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List of Top 10 Trucking Companies in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest city and the capital of the country’s richest province, Gauteng. It houses over 5,6 million people as per the population census of 2019, which means demand for cargo transportation is high. Hundreds of trucking companies are ready to transport goods by road from manufacturers through all the supply chain stages until they get to the customers.

The trucking industry is big business in Joburg and is vital to move the wheels of the country’s economy.

A vast network of roads and freeways ensures that Johannesburg is well connected with other major South African cities like Durban, Pretoria, and Cape Town so that trucks can move goods between them.

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The city is also a logistics hub crucial for neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique because of its proximity to their borders.

To service the massive demand for local transportation, there are several local haulage companies dotted around the city. Jozi also hosts depots and head offices for many long-distance haulage and cross-border haulage trucking companies.

Customer feedback, period of existence and the company’s history are factored in SA Trucker’s compilation of the list of the top 10 trucking companies in Johannesburg.

List of Top Johannesburg Trucking Companies Listed in No Particular Order

1. Cargo Carriers (Pty) Limited

Cargo Carriers has been Southern Africa’s leading provider of supply chain and transport logistics solutions for over 60 years.

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The trucking company focuses on helping clients across a wide range of industries achieve more efficient and effective supply chains.

Backed by a highly skilled workforce, extensive infrastructure throughout Southern Africa, unrivalled logistics management expertise, and cutting‐edge IT systems, Cargo Carriers is able to create value‐driven solutions customised to its clients’ precise needs.

The company has local haulage, long-distance haulage and cross-border haulage departments to cater for every client’s needs. It is equipped to transport fuel, mining products, gases, bulk cargo, and steel among other things. Read more about Cargo Carriers.

Cargo Carriers (Pty) Limited
Cargo Carriers (Pty) Limited

Address: 11A Grace Rd, Observatory, Johannesburg, 2187
Telephone: +27 11 485 8700
Email: info@cargocarriers.co.za

2. Shipping and General Transport Services

Shipping and General Transport Services was started by Daya Moodley in 1984 as a small landside logistics company, in a tiny office, in a container depot south of Johannesburg. From small beginnings, the company grew from strength to strength. Today his son, Regan Moodley directs Shipping and General Transport Services from the company’s very own container depot not too far from its humble beginnings.

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Regan commands a fleet of over 100 heavy commercial vehicles with the same passion and principles with which his father founded the company.

Everything that is moved from one place to another needs the aid of landside logistics – but behind this simple truth, one finds millions of stories. As a logistics company with a 38-year heritage and a fleet of over 100 heavy commercial vehicles on our road network daily, we believe we are a key contributor to our industry’s backbone of trade. We ensure that whatever needs to be delivered, gets delivered. 

Not only do we deliver bulk commodities, machinery, consumer goods, parcels and packages.

We deliver containers. We deliver prosperity, we deliver health, we deliver growth, we deliver joy. Every day, we deliver. We are proud to be the preferred service provider to most multi-national as well as local, and niche smaller clearing and forwarding agents in South Africa. We look forward to being your service provider. Read more about Shipping and General Transport Services.

Shipping and General Transport Services
Shipping and General Transport Services

Address: 68-70 Barlow Rd, Jupiter, Germiston, 1401
Telephone: 011 873 4786
Email: regan@shippingandgeneral.co.za

3. Waterford Carriers

From one truck in 2005 to a fleet of 40 (and growing), Waterford Carriers has steadily evolved into a reliable and trusted partner in the transport industry of South Africa.

Waterford Carriers provide comprehensive multi-modal transport solutions to customers in all industry sectors, as part of an extensive supply chain management solution or as a single service. Loads are secure in a system that is large enough to be efficient, yet small enough to be closely monitored and carefully managed.

The trucking company offers short-haul, long-haul and cross-border haulage of commodities. It offers local cartage for Johannesburg and line haul to and from Durban. For cross-border, Waterford Carriers services Zimbabwe and Zambia. Read more about Waterford Carriers.

Waterford Carriers
Waterford Carriers

Address: 89 Main Reef Road, Wychwood, Ext 1 Germiston
Telephone: 087 095 1010
Email: jk@waterfordcarriers.co.za

4. Benecke Transport

Benecke Transport provides local and long-distance transport services for products that include generators,
mini-subs machines, diesel tanks, ISO tanks, containers, factory plants, and general loads.

The main focus of Benecke Transport’s Crane Truck Hire business is to provide a service in specialized transport,
namely Horse and Tri-axles with cab-mounted cranes, Rigid Crane Trucks with rear-mounted cranes as well as Rollback and Lowbed Transport.

The company has a fleet of transportation and utility trucks, which includes 8-ton,15-ton, tri-axle and low-bed trucks, as well as crane trucks that boast a wide range of lifting capabilities. Read more about Benecke Transport.

Waterford Carriers
Waterford Carriers

Address: Bergrivier Dr & Vasseur Street Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632
Telephone: 086 999 0270
Email: morne@benecketransport.co.za

Read also: List of Top 10 Trucking Companies in Durban

5. Consolidated Transport and Rigging

Consolidated Transport & Rigging was established in 1994 to capture the niche market in South Africa and its neighbouring countries by providing tailor-made heavy lifting, transport and rigging solutions to our clients.

Consolidated is a family-owned and operated company. We take great pride in our craftsmanship and are committed to providing our customers with excellent service.

Our ongoing success is based on our proven ability to provide customer-driven solutions, setting new standards in our evolving market. We are among the leaders in the industry and our specialized high-tech equipment is unsurpassed.

Our modern fleet of immaculately maintained cranes, crane trucks and trailers will add value to the professional image of any organization. Add to this, around 70 experienced employees and you have a team both determined and equipped to carry out even the most demanding task. We have the right equipment, relevant experience, and an eager attitude to do the job. Read more about Consolidated Transport and Rigging.

Consolidated Transport & Rigging
Consolidated Transport & Rigging

Address: 207/2 Seventh Road, Bredell AH, Kempton Park, 1619
Telephone: 011 396 1618
Email: info@consolidatedtransport.co.za

6. Jacobs Transport

Jacobs Transport was founded in 1999 by two determined brothers, Gys and Jan Jacobs.

Starting with one second-hand crane truck, they ascribe the success and growth of the Company to Dedication, Honesty, Reliability and Affordability.

The company specialises in rigging, lifting and moving. It boasts a wide variety of vehicles and equipment to meet clients’ needs.

Jacobs Transport’s main type of freight has always been moving Containers. The trucking company has specialised vehicles such as Side Loaders/Sidelifters which are able to lift up to 36 tons in a very level and safe way. Read more about Jacobs Transport.

Consolidated Transport & Rigging
Consolidated Transport & Rigging

Address: 15 Garfield Rd, Alrode, Alberton, 1449
Telephone: 010 200 9946
Email: enquiries@jacobstransport.co.za

7. Lucerne Transport (Pty) Ltd

Lucerne Transport was founded in 1974 and it has grown into a powerful bulk liquid tanker transport company now under the banner of Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (PTY) Ltd, a subsidiary of KAP Industrial Holdings.

We offer a top-class tanker logistics solution backed by a professional and dedicated team, with an extensive and continually growing fleet of trucks and configured tankers.

Lucerne Transport transports chemicals, lubricants, gases, beverages, edible oils, dairy, hydro-carbons, industrial powders, acids and fuel burners. Read more about Lucerne Transport.

Lucerne Transport (Pty) Ltd
Lucerne Transport (Pty) Ltd

Address: Cnr Heidelberg & Rand Airport Roads, Tulisa Park, Alberton, 1449
Telephone: 011 869 8400
Email: info@lucernetransport.co.za

8. Westrans Trucking

Kerbyn 303 (Pty) Ltd t/a Westrans Trucking was registered in 2001. The company has grown to become a reputable transport company based in Jet Park Gauteng.

Diesel Auto Parts runs an in-house workshop and 24-hour breakdown service. We pride ourselves on a modern fleet and highly trained and motivated staff.

We have a total of 54 drivers who are fully trained in all aspects of driving and cargo welfare. They have been trained by Scania Trucks, Dunlop Tyres and Dantrans on Hazardous Chemicals and road safety.

In-house training has been done on various aspects of driver well-being and road safety.

Westrans Trucking is fully compliant and audited by Sasol SA on hazardous chemicals. We achieved 88% in the 2009 Sasol audit. Read about Westrans Trucking.

Westrans Trucking
Westrans Trucking

Address: Jet Park Rd, Jet Park, Boksburg, 1459
Telephone: 011 397 5040
Email: lot@westranstrucking.co.za

9. Bogdans Transport (Pty) Ltd

Bogdans Transport (PTY) LTD was established in 1996 by Bogdan Kazmierczak and at that time was operating within the cement producers industry in South Africa. The initial focus was on delivering bags and bulk cement during the companies’ entry period into the cement transportation market.

The company started with only a handful of vehicles ranging from flatbed trailers to dry bulk tankers. By the end of 2012, Bogdans Transport had 90 trucks and 90 dry bulk tankers with full maintenance, servicing and refurbishment facilities located in Eikenof situated South of Johannesburg.

The company specialises in dry bulk transportation as its unique niche in the trucking industry.

Bogdans Transport now also has a full fleet of SideTippers to complement and widen its service portfolio.

We are able to transport dry bulk, Super link side tipper loads throughout South Africa.

We service accounts from Polokwane to Welkom and from Lichtenberg to Middelburg on a daily basis. We recently started operating between Mozambique and South Africa. Read more about Bogdans Transport.

Bogdans Transport (PTY) LTD
Bogdans Transport (PTY) LTD

Address: Eikenhof, 19 Kliprivier Rd, Olifantsvlei 327-Iq, Johannesburg South, 1962
Telephone: 011 948 7955
Email: karl@bogdans.co.za

10. MacDonald’s Transport Johannesburg

MacDonald’s has been a major role player in the transport and logistics industry for more than 85 years. Our experience, expertise and resources extend far beyond merely transporting our customer’s goods between various points.

Our fleet comprises a comprehensive range of vehicles, including flat deck, tipper, container, skeleton, tanker, low-bed trailers and dump trucks. With more than 200 vehicles and access to over 3 000 sub-contractor vehicles, we are in a position to address all our customers’ transport and logistics needs.

We are able to provide our customers with customized road transportation solutions utilizing road transport, warehouses, handling equipment and railway solutions. We offer primary and secondary transport of bulk, break-bulk and general cargo, tanker transport, container transport, tipper transport and express services.

Our tipper bulk division has become an industry leader due to the quality of service, focus on SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality) and capacity. This division serves predominantly the bulk mineral and agricultural markets, including some of the prominent international mining houses. Routes are mainly throughout South Africa, but also to and from neighbouring countries such as Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.

The flat-deck and low-bed divisions serve various customers in the building, construction, manufacturing, agricultural and general goods sectors. The addition of tanker division to MacDonald’s currently mainly operates in the dry-bulk and liquid product sectors. Read more about MacDonald’s Transport Johannesburg.

MacDonald's Transport Johannesburg
MacDonald’s Transport Johannesburg

Address: 1 Trek St, Elandsfontein, Germiston, 1406
Telephone: 011 573 7700
Email: sales@macdon.co.za

Our list of top 10 trucking companies in Johannesburg includes companies with good reputations earned through customer loyalty over the years.

Thus, as you can see, Joburg has a number of trucking service providers to cater for the city’s transportation needs. If you are looking for a trucking service in Johannesburg, get in touch with the representatives of these providers – and choose the one that matches your requirements the most.

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