This chapter is weighted towards the “trucks”. Readers wishing for a database of heavy machinery providers should consult a copy of the Plant Equipment & Hire bulletin magazine. Each issue runs an updated directory with over fifty categories e.g. bulldozers, crawler excavators, backhoe loaders, landfill compactors etc.


1. Associations involved

  • Contractors’ Plant Hire Association (CPHA) Tel: 011 420 1955 Hiring could be better than buying ...
  • Road Freight Association Tel: 011 974 4399


2. Companies involved


Contact details of dealers can be found on most of the websites.



Truck spares

See the "Spare parts and fleet maintenance" chapter.



3. Websites and publications

  • Read about Fleetwatch at In addition to the magazine, find other publications like A-Z of Road Transport, Driver Management etc under the “Shop” option.
  • FOCUS on trucking and logistics is another magazine of interest to this chapter. Also find details of the Transport Manager’s Handbook on the same website,
  • From Interact Media Defined come publications like Plant Equipment & Hire Bulletin and The Civil Engineering Contractor. Visit
  • Not to be outdone, Cape Media produces the Road Ahead. See and

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