Driving professionalism in the Industry
The logistics supply chain relies entirely upon freight transportation in manufacturing and distributing wares worldwide. However, it presents enormous challenges when a vast number of almost insurmountable difficulties affect, not only environmental considerations, but also those supporting some seven and a half billion inhabitants.
It is within this framework and hundreds more considerations [including competencies] that drives this Talking Trucks initiative.
Talking Trucks was set up to provide Road Freight Operators (RFOs) with a facility to source specialised on-demand, bona fide counselling, and advisory services in the fields of: Business excellence; Fleet; Transport and Operations management.
Our mission is to create awareness of the challenges in supplying safe, cost-effective, and efficient road freight services, within the bounds of available resources and constraints, to a highly competitive and extremely challenging market.
The 5 Principal Road Freight Components include:
Although this may appear to be an over-simplification of a complex and challenging Carrier industry, one must appreciate that each of the five components has a myriad of variables that grow at an exponential rate when implemented in an ever-changing Trading Environment.
Our approach is to help road freight Operators [both Public and Private Carriers] appreciate their clients' concerns, then relate these to their operation in order to identify possible conflicts within these five Road Freight Components.
Welcome to Talking Trucks
Revive your strategy to avoid a business meltdown
There is little doubt that recent events have led to a lot of speculation over future investment in the road transport industry, especially here in South Africa, which given the country’s low growth projections ups the stakes enormously, amidst high unemployment and its affect on the poor community, which could remain so for many years to come.
At this point, it is impossible to speculate on the outcome of these events in the short, medium, and longer terms. However, lockdown legislation and its longer effects on the macroeconomy could last for some considerable time and further depress the demand for road transport, especially while uncertainty plagues investor confidence.
With this in mind, we are pleased to now also offer short-term assignments providing SA Road Transport Operators with compelling strategies to closely monitor and fine tune profitability within Road Traffic Legislation and pending AARTO points penalty system, which although currently in confusion, is bound to eventually be implemented and enforced by The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) established in terms of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic offences (AARTO) Act 46 of 1998.
In addition to these issues, we have now extended our services to assist business rescue with Technical and Operational assessments relating to business recovery proposals.