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One day when the Gautrain is all grown up...

Feb 28, 2018No Comments

While Rail transport is not a strict focus of this magazine, it doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a decent system when I see one… It’s

Tally-ho: 2018

Feb 28, 2018No Comments

Peter Drucker said: “The best way to predict the future is to create it…” The Federation of East and Southern African Road Transport Associations (Fesarta)

As luck would have it

Feb 28, 2018No Comments

December certainly proved eventful across much of the economic spectrum. Sitting in Colesberg on the first leg of my holiday, I eagerly watched the ruling

Container demurrage: agents beware

Feb 28, 2018No Comments

Shipping agents often incorrectly believe that they are protected by “being agents” acting for an undisclosed principal… Shipping agents prefer to be reflected as the

Tis the season … to replace aging vehicl...

Feb 27, 2018No Comments

The beginning of each year is a good time for operators to audit their commercial-vehicle fleet and replace aging and troublesome vehicles. Sadly, many commercial-vehicle

Advice for Elon Musk

Feb 27, 2018No Comments

Transport is fast becoming more of a burden to the economy than an enabler. As we go through the annual task of counting the bodies

Getting serious about the electric commitme...

Feb 26, 2018No Comments

Getting serious about the electric commitment Following the unveiling of its Nikola One hydrogen-electric truck in December 2016 and subsequent announcement of the Nikola Two,

No small job

Feb 09, 2018No Comments

It is important to know and understand the job functions of a commercial-vehicle transport manager. Managing and controlling a fleet of trucks and buses is

No laughing matter

Feb 09, 2018No Comments

2016, 2017, 2018 – it’s all becoming a blur of similarity. I’ve just paged through the 2017 Transport Manager’s Handbook and read the editor’s letter

Rainy days and washaways

Feb 01, 2018No Comments

The JRA faces an uphill battle as the rainy season has again washed away the best of Joburg’s roads. Humans are strange … aren’t we?