Do I need a PRDP if I work for a truck manufacturer and deliver the new trucks to the customer?

Question: I wonder if you can assist. I work for a truck manufacturer, and every now and then, we are required to “deliver” a customers NEW truck to their premises. Even though NO goods are involved, does one still need a PDP? If we are just delivering the truck?   Answer: Yes, the driver will…


Police data reveals carjacking / hijacking is an increased threat to us all!

The South African Police Services has released crime statistics for the 9 months 1 March 2016 – 31 December 2016. Even though many crimes seem to be at levels “Maintained” similar to those of the previous year, there has been an alarming rise in incidents of carjacking. It is especially vehicle owners in Gauteng who…

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What colour are lights permitted to be used as top cab lights on a truck?

Regulation 176(1) applies. Reg 176.          Identification lamps (1)     A bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms, and which is not a motor vehicle referred to in subregulation (2), (3) or (5), may be fitted above the windscreen with two or more identification lamps and each such lamp…

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SANRAL tariff hikes yet another blow to SA Consumers says the AA

On the back of increases to the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy coming in April, motorists now also have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), on Friday. It’s a move the Automobile Association (AA) said is yet another financial blow to…

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Safety Recall Actions Completed on over 63% of Ford Kuga 1.6 Models

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 3, 2017 – Ford South Africa today announced that progress has been made with the implementation of the safety recall for the 1.6-litre Ford Kuga. More than 63% of the affected vehicles have already been repaired and returned to their owners, who can now enjoy ongoing peace of mind. The company…


What are the requirements of having a chassis number on a vehicle?

The provisions of regulation 56 determine the requirements for a chassis number. Reg 56.       Number to be affixed to motor vehicle (1)     Every motor vehicle shall have a chassis number of not more than 17 alpha‑numerical characters which shall be cut, stamped, embossed on or permanently affixed to such motor vehicle and, if applicable, an…

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Did You Know That The More Environmentally-Friendly Your Car Is The Less You’ll Spend?

With the past month being Environmental Health Awareness month, this is a good time to ask yourself: “How environmentally-friendly is my car? “. While going “green” may not be a priority, saving some dosh should be. With Carbon Emission Tax on its way to South Africa, the less environmentally-friendly your car is, the more you’ll…


Breakthrough made in arrest of members of motor vehicle theft syndicate

The Provincial Tracking Team has conducted an intelligence driven operation which led to a major breakthrough. A motor vehicle theft syndicate who is operating from a smallholding outside Polokwane was nabbed. The police followed a suspected stolen car until it entered the said smallholding. Upon arrival, a number of suspected stolen motor vehicles were recovered…


Debut for next generation Ford Fiesta

Ford Performance reveals next generation Ford Fiesta ST powered by an all-new 200 PS, three-cylinder, 1.5‑litre EcoBoost engine ahead of appearance at the Geneva Motor Show First three-cylinder Ford Performance model also features Drive Modes that adjust engine, steering, stability controls and even exhaust sound for optimised driving fun in any scenario Electronic Sound Enhancement…