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.

Associations involved

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

Companies involved



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






Truck spares

See the “Spare parts and fleet maintenance” page.



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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