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V8 diesel: engine of the future?

Modern V8 diesel engines are highly fuel-efficient. Does this mean that we will see more V8 engines powering our trucks and buses in the future?


Don’t ignore risk and safety!

No transport operator can afford to have a single vehicle off the road, let alone several, for any length of time. A competent in-house risk and safety manager with clout is needed to ensure unnecessary breakdowns and accidents are kept to an absolute minimum.


To toll or not to toll?

What are the benefits of paying to use a toll road, and are there any hidden costs when opting for a longer alternative route?


Look after your drivers!

Increasing numbers of skilled truck drivers are involved in accidents as a result of Aids-related illnesses and fatigue. The time is long overdue for all road transport industry role players to confront this harsh reality by assessing and helping to manage the wellness of their drivers.


A challenging road ahead

2010 looks set to be a challenging year for road transport operators. Unless transport companies can take steps to reduce road traffic congestion and endeavour to lower running costs by operating more efficiently, their profit margins are going to be eroded


A licence to drive

Don’t employ a new truck or bus driver until you have tested his ability to safely and skillfully handle your vehicle.


Driving under the influence

Could narcotics and chronic medical conditions be responsible for so many truck and bus drivers falling asleep at the wheel?


Forecasting 2010

In the wake of plummeting sales, the closing months of 2008 saw manufacturers facing unexpected storage and refurbishing expenses on top of stock financing costs. During 2009, a fall in the demand for road freight and transport caused new vehicle sales to decline even further. Industry captains now face the daunting task of predicting truck and bus sales for 2010.


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