To keep your investment safe on the road
Is your Truck and Trailer Fleet Roadworthy?
If truck and trailer owners, for example, think it is expensive to maintain their truck fleet in a road worthy condition; try a lawsuit after one of your trucks causes a pile-up on the highway, never mind the loss of innocent lives, bad PR and deliver delays.
South Africa’s main arteries are blocked on a daily basis due to broken-down trucks. This costs our economy millions if not billions of Rands in terms of companies’ logistics and deliveries coming to a standstill, business time lost and fuel spent.
DIY truck and trailer advice
Some truck owners may feel that they cannot afford to keep their trucks in a roadworthy condition, but this is often not true. For example, there are high quality, cheaper non-branded truck and trailer parts, which could be used without compromising the truck and trailer’s performance or its safe usage.
Arrive Alive, the champion of road users’ safety, has provided useful advice to keep drivers cars roadworthy via their website. These DIY tips cover topics include braking systems, tyres, steering, windscreens, lights, vehicle body checks and more. Remember that truck and trailer maintenance should always be carried out by qualified mechanics.
It is not all bad news
There are many pluses for business owners to keep their trucks and trailers in a roadworthy condition. If companies maintain their trucks and trailers properly, they could save thousands of Rands on fuel costs, in the long term. This is the case because if a truck and its trailer are running as the manufacturer/s intended them to, then it will operate efficiently and use the least amount of fuel during its operation. Companies may also be able to prevent extremely costly major repairs like engine failures and delivery delay due to breakdowns.
Trucks play a crucial role in the South African economy. With their importance comes the responsibility for their safe operation, which truck and logistics companies should take seriously..