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Past Issues

June 2002


A FleetWatch Special EnviroWatch feature

ASBESTOS IS A NO-GO...
In spite of concerted efforts to reduce the use of asbestos around the world, millions of brakes and clutches on cars, trucks and on auto parts shelves still contain dangerous levels of the material. But SA must prepare for change.


ASBESTOS WHY IT SHOULD BE AVOIDED...
Asbestos has been receiving bad press all over the world and it's no wonder given the dangers this widely used material poses to your health and the environment. Despite this, it is still widely used in the automotive and trucking industry in South Africa. So what is this stuff everyone is starting to hate? 


Hudaco goes asbestos free...
ASBESTOS-FREE versions of the widely used Don 263 bus brake linings and S12 general purpose commercial vehicle brake linings are now coming of the production lines at Hudaco Friction in Benoni on the East Rand.

SA moving towards asbestos free...
The government is not about to slap an overnight ban on asbestos use but the country is moving towards an asbestos free environment.

Suppliers favour asbestos free...
Andrew Parker sources the views of some South African-based suppliers of clutch and brake linings with regard to asbestos.

To ban or not to ban...
Is a total ban on the use of asbestos justified? Opinion is divided on this critical question with some saying yes and others adopting the opposing view.

LEGISLATION WATCH

Be legal-wise or suffer...
Having attended a series of legislation workshops, Dave Scott gained the impression that, if you are ignorant of the law, it is only the lawyers and insurance companies who will come out the winners.

VIVE la RENAULT...
THE REGIONAL distribution agrement between Nissan South Africa and Renault VI will continue for the foreseeable future - this is the good news for Renault truck operators from Renault SA director Alain Soudan.

 


Clarity on the 5% 'grace'...
The 5% 'grace' or allowance has been the subject of controversy for many years. In this article, FleetWatch's correspondent on legislation, Jack Webster, gives his views on the subject


The legend lives on...
Andrew Parker tells the remarkable story of the man behind the continuance of Magirus Deutz in Africa.

THE LAST OUTPOST...
The first Magirus Deutz trucks were imported into South Africa in the early 1950s. These comprised two models - the Jupiter and the Mercur - the first, a double-axle truck powered by the F8L 714 Deutz engine and the second, a single axle vehicle powered by a four-cylinder F4L 514 Deutz engine.

Technichal Watch

THE POWER IN YOUR FLEET...
For years people were mesmerized by power figures. More recently, they have fallen in love with torque. Trucking journalist Ivan Phillips contends that in both instances, people have been off target as power and torque are totally interrelated.


WESTERN CAPE

Food for the nation...
Stephanie Platt visits Sasko Milling and Baking in Paarl to find out more about what goes into delivering the humble loaf of bread. 

A Special FLEETWATCH supplement

Toyota in Namibia...
A look at Toyota's operations in the harsh environment that Namibia presents. It seems everything keeps going right.

 


WorldWatch...
Our regular series in which Frank Beeton keeps readers up to date with what is happening on the world's trucking stage.

Truck-Ex 2002...
If you missed the show, you'll find some of the top products in this special feature on the KwaZulu-Natal truck show.


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