Safety

How to prevent injuries as a truck driver

How to prevent injuries as a truck driver

Being a truck driver is risky. The reason for this is that you cannot control external factors while you’re out on the roads travelling from one destination to the next. But what you can do is reduce the possibility of accidents and injuries happening by performing the correct precautionary steps. […]

Truck catches alight in Phoenix

Truck catches alight in Phoenix

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to a business premises in Phoenix – KZN after a truck that was parked outside the premises caught alight. Upon arrival the two right rear tyres on a Mercedes Benz truck was on fire. With the use of fire extinguishers Reaction […]

Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety initiative for children

Volvo Trucks’ continual road safety initiative for children

The initiative, called Stop, Look, Wave is specifically aimed at helping children understand how to best behave around trucks, buses and cars, and to ultimately keep them safe on the roads. According to the South African Journal of Science, pedestrians are amongst the most vulnerable road users, an estimated 40% […]

Ensure that all the loads transported are safely secured!!

Ensure that all the loads transported are safely secured!!

Too often do we find lost loads contributing to road crashes in South Africa. Not only do these loads fall onto other vehicles but also create a significant collision hazard for other road users. Poor packaging and poor strapping have been found to be the most likely factors to cause […]

Top tips for dump truck maintenance

Top tips for dump truck maintenance

Keeping your dump truck in good working order is vital to the success of its operation. You will need to be sure that your dump truck is clean both inside and out, as well as ensuring that all of the moving parts are lubricated and not damaged. Your Terex dump […]

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Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection participating in new research project on electric and hybrid vehicle fire risks

A growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles are driving on our roads. Knowledge on the risks associated with these vehicles with new energy carriers is limited. A vehicle fire is often extremely intense and can have significant safety and environmental consequences. The risk of vehicle fires, when considering the […]

MICHELIN X® MULTITM HD D IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

MICHELIN X® MULTITM HD D IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of the MICHELIN X® MULTITM HD D in Southern Africa, an update to the immensely successful MICHELIN XDE2+. This tyre, designed for long haul, regional trucking on urban roads is another reflection of Michelin’s mission of sustainable mobility, bringing together technologies that […]

Seasonal equipment advice for small farmers

Seasonal equipment advice for small farmers

Whether you’re choosing to start a farm as a hobby or for business purposes, farming requires the same amount of thought, preparation and planning as it does when choosing to grow your large-scale farm and truck variety. Small farmers require the basic agriculture equipment, such as a tractor. And although […]