Regulars

Regulars

FOcus on transport and Logistics

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

What Chance Regional Integration?
December 27, 2017

What Chance Regional Integration?

The cross-border road-transport industry throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region operates in a permanent climate of frustration at the continual obstacles to...

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Rainy days and washaways
December 27, 2017

Rainy days and washaways

The JRA faces an uphill battle as the rainy season has again washed away the best of Joburg’s roads

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The elephant in the room
December 27, 2017

The elephant in the room

The importance of understanding the functions of bills of lading

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When does a stagnant economy help?
December 27, 2017

When does a stagnant economy help?

When you are a bus operator…

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Bracing for AARTO
December 19, 2017

Bracing for AARTO

The legislators gave us a break in 2017

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Rewriting the trucking rulebook, Mack Trucks sings its own Anthem and E-Fuso to take MFTBC to the future
December 19, 2017

Rewriting the trucking rulebook, Mack Trucks sings its own Anthem and E-Fuso to take MFTBC to the future

“The Tesla Semi will deliver a far better experience for truck drivers, while increasing safety and significantly reducing the cost of cargo transport.” That...

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Coming to a pole near you?
December 19, 2017

Coming to a pole near you?

This is the 50th Hopping Off column and I remain humbly aware that I have repeated myself several times by now. So, forgive me...

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Questions around the UK’s truck platoon trial
December 8, 2017

Questions around the UK’s truck platoon trial

In 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) is set to run a £8,1-million (R152-million) truck platooning test. While similar tests have run successfully in other...

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North West eager for new transport system
December 7, 2017

North West eager for new transport system

In February this year, the Rustenburg municipality began road construction in the CBD to prepare for the area’s new bus rapid transit system. WILLIAM...

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Redefining “entry level”
December 7, 2017

Redefining “entry level”

Mercedes-Benz has the ambition to be the number one manufacturer in the South African bus market. To do so, it is boosting the structure...

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Removing the risk from logistics
November 27, 2017

Removing the risk from logistics

There are two primary ways in which logistics users, and their service providers, can manage their risk

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An exchange rate in flux
November 27, 2017

An exchange rate in flux

Drawing a link between exchange-rate movements and the price of new vehicles is essential to ensure that exchange-rate risk is minimised

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