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South Africa has one of the largest total road networks in Africa, and as such, its road freight industry plays a vital role in mobilising goods, optimising operational efficienciencies and contributing to the economy. Building a resilient transport or logistics business therefore relies on the ability to employ risk management strategies that consider the unique challenges of truck drivers on South African roads, says Karen Rimmer, head of distribution at PSG Insure.
Rimmer emphasises the importance of proper fleet maintenance, backed by an insurance policy that is tailored to the nature and unique needs of the transporting business by providing insight into what trucking companies need to know about protecting and managing their fleet. “Trucking insurance involves navigating a complex risk landscape with several variables and moving parts. This is compounded by a fragile labour force that faces many issues.