Special Reports


No easy road for SA trailer builders

2010-08-25 16:18
Locally manufactured beverage trailers have been put into operation right across the continent in such countries as Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

South African trailer manufacturers look set to emerge from the 2008/2009 economic recession in reasonable shape but there is still a long way to go before it is on an even keel writes Andrew Parker. A number of leading trailer


Steel pricing plays havoc

2010-08-25 16:12
A huge loader loads iron ore onto a haul truck at Sishen Mine. The recent dispute between ArcelorMittal and Khumba Iron Ore brought to a head the sorry state of steel pricing in this country which is adversely affecting all industries, including trucking.

There has a lot of debate over the price of locally manufactured steel of late with the Department of Trade and Industry declaring it is “extremely concerned’ over the high cost of steel in South Africa which it claims is


Illegal containers on the move

2010-08-25 16:10
12m retractable with 6m centre mount container.

Every year between 400 000 and 500 000 ISO containers are transported on South African roads with the majority of them in breach of Regulation Number 224 (b) pertaining to the overall height of the vehicle and load. This is


BPW introduces Eco Disc

2010-08-25 16:04
BPW has introduced ECO Disc, a new disc brake system for trailers which it says offers significant advantages over similar brake systems on the market.

BPW has launched a new trailer disc brake, the ECO Disc. While disc brake callipers are normally derivatives of callipers used on truck disc brake systems, BPW’s ECO Disc is specifically designed for use on trailers. In addition to providing