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Truck drivers warned of obstructions placed on roads with criminal intent!

This past week I had the pleasure of hosting a young man, Michiel Van Duurling, from the Netherlands and invited him to drive with me from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg. Along the route I could inform him of some unique challenges in South Africa. Much of our conversation was pertaining to the threats on our roads,…

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What are the main issues addressed in Consignor Legislation?

The Consignor legislation came into force on 31 Jan and is based on the following principles. It has been widely recognised and the principle accepted, both by the freight transport industry and the law enforcement authorities, that there is a need, in certain cases, to extend the responsibility of heavy vehicle overloading to the consignor…

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What are the rights and obligations of traffic officers when screening for overloading of trucks?

Question: Can you please advise me on the rules and regulations on the distance and circumstances that a traffic officer can order a truck driver to drive to a weighbridge from a mat scale? Answer: A traffic officer is given certain powers in terms of the National Road Traffic Act – specifically in this case…

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How do go about picking a Designated Driver? A few Suggestions to remember

Drunk driving is one of the biggest threats to road safety in South Africa. Research* from Arrive Alive indicates that 50% of people who die on the roads have a alcohol concentration of more than 0,05 grams per 100 millilitres of blood. It is with this in mind that Hyundai Automotive South Africa encourages South…

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April vehicle sales affected by public holidays

In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that domestic new vehicle sales, particularly all categories of commercial vehicle sales, had been affected by the multiplicity and configuration of public holidays during…

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Ford Shows Off Smart Agricultural Solutions at NAMPO

• Ford commercial vehicle range offers smart solutions for agricultural industry with Ranger, Transit, Transit Custom and new Transit Connect • Exciting line-up of latest models on display, including high-tech new Fusion, Tourneo Connect and updated Kuga • Wide range of activities available, from 4×4 track experience in the Ranger to meeting Ford Performance Cross…


Kickstart this winter with a free battery test at Tiger Wheel & Tyre

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and according to Tiger Wheel & Tyre it’s time to give your car battery the old pre-winter once over. “Much like humans, car batteries aren’t especially enthusiastic about getting started in the cold. The exercise is often accompanied by much groaning and if you’re lucky, after a…