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Truck Contracts

If you need something moved, but you do not own a truck, truck contracts in South Africa may be your answer. You can easily hire someone to move whatever it is that you need moved. Regardless of the type of item, there is more than likely a trucking company that is ready to take the load to wherever you need it. There are a few considerations that you need to pay heed to when searching for truck contracts in South Africa.

Industrial Truck Contracts

The mining and construction industries are the biggest users of truck contracts in South Africa. They haul coal and other mined materials to the processing plants. Side tipper dump trucks are used most frequently in the mining industry. Specialty trucks to haul large earthmoving equipment are the most common types used in the construction industry. Some truckers specialise in hauling large objects such as mobile homes and automobiles. There are many different trucks for many different purposes.

Licence and Insurance

The first thing that you need to determine when hiring a contractor is the type of insurance that they have. You want to make certain that they have enough insurance to cover your item in the event that it should become a total loss. You will also want to determine if the company has the right experience with your type of load. Hiring someone who is experienced and insured to carry your type of load is one of the most important considerations. The most important type of insurance is goods in transit insurance. You will also want them to carry motor third party liability and Theft/Hijack excess buy downs.

When you need to find truck contracts in South Africa, ask for references and check them. A history of happy customers offers considerable assurance that your load will be treated the same. Ask about the experience of the truck contractor to make certain that their experience is a good match for the load that you need to haul. Whether your contract will be long or short term, it is always a good idea to check around for competitive pricing. The more knowledge you have, the more likely you will be satisfied with the contractor that you hire.