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Shining a light on safety

Shining a light on safety

The issue of safety will always be of vital concern to transport operators. Truck accidents can be expensive, both in terms of lives and loads lost. NADINE VON MOLTKE examines how safety-critical components can help safeguard against the unexpected.

 
Talking power

Talking power

“We’ve all been there. Your vehicle won’t start, so you call passers-by to apply a combined force to give you a push-start. Two people turn up, and within a brief amount of time their combined energy has worked. The car starts and the engine’s torque provides a powerful getaway,” writes JAKE VENTER.

 
Eco-friendly delivery

Eco-friendly delivery

Many captains of industry share the environmentalist’s vision of a greener future. STUART MOIR looks at the relationship recently forged between Mercedes Benz Commercial Vehicles and Fast ‘n Fresh, a champion of environmental sustainability in the retail sector.

 
Beyond FIFA 2010

Beyond FIFA 2010

Thanks to the key role it has played in preparations for the World Cup, South Africa’s construction industry has enjoyed several years of exceptional activity. But what will happen now that most of the construction work is complete? Is the industry in for a slump? GG VAN ROOYEN finds out.

   
Imperial Logistics rules transport roost

Imperial Logistics rules transport roost

Imperial Logistics is the top transport operator in the land; Greyhound is the best bus and/or coach operator and Hino is doing an outstanding job of delivering sales and service support to operators of commercial vehicles.

 
A weighty issue

A weighty issue

South Africa’s road network is in a terrible state of disrepair, and things are only getting worse. As a result, the National Treasury has tasked the Department of Transport (DoT) with finding a solution to save our roads. The DoT in turn informed local transport operators and stakeholders that it intended to pass legislation lowering legal load limits. Is this a justifiable means of fixing the problem, or is the DoT simply passing the buck? NADINE VON MOLTKE weighs up both sides of the argument.

 
Shouldering the blame

Shouldering the blame

Owing to their nomadic existence, truck drivers are often blamed for spreading HIV. But are they really the biggest culprits? GG VAN ROOYEN looks at evidence that contradicts this widely held assumption.

   
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Driving responsibly

Brakes, tyres, overloading and servicing are all important aspects to consider when addressing the issue of trucks and road safety, but what of the most important factor of all, the driver? FOCUS attended a Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) workshop on the importance of driver management.

 
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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.

   

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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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