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Insurance tips for the small fleet operator

Many small to medium businesses in South Africa operate small fleets of vehicles to support their operations. As company assets which are exposed to the risks of regularly driving on the roads, these vehicles need to be insured; additionally, company owners must be protected from any potential liabilities which could arise should any one of…

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The benefits of alcohol testing in the transport sector – for employers and their employees

The trucking and transportation sector is vital to the economic wellbeing of South Africa, ensuring the flow of goods between provinces for both local consumption and export. However, it is also an industry that sees prevalent use of alcohol and drugs among truck drivers. A comprehensive substance abuse program, which includes on-going random testing and…


Which vehicles are by law exempt from Registration?

Motor vehicle exempt from registration Reg 5.        (1)        A motor vehicle— (a)        propelled by electrical power derived from electrical cabling affixed to the vehicle and that is not used on a public road; (b)        which has crawler tracks; (c)        which is not— (i)         self-propelled; (ii)        a caravan; (iii)       designed principally for the conveyance of persons…


Single contract transport operators face a challenging future

Transport operators, who are a key component of the economic fabric of rural towns are finding it increasingly difficult to operate in a challenging environment where pressure on margins, volatile fuel prices and increased operating costs are placing stress on their profitability – especially in cases where they rely on a ‘single contract’ for their…

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Insurers embark on joint initiative to support generic car parts

As high petrol prices and inflation continue to threaten household incomes for most South Africans, Gari Dombo, MD of Alexander Forbes Insurance says, “A number of insurers are embarking on a joint initiative to support generic car parts, provided they are safe from a user perspective and can ultimately reduce the premiums that clients pay.”…

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Dryland brings mountain bike touring to the fore

With the South African mountain bike stage race market reaching a level of maturity and, some might even say, saturation, Dryland Event Management has collaborated with Bhejane 4×4 Adventures to launch Dryland Ride. The joint venture combines the event credentials of Dryland Event Management, a leading mountain bike and trail-running event company, and Bhejane 4×4…