THE DEFINITIVE TRUCKING SITE
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Africa. . .
According to NAAMSA figures, Iveco’s South African truck sales took
a nasty dip in 2009. While the whole market took a 45% nosedive,
Iveco’s picture looked more serious because of a change in their
truck sales reporting procedure – instead of reporting sales to
dealers they fell into step with the rest of the 2009 market and now
report sales from the dealer network to customers.
future. . .
Is the South African road freight industry ready and able
to show the world they are potential champions in the
logistics stakes? The 2010 Soccer World Cup, scheduled for
a June kick off, shines like a beacon of hope for a broad
spectrum of local business.
delivery is all
trucks. . .
– or the lack of it – has sparked violent riots in recent times.
What most people don’t take into account is that effective service
delivery depends on truck wheels that turn on the road with
reliability and productivity. This means that a truck must have a
high level of availability and must be perceived to be capable of
‘rapid response’. So how do
municipalities get wheels that work? The Ethekwini (Durban) example
holds a few key answers as
discovered when he attended the second Ethekwini Truck Applications
show held towards the end of last year. It was a demonstration of
how to put service-delivery into practice.
The inside track on
thinking. . .
Truck insurance is a complex business characterised by lengthy
contract documents and mind-numbing legal terminology - anathema to
most fleet owners! What’s more, truck operators need speedy service
and claims resolution/ excess recovery in the event of truck
accidents, theft and hijacking. What they all want is hands-on
service from an insurer who really understands their unique
operational circumstances, providing them with an insurance package
that is not only affordable but ensures optimal uptime via
comprehensive risk cover for their operational infrastructure,
hasslefree. With these ideals in mind,
truck insurers how far their organisations go to meet these
Still in the
woods. . .
With the new year well under way and the promise of a global economic
recovery pouring through the media, the question on local truck
transporters’ collective mind right now is: “Will we be able to get
finance for new vehicles?” For those fleet owners who received the cold
shoulder from local finance houses in 2009, there is scant information
forthcoming from said bankers regarding any easing of loan criteria in
2010 writes Paul
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