Regulars

Regulars

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

February 20, 2020

Fesarta Transist begins to gain traction

Fesarta’s Transist Bureau has been designed to help transport operators resolve problems on routes across southern Africa     The newly formed Fesarta Transist...

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February 20, 2020

Blockchains and competition law

Transporters developing or using blockchain technology in South Africa must ensure that they do not breach competition law and do not create platforms for...

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February 20, 2020

Understanding permissible maximum combination mass

Overloaded goods vehicles do considerable damage to road infrastructure – but understanding how permissible maximum combination mass is determined will help truck operators to...

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February 20, 2020

Public transport needs lots of work

Vaughan Mostert wonders whether city councillors and municipal officials in Johannesburg and Durban have shares in the minibus-taxi industry – why else would they...

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February 6, 2020

Fighting transport crime

In an effort to reduce transport crime, Fesarta has partnered with a forensic investigator who specialises in truck hijacking, cargo theft and diesel scams...

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December 5, 2019

Born in the USA!

The second North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show recently took place in Atlanta, and we had the opportunity to check out the wares of...

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December 4, 2019

Take the trolley to table mountain!

Across the world, very few big metropoles have attempted to realise the full potential of trolleybuses – but Cape Town could show them the...

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December 3, 2019

Benefits of advanced driving skills

Truck owners would be well advised to train their drivers in the art of advanced driving, as there are many benefits to be reaped...

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December 3, 2019

Matching insurance cover to the logistics chain

Careful analysis of contractual obligations is an important part of ensuring that proper insurance cover is in place when goods are moved through the...

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December 3, 2019

Mayhem at the border

Southern Africa’s cross-border transport companies face a tough task – overcoming the violence, corruption and long delays at customs’ posts that have forced some...

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November 8, 2019

Border-post procedures in need of an overhaul

Border crossings in southern Africa are fraught with disaster – and South Africa is not immune to the probability of falling victim to high-risk...

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November 8, 2019

Who is liable when cargo causes damage?

Since cargo owners can be held responsible for the potential of damage or loss that their goods could cause while in transit, they are...

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