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    hi every one , for some one who wants to be involved in the transportation idustry. what are the procedure to follow.and who to go to. what must i have in possesion.are there finances... please contact me .

    your response will be highly apreciated
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    Just tell me what section you wan't to start
    like
    1. Freight transportation
    2. Tourist transportation

    I will try to find some resource for you just answer the question above.

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    advice and more info

    1. Freight transportation

    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enos View Post
    hi every one , for some one who wants to be involved in the transportation idustry. what are the procedure to follow.and who to go to. what must i have in possesion.are there finances... please contact me .
    Enos
    This is a high risk industry due to the many pitfalls. Not only do you have to fully comprehend what it entails to run a fleet with maintenance, repairs, driver training, HR, IR, road transport regulations and legislation etc. One also have to understand a bit about accounting, contract law, negotiation skills and running a business in general. People actually go to university to study this industry.

    Another way to do it would be to go and work for a transport or logistics company. Learn as much as you can and only when you think you know more than the average fleet owner should you start a business in this sector. But this also takes time...

    I would not risk getting wiped out in a highly competitive industry that I know nothing of. Margins are often small and leaves no room for error.
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    info & advice

    ive worked for a mining company for three years now. and through the various mines i worked during that period, ive learned a few things, amongst them was the coal transportation, through that knowledge ive also made friends.as a result i was so interested in it i went and registered my CC and now im on my final stages of my vat applications.

    based on what i know, i believe im more than capable of managing a few trucks as the begining stages as i move forward to gathering more information and learning more as i grow. starting a business is all about taking risks and not luck alone.im more than willing to face those risks and challanges, one day at time, with well plannings and organising, i believe i can survive..

    some of those things u've mentioned, also made friends in those departments,so some of those things i can say ive prepared for.


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    There should be some useful information on the Road Freight Association website.
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    Good luck with your venture Enos. Good idea to learn from the guys alraedy in the industry.
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    This post was to old but worthwhile to read
    http://askentrepreneur.entrepreneurm...tics-business/
    If this did not work you can use this
    http://www.ileadtrucks.co.za/transpo...g-gauteng.html
    Hope you have found some solution

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    thank you very much guys. thank you.

    somewere down the line il find myself as one of your client.once more. thank you

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    I am here to help out you guys with my Searching skills. So i take it as a compliment.

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