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FOcus on transport and Logistics
Keeping operators in top gear
August 1, 2009

Keeping operators in top gear

The repair of gearboxes and differentials is a difficult and complex process, and because of this it most often requires the skills of experienced...

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Flying finish
August 1, 2009

Flying finish

“We finish whatever we start.” This statement by Stefano Chmielewski, president of Renault Trucks, at the conclusion of Renault Trucks’ incredible Cape to Cape...

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Electric solutions for social problems
August 1, 2009

Electric solutions for social problems

With the advent of bus rapid transport (BRT) upon us, FRANK BEETON suggests that the trolleybus is the natural way forward.

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Keeping it real
August 1, 2009

Keeping it real

Plummeting new vehicle sales have led to a more buoyant second-hand market, as well as a move by operators to keep their trucks on...

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Better safe than sorry
August 1, 2009

Better safe than sorry

Obtaining a dangerous goods (DG) category professional driving permit (PrDP – D) can be a lengthy, confusing and often laborious process. But these stringent...

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Light at the end of the tunnel
August 1, 2009

Light at the end of the tunnel

It seems as if the global economy is slowly starting to stabilise, but this isn’t having a massive impact on the sad state of...

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Agility for the future
August 1, 2009

Agility for the future

If there is any upside to an economic downturn, it’s that it forces companies to do things more efficiently. And, as delegates to this...

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Bringing on BRT
August 1, 2009

Bringing on BRT

August is BRT awareness month, as the City of Johannesburg prepares to launch the Rea Vaya Starter Service on 30 August 2009. The road...

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August 1, 2009

Loyalty alive and well

The first results in the WesBank-sponsored Focus on Excellence Awards programme prove beyond a doubt that the concept of loyalty is alive and well....

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Driving supply chain improvements
August 1, 2009

Driving supply chain improvements

As someone who has worked with many diverse companies over the last 10 years in the role of a supply chain service provider annually...

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July 4, 2009

Transport: a murderous business

I only started becoming scared of driving about two or three years ago. Before then, I was confident that my lifetime of training and...

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How the West was won
July 4, 2009

How the west was won

Few civilisations have changed as fundamentally and irreversibly as Japan did during the 20th century. GG VAN ROOYEN examines how this isolated, feudal nation...

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