How to Start a Trucking Business in south africa

The logistics and transportation industry is highly competitive and has great potential for professional truck drivers that understand the trade.

What are the ongoing costs involved in a trucking business in South Africa?

Besides capital outlay for equipment and vehicles, other expenses have to be considered are:



  • Garage or other facilities for vehicles stored at business premises
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Accounting/invoicing
  • Routine servicing and maintenance of vehicles
  • Salaries
  • Fuel costs
  • Cleaning
  • Traffic fines
  • Parking costs incurred for business use
  • Toll charges incurred for business use

What type of insurance is needed for a transport and logistics company?

  • Drivers’ liability
  • Comprehensive insurance

How to start?

Step 1: Write a business plan click here

Step 2: Register your business click here

Step 3: Obtain necessary business licenses and permits click here

step 4: Funding your business

Step 5:  Buy or lease the right Truck read more