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Cable theft is rampant as evidenced by this pile of discarded cable which has been stripped of the copper inside. A reduction in the attractiveness of copper cables to vandals, either by using fewer cores or using an alternative material to copper as well as strengthening unit access and security is being piloted by the JRA.
Criminals stripping Joburg bare says JRA

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has sounded the alarm on the rampant increase in theft and vandalism of road infrastructure ‘furniture’ around Johannesburg which has cost the entity R57.46-million over the past year. “Criminals are stripping our road infrastructure furniture

New diagnostics technology donated by Pullman Fleet Services is being sent to Zambia to help maintain commercial vehicle standards and improve road safety in the country. Pictured with Industrial Training Centre (ITC) staff are Tony Dobbins (standing, second left) and Tony Deus (standing, right) from Pullman Fleet Services.
UK company helps uplift Zambian transporters
The new longer wheelbase Hino 2626 model offers a significant improvement of 2 000kg in payload. There is a lift axle option for improved fuel economy and less tyre wear on the rearmost axle.
Hino adds new model to its truck range
Jacques Carelse (left), managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa – as now one of the main vehicle sponsor partners in this project - hands over the five new UD 40L units to Gawie du Toit, national transport manager for Shoprite.
The warm heart of trucking beats yet again
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The shortage of qualified diesel mechanics is impacting severely on the ability of operators to maintain their vehicles. Many operators hold the view that a return to the ‘apprenticeship’ system will help solve this skills shortage problem. What are your

South Africa, like the rest of the world, is facing a severe driver shortage. This is compounded by the fact that the industry also faces a lack of quality training facilities for truck drivers? What can be done to attract

Why, whenever there is a truck accident, do we hear that the cause was due to ‘brake failure”? Why do brakes ‘fail’ – what are the root causes for such ‘failures’?

After a week of heavy rains, floods, cold and even snow, the weather is turning for the better, heralding a perfect start to spring.
Six buses have been torched in two incidents in Nyanga, during service delivery protests. This is a developing story.
Temperatures are expected to improve this week following an intense cold front, the SA Weather Service says.
The Farlam Commission of Inquiry probing the Marikana shooting continues its public hearing in Pretoria.
Five people will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing a woman.