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How do you sanitise your car or truck?

To ensure that your vehicle is completely sanitised to reduce the risk of catching a transmissible disease such as COVID-19, follow these steps: When cleaning, you must wear gloves. A face mask and safety goggles must be used if working

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and online driver training

To eliminate unnecessary travel and reduce your drivers’ exposure to strangers in confined environments, online driver training is an excellent option to continue to meet your training requirements. During self-isolation, a driver can use online training to: Refresh knowledge Learn

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How to prepare for motorbike lessons

Decided to make the move from a four-wheeled cage to a two-wheeled chariot? Good call. You won’t regret it!  Unfortunately though, making that decision is just the first part of what can be an intimidating process for many. You need

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Save fuel in your truck by reducing engine idle time

If you’ve seen a modern sleeper cab then you’ll know how luxurious they can be. It’s not uncommon for drivers that do long journeys to have a flat-screen TV, microwave, gaming console, refrigerator and laptop available to them. Keeping the

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How to fail your driving test using new car technology

New cars come with many more technology features than older ones, but the driving test doesn’t necessarily accommodate the abilities of this technology. Let’s look at common car technology which helps you, as a driver, but could cause you to

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If you have a forklift operator’s certificate, can you do an F endorsement separately?

If you already have an operator’s certificate (or OSH certificate) but you want to drive a forklift on the road, can you simply do the F endorsement qualification or do you have to do the whole operator’s certificate again? It

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How many fines do truck drivers get?

Truck drivers generally get five types of fines: Logbook and work time infringements Speeding infringements Driving a vehicle with the wrong licence class Insecure or overweight load Certificate of fitness or road user charges Why are truck drivers getting fines?

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How to get the maximum insurance compensation if you are a car accident victim

Many of us have been victims of a car accident before, be it minor rear-end collision or a major crash. Fear for our lives and our health is always the first priority, but after surviving a car crash, we still

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How are petrol prices calculated?

While petrol and diesel are both produced from crude oil, the price per barrel of oil doesn’t influence the price you pay at the pump by much. In fact, over the long term, every US$1 increase in the price of

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Truck learner licence deal – helping you get a job as a truck driver

When you want to get your class 2 licence, you have to first get your class 2 learner licence by practising the Road Code, then you go to take the final test. After that, you can either drive with a

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Why you should enrol yourself in driving lessons

Driving in real life is a totally different experience than in a video game. You’ve probably played a sim or racing game and mastered high-speed driving around a track or city. Driving in real life is not like that. It’s

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How to stop birds pooing on your car or truck

The acidic nature of bird poo is particularly bad for your paintwork. If left on, it can eat through the clearcoat and into the paintwork. Once the clearcoat is damaged, water can get underneath and suddenly a small patch becomes

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How to find a mechanic you can trust

Research from online marketplace BookMyCar found that 6 out of 10 drivers are worried about ‘getting ripped off’ when they get their car serviced, an alarming statistic.  There has been recent research in Australia by CanStar Blue with similar findings.

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Can speed cameras catch trucks and other heavy vehicles?

The speed limit for heavy vehicles on the open road is 90km/h, but the open road speed limit for cars and motorbikes is 100km/h (or 110km/h on selected stretches). This means that trucks could exceed their speed limit by up

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What is side underrun protection on a truck or trailer?

Side underrun protection devices or ‘lateral protection devices‘ occupy larger spaces between axles on a rigid truck or a semitrailer. They are barriers or plates that sit in the space between axles. They are designed to: Stop road users such

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Why do some trucks and trailers have wheels that lift?

What is a retractable axle? Sometimes trucks will have an axle that they can lift up – a retractable axle. If it’s on the tractor unit it’s often called a pusher axle while if it’s on a trailer it’s often

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How to check out a refrigerated or chiller trailer (reefer)

Refrigerated trailers enable temperature-sensitive freight to be moved by road. If you are purchasing a reefer, or if you are simply doing a pre-trip inspection, this article explains what you should be looking for to make sure the trailer is

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What is good road etiquette: how you can be polite while driving

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While most people know the basic rules of the road, there are many more unwritten rules or obscure rules that help keep traffic flowing smoothly and reduce incidences of road rage. If you can practice most of these, you’ll find

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How to conquer your fear of driving

According to Anxiety UK, driving phobia or ‘vehophobia’ affects as many as one-in-ten drivers, making it one of the most common phobias. Why do people suffer fear of driving? Driving phobias are all learned fears. A learned fear of driving

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What is a reefer truck or trailer?

To be able to transport temperature-sensitive products, trucks and trailers must be able to keep a consistent temperature regardless of the outside weather and windchill. In hot weather, a unit must be able to cool, while in very cold weather

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