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How hijackers use this truck driver weakness to their advantage

For hijackers, as in any ‘profession’, a lot of planning is done before the actual hijacking is done. Hijackers need to know your route, your usual stops, who you travel with and many other finer details for their mission to succeed. In short, they want to know your vulnerable spot to make their job easier. …

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What to do or not do when approaching an accident scene

When approaching an accident scene, truckers are urged to be cautious and be able to identify and act on anything that could endanger the lives of the parties involved. Your safety and that of the accident victims, emergency personnel, traffic officers and other motorists is dependent on your actions. Many secondary crashes happen in the …

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How to get a truck driving job with no experience

Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to get a truck driving job with no experience in South Africa. You may have heard that you will not find a job if your licence is not older than a certain period, that’s not entirely true. You certainly can find a driving job, assuming that you …

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22 points to pass that truck driving job interview

22 points to pass that truck driving job interview

During many years of testing and training truck drivers, I have seen many drivers who have a heavy-duty licence and a valid PrDP, but fail dismally in the theoretical and practical road test. In the list below, Truck and Bus owners and/or operators look for these 22 important driving skills and documentation that they monitor …

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what not to do at an accident scene

Actions that can make you legally liable when in a car accident

It is important to know what to do and what not to do to avoid unintentionally accepting liability if involved in a car accident. DSC Attorneys partner Kirstie Haslam says that the settlement of personal injury claims arising from a car accident depends on the extent to which each driver is found to be at …

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How to act at scene of an accident

With the recent record on road accidents and death tolls, motorists have been encouraged to always be alert and to know what to do at an accident scene.The message being that every motorist have a role to play in making South Africa’s roads safer.   Those in the know said it was important to know …

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