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Don’t neglect essential checks

Based on more than 500 heavy vehicle audits over the past six years, I have found that the most neglected components on these vehicles were batteries, tyres and radiator coolants

 

The way to go: auto or manual transmission?

With more truck manufacturers fitting automated manual transmissions into their vehicles, today’s potential buyers are able to select manual transmission, automated manual transmission, or a fully automatic transmission on some models.

 

Truck drivers need to earn their wages!

To justify higher wages truck drivers need to take more responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is more productive and safe on the road.

 

Vehicle uptime

In these tough economic times vehicle uptime, or vehicle availability to do the job, has become a key requirement in many fleets.

   

Selecting truck bodies and cranes – a veritable minefield

It is extremely important to ensure that you select a good truck bodybuilder when buying your next truck, says VIC OLIVER

 

Forecasting 2011

In a world that has not yet fully recovered from a financial recession, how many new trucks and buses will be sold in South Africa in 2011?

 

When I’m big I want to be a firewoman!

VIC OLIVER recently spent a morning with Tracey Lee Visser, the station commander at Kibler Park Fire Station, discovering what motivates this determined woman, who loves her job and working with her team of firefighters in a male-dominated industry.

   

Vehicle productivity

Vehicle productivity is the key to ensuring that your new commercial vehicle has the ability to generate an earning. So, when buying a new vehicle, carefully examine all the factors that affect its productivity.

 

May the force be with you

When selecting a new vehicle it is wise to take cognisance of the forces that impede a vehicle’s ability to perform. One also needs to endeavour to minimise the effects of these forces, suggests VIC OLIVER.

 

Learning from the master

Want to reduce costs and increase profit margins in your road transport company? VIC OLIVER asks one of the foremost authorities in the game to share his secrets...

   

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