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Component sales down, but parts sales are up

Component sales down, but parts sales are up

Component manufacturing for exports has taken a hammering due to the stronger rand, but parts sales entering the domestic market are doing well as fleet owners recover from the recession, writes Udo Rypstra

 
The inside man

The inside man

As is common with many high-action movie plots, fraud most often occurs when there is someone “on the inside” who is orchestrating it all. In the road freight industry in South Africa this could not be truer

 
High fuel prices spark demand for alternatives

High fuel prices spark demand for alternatives

The quest for alternative fuels and vehicles that offer better fuel consumption is intensifying. High oil prices are making it increasingly profitable for farmers to switch from growing maize for human consumption to growing it for the manufacture of ethanol, says UDO RYPSTRA

 
Ice ace!

Ice ace!

A jaunt to Iceland highlights the off-road prowess of the Hilux, if not the capability of its driver, CHARLEEN CLARKE…

   
Action all the way

Action all the way

The racing machines are big, brutal and beastly. They make Formula One cars look like they should belong to sissies. Stand back Sebastian Vettel and co! CHARLEEN CLARKE gains first-hand insight into the wild and wonderful world of truck racing…

 
“Green” pressure mounts on fleet operators

"Green" pressure mounts on fleet operators

The international call on industry to become more involved in preserving the environment against pollution, has also placed pressure on South Africa’s chemical and allied industries to clean up their act, not only in the production of dangerous goods, but also in the transportation of hazardous substances by road and rail, writes Udo Rypstra.

 
Arriving alive…at the nearest hospital

Arriving alive…at the nearest hospital

Christmas 2010, and the New Year and Easter seasons that follow in 2011 will again highlight how capable and well-equipped – or not – South Africa’s emergency services are for dealing with people who will be injured in crime and calamity cases, writes UDO RYPSTRA.

   
Border or barrier?

Border or barrier?

Beitbridge Border Post is reportedly the busiest inland port of entry in sub-Saharan Africa. The fact that this border has, owing to an increased volume of trucks amongst other factors, become increasingly chaotic since the end of last year, is of huge concern to cross-border cargo carriers. SIOBHAN ENRAGHT-MOONY investigates...

 
Transport industry still fighting fit

Transport industry still fighting fit

The past year has been an eventful one for all South Africans. There was the unanimously successful Soccer World Cup, and the unanimously disastrous economic recession. Both events have impacted on the local transport industry and some companies have suffered, but ultimately those at the top of their game have come through on the other side of 2010 with guns still a-blazing.

 
On with the show!

On with the show!

While some companies are still reeling from the recession and the dancing girls were not as plentiful as usual (presumably because of budget cuts), there was still plenty to see at this year’s IAA. CHARLEEN CLARKE trawled through all the halls in search of the latest and greatest new products...

   

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