Vic’s view

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Vic's View

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

May 9, 2019

Preparing for winter on the road

It is important for trucks and drivers to be ready to handle harsh winter driving conditions Driving a truck in winter conditions can be...

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April 11, 2019

The next level of driver education

Do your drivers know how to handle emergencies and roadside breakdowns? Not having policies and procedures in place on how to handle emergencies and...

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March 14, 2019

The dangers of a front tyre failure on a truck or bus

A blowout of a front tyre on a heavy-duty truck or bus can be extremely dangerous, as the driver loses all steering and directional...

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February 14, 2019

Heavy commercial vehicle check list

A monthly heavy commercial vehicle check and audit will identify any pending fault that can immediately be rectified. This will save expensive repair costs,...

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February 14, 2019

A Call to Reduce Truck Accidents

Following the increase in heavy-vehicle road accidents during the beginning of the 2018 festive season, the Minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, is calling for...

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December 12, 2018

Counter-balancing the rising fuel price

With no end to its rise in sight, the fuel price can be offset to some degree by a proactive attitude. It is impossible...

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November 14, 2018

Coupling old trailers to new truck tractors

There are many items to check on older trailers to ensure that they are in a roadworthy condition and will not damage a new...

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October 15, 2018

The truck that broke the bridge’s back?

Could overloaded heavy-duty trucks have contributed to the damage to the Kaserne Bridge? In South Africa, heavy-duty commercial vehicles travelling on most of the...

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September 12, 2018

Trucks and traffic-light tragedies

A possible solution to reducing accidents involving heavy-duty trucks at traffic lights Serious and fatal collisions that occur at traffic-light intersections in South Africa...

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August 15, 2018

The Menace of False Driving Licences

Because of the number of drivers in South Africa who use our roads with false and illegally obtained driving licences, it has become necessary...

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July 9, 2018

When every drop counts

Saving fuel has become a necessity for road transport operators. With the massive increases in fuel prices that we have witnessed over the last...

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June 18, 2018

Become a Better Truck Driver!

Improving the skills of truck drivers will reduce the number of accidents and the risk of drivers being killed or seriously injured on our...

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