All posts by Vic Oliver

Vic Oliver is one of this country’s most respected commercial vehicle industry authorities, and has been in this industry for over 50 years. Before joining the FOCUS team, he spent 15 years with Nissan Diesel (now UD Trucks), 11 years with Busaf and seven years with International.

Keep your truck driver healthy

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

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

E-toll dilemma!

Mar 16, 2020No Comments

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 the

Key performance areas in road transport

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

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

Understanding permissible maximum combinati...

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

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

Benefits of advanced driving skills

Dec 03, 2019No Comments

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

Care is the key to vehicle longevity

Nov 08, 2019No Comments

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 has

Know your axles!

Oct 03, 2019No Comments

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 rely

Buying second hand

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

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 Good

The importance of correct vehicle loading

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

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

Optimising Productivity is key

Jul 02, 2019No Comments

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