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Truck maintenance contracts gain traction

Heavy vehicle maintenance contracts are becoming increasingly popular, especially among operators who fully understand the factors affecting the operating costs of their vehicles. VIC OLIVER explains why.


Prepare now – fuel price increase will hit hard

The fuel price is sky rocketing! Ever-conscious of the transport operator’s bottom line, VIC OLIVER shares his top 12 ways to save fuel.


Avoiding premature engine failure

With the slowdown in the world economy putting the squeeze on profit margins, bus and truck operators simply can’t afford premature engine failures.


Let’s take the high road

As a truck and bus industry we must do our best to help reduce the unacceptable carnage on our roads, says VIC OLIVER.


Forecasting 2012

With the world economy in turmoil, how many new trucks and buses will be sold in South Africa in 2012?


N3 takes its Toll

Empty alcohol containers found along the busiest trucking route in South Africa tell a worrying story.


What a show!

The 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show upheld its reputation as a world-class display of the latest commercial vehicles and buses, writes VIC OLIVER.


Going green: now is the time

Triton Express – a large road transport company – has taken the initiative to reduce its carbon footprint and create a safer working environment in our trucking industry. On behalf of the entire FOCUS team, I would like to congratulate them.


Improving on driver delivery

To improve safety and optimise performance and fuel consumption, dealers and manufacturers need to improve their new vehicle delivery and handover procedure, especially for extra heavy commercial vehicles and buses.


No more old boys club

It is time for the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and the Road Freight Association to become more proactive in assisting the government in finding and implementing quicker solutions to the problems that face road transport operators


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