How can we assist?
If we acceptthat 2009 was one of the most challenging years on record for the South African road freight sector (never mind the rest of the economy!) what does 2010 hold for this strategic industry?
Our approach this year is to determine how we can further improve the service and support we offer to our clients.
That said, if you managed to take leave over the Christmas holiday season, we hope your batteries have been re-charged and you are ready for the year ahead. We wish that all your ambitions are realised, your dreams fulfilled and that the country prospers.
A notable highlight will, undoubtedly be the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
While a tournament of this size and stature is bound to have its fair share of challenges and setbacks, the good news is that, perennially, it is the transport industry that delivers the goods regardless of the circumstances, risks or threats. The 2010 soccer world cup will be no different. Transporters will do it!
Getting back to improving our service and support, we thought it might be prudent to kick off by offering some tips that may assist fleet operators in what is undoubtedly going to be another year of challenge for road transport.
Here they are in no specific order:
The agreed values of your
vehicles: Review your vehicle values regularly to ensure you are not
over-paying on insurance premiums. Remember the premium you pay has a
direct correlation to the value of the vehicle. The more attention you
pay to the values of vehicles, the more cost effective premiums will
Operations Routine maintenance. There is no question or argument that prevention is better than cure. Maintain your fleet regularly and properly or suffer the consequences.
Please feel free to contact us for clarification on anything you have read here. We really mean when we say that we are here to serve you, our clients. I would suggest all the underwriters who are in a similar position to proffer help and assistance wherever feasible, viable and required.
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