Vic’s view

Regulars

Vic's View

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

May 29, 2020

Jackknifes: not always the driver’s fault

While drivers of heavy articulated vehicles are often blamed when their vehicles jackknife, sometimes these incidents are beyond their control Two recent horrific road...

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March 30, 2020

Keep your truck driver healthy

Early signs of rising operating costs for heavy vehicles in 2020 are clearly evident. Truck and bus owners therefore need to take action to...

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March 16, 2020

E-toll dilemma!

Truck operators are asking some serious questions about the future of the e-tolls The procrastination by the ANC and the other authorities involved in...

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February 20, 2020

Key performance areas in road transport

Maintaining a competitive and profitable transport business means keeping careful watch on a host of key performance factors, says VIC OLIVER The start of...

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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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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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November 8, 2019

Care is the key to vehicle longevity

Maximise the life of your truck and reap the economic rewards In the tough economic environment in which today’s road transport owners operate, it...

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October 3, 2019

Know your axles!

When it comes to buying an extra-heavy commercial vehicle, it’s wise to know the difference between models that feature single-axle reduction, and those that...

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September 4, 2019

Buying second hand

Provided the vehicle purchased is right for the job and has been well maintained, even high-mileage used trucks can prove to be exceedingly durable...

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August 7, 2019

The importance of correct vehicle loading

Overloading and incorrect load placement on a truck can be extremely dangerous, and can result in expensive mechanical repairs All truck manufacturers design their...

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July 2, 2019

Optimising Productivity is key

Selecting a truck or bus for a transport application without first examining all aspects that contribute to high vehicle productivity is a common mistake...

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June 5, 2019

Why micromanagement is a transporter’s friend

Operating a commercial vehicle in South Africa has become a tough business with continual rising costs and lower profit margins      To minimise...

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