 2013 fare?

   
When the going gets tough …

When the going gets tough …

How is the road freight industry going to afford the latest driver wage increases? VIC OLIVER looks at ways drivers and transport managers can reduce operating costs and increase margins to soften the impact.

 
At last! safer roads in sight

At last! safer roads in sight

Some of the changes proposed in the 20th Draft Amendment to the National Road Traffic Act Regulations give us reason to feel optimistic, writes VIC OLIVER.

 
Yellow-lane driving

Yellow-lane driving

Pleased about the courteous behaviour shown by many long-distance truck drivers, VIC OLIVER is nonetheless worried about their seeming ignorance of the law when it comes to driving in the yellow lane.

   
Banner

Discover More About Focus

charmont media global Editrans - A Guide to Education in the Wheels Game Focus On Transport and Logistics is ABC Certified Focus On Transport and Logistics is an International Truck of the Year 2014 Associate Member

Truck Test 2015

This page require Adobe Flash 9.0 (or higher) plug in.

Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
  • Contact

  • Subscribe

  • Advertise

Enquiries and questions?Charmont Media Global
Unit 17 Northcliff Office Park
203 Beyers Naude Drive
Northcliff
Tel: 011 782 1070

Or complete the enquiry form »

Subscribe to FOCUS Contact our Circulation Manager to subscribe or click here to download the subscription form.

Bev Rogers
Tel: 011 782 1070
Cell: 078 230 5063
Email: bev@focusontransport.co.za

Be Seen! Advertise in FOCUSAdvertising Sales
Margaret Phillipson
Cell: 083 263 0451
Email: margaret@focusontransport.co.za

Atish Ramachul
Cell: 061 320 2210
Email: atish@charmont.co.za

Banner