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SA’s trucking industry is crashing. This is why

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SA’s trucking industry is crashing. This is why

Transporters face a daily battle to keep their trucks on the road in trying times

Senior reporter

Sandton trucking boss Mass Borgia has been forced to start from scratch at the age of 74, after the company he founded more than two decades ago downsized its fleet and retrenched half its staff.

Borgia, who was retrenched as a director of Canterbury Transport, once owned 26 long-distance carriers which have now been cut to six in the face of a crisis besetting the trucking industry.

Borgia, who is now operating one cross-border truck on his own, blamed his old company’s plight mainly on the low rates conglomerates pay transporters to move their goods across SA...

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