Mode of transport is a term used to distinguish substantially different means of conveyance. The different modes of transport are air, water, and land transport, which includes rail, road and off-road transport. In general, transportation is used for the movement of people, animals, and other things.
There are lots of different types of transport today in South Africa. Some types of transport that we can all use are Trains, Trams, Buses, Airplanes, Boats / Ferries, Cars, Horses, Bicycles, Motorbikes, Trucks, Vans and Walking. In the past, some of these types of transport did not exist.
Among the different means of transportation, Railway and Road systems are the cheapest and safest mode both for passengers and goods. It is the most affordable mode of transportation used for travelling, for long as well as for short routes.
Our Terms – Transporter
1.1 Transporter is responsible to provide fuel for all transport trucks.
1.2 Provide roadworthy vehicles in very good condition and well maintained for transportation of Commodities to designated locations.
1.3 Due to the tough terrain and poor road infrastructure in South Africa, the Transporter is required to ensure his trucks are the types and sizes that can easily move within the districts.
1.4 Commence loading of the trucks at the pickup site immediately after Transporter received instructions from Customer, or as soon as possible. Delay to load within 48 hours the transport request will be treated as cancelled.
1.5 Properly cover the trucks carrying the goods.
1.6 Complete the total delivery within the agreed period. >
1.7 Transporter will employ adequate drivers and personnel to transport the commodities. The responsibility for such personnel will be fully that of the Transporter.
Our Terms – Customers
2.1 Customer will give timeous notification of required transport services.
2.2 Customer will assist and accommodate Transporter as far as reasonably possible to execute it’s duties in terms of this agreement.2.3 It is the duty of customer to bring to the attention of Transporter any defaults, risks, storage requirements etc.
Responsibilities and Reports
3.1 During the period of providing Transport services as per this agreement, by Transporter, each party to this agreement will carry its own risk. Transporter will not be held responsible for losses suffered because for any theft, robbery, accident, road accident, storms, breakdown and or any other incident.
3.2 For payment the transporter will submit to Customer’s office invoices for deliveries completed which must be settled by Customer within 7 (seven) working days after receipt of the invoice.
3.3 In case of non operation of any convoy or truck due to mechanical failure, lack of spare parts, lack of fuel or lack of The Transporter’s employees to comply with the terms of this agreement and where such a delay eventually disrupts the distribution cycle, The Transporter will be allowed a maximum of seven (7) days as down time to solve the problem after which Customer reserves the right to engage the services of another transporter without any further notice to the defaulting transporter.
3.4 An evaluation will be carried out by Customer upon delivery to review the performance of Transporter. This evaluation will be used to determine compliance to this contract. Any complaints after the time of delivery evaluation will be null and void and will exonerate Transporter of any and all claims that could have been instituted against Transporter.
Termination of Agreement
Anyone of the parties to this agreement may terminate this agreement for any reason upon giving 10 days written notice to the other. It shall then be considered cancelled and without penalties attached to the parties. Customer will then immediately settle all outstanding payments. The court jurisdiction in case of any court action is determined as Brakpan, Gauteng. The parties proudly so agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, wishing each other a successful and prosperous business relationship.