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Faking it

When a safety critical item fails on a truck or trailer the repercussions can be extensive, from expensive down time right through to lives lost, depending on the incident. NADINE VON MOLTKE examines the rise of pirated parts in South Africa and the implications of this growing market.

 
The battle of the best

The battle of the best

This year’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa’s (CILTSA) National Forklift Driver Competition was once again a great success, with drivers from around the country gathering to showcase their skills.

 
Department of Transport proposes major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996

Department of Transport proposes major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996

The Road Freight Association (RFA) received a fax regarding proposed major changes to the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA), Act 93 of 1996 on 6 October 2009.

 
Toughing out the local market

Toughing out the local market

It’s been a tough year for the extra-heavy commercial vehicle segment, particularly when we consider the phenomenal growth of this sector throughout 2007/8. NADINE VON MOLTKE puts the extra heavies of 2009 into perspective.

   
Back 2 the future

Back 2 the future

Local government’s complete lack of regulation regarding climate change and emission standards is about to change. Come 1 January 2010, the production of all new vehicles must meet Euro 2 compliance standards. FOCUS attended Nissan Diesel’s launch of its new Euro 2 range.

 
On a roll

On a roll

Tyres are among the most important consumables on a truck. That explains why tyre manufacturers are under constant pressure to make them smaller (to reduce platform height and increase payload), give them higher speed ratings, increase their life, lower their rolling resistance, produce less noise, have enhanced wet road holding and be retreadable more often, writes JAKE VENTER.

 
In constant communication

In constant communication

Although vehicle tracking technology has been around for a quite a while, it has changed significantly over the last few years. These advancements have allowed the technology to become both an indispensable risk and fleet management tool. GG VAN ROOYEN looks at how the latest technology assists operators in managing their fleets.

   
A life on the road

A life on the road

What better way to learn about the ins and outs of the trucking industry than to drive a truck oneself? This is exactly what Marius de Lange, owner of Cadman Carriers, has done, and with eight months’ owner-driver experience now under his belt, he’s learnt enough about trucking life to keep him – and his trucking business – on the road.

 
A greener solution

A greener solution

Public transport has long been toted as one of the answers to greenhouse gas emissions – the more people riding a bus, the fewer cars on the road. However, bus manufacturers have not stopped there, instead choosing to focus on developing the most sustainable transport solutions attainable through modern technology.

 
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Industry’s top companies named

Which companies are at the top of the game within the transport industry? All has been revealed, with the announcement of the 2009 Focus on Excellence Awards finalists...

   

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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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