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Tech-savvy  logistics

Tech-savvy logistics

Advancing technology and increased e-commerce means logistics supply chains need to be able to keep up with the times – and the demand. We ask how leveraging everyday technology can assist, both within an organisation and between logistics partners

 
The political side of transport

The political side of transport

It’s often said that more could be done within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to make cross-border trade less difficult, expensive and time consuming. We explore the ideas of liberalising market access for the road-freight industry and harmonising traffic legislation in the region

 
Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

Transport is an essential service that drives the economy and impacts everyday life. It is, however, a tough industry that often struggles with poor public perceptions.

 
A new level of of big

A new level of of big

Mining trucks keep on getting bigger and bigger, as miners increasingly opt for huge- capacity trucks with greater operational efficiency. Take the Belaz 75710, for instance; it has a staggering 496-t payload ...

   
Registration woes could put dealers out of business!

Registration woes could put dealers out of business!

Truck dealers in the Eastern Cape are spitting mad! Thanks to administrative inefficiencies, their very livelihood is being impacted! CHARLEEN CLARKE investigates ...

 
First year, second position

First year, second position

The medium-weight FAW 8.140 FL range was launched in May 2015 and now, a mere year later, it is ranked second in the five-tonne truck segment.

 
Trouble on the horizon?

Trouble on the horizon?

Certain key themes cropped up at the 2016 Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention, reports GAVIN MYERS. In addition to debate on policies that will affect the industry, economic, labour and safety concerns crept in

   
Feeling used?

Feeling used?

In our 2015 report on used vehicles we learned that sales within the used market were growing substantially. Is this still the case? FOCUS goes truck shopping

 
Will Redisa die?

Will Redisa die?

Following Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 Budget Speech there has been debate around the announcement of new taxes and levies. A case in point is the tyre levy. Will this replace the existing Recycling and Economic Initiative of South Africa’s (Redisa’s) waste management fee, which has been in place for the last three years? In fact, does Redisa have a future? Hermann Erdmann, CEO of Redisa, explains

 
A grey area

A grey area

Imagine a company director being held liable for an accident that happens with a vehicle belonging to a staff member. The scenario is not as farfetched as it sounds. We explore the concept of “grey” fleet management

   

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Contributors

Frank Beeton Global Focus is compiled exclusively for FOCUS by Frank Beeton of Econometrix.
Vic Oliver One of this country’s most respected commercial vehicle industry authorities.
Vaughan Mostert Through Hopping Off, Mostert leaves readers with some parting food for thought as he continues his push for change in the local public transport industry.
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