Trucking and Haulage – A promising market for Africa

Trucking and haulage is a huge market opportunity in Africa, with an outstanding import growth showing the development of Africa’s consumption. Starting from raw materials used for the manufacturing industry, petroleum expenditures, industrial equipment, vehicles machineries and food items; bringing trucking as a rewarding commerce is ideal for local and international investors because valued business is success business. Transporting goods from one place to another remains however, the main objective.

Despite the economic crisis of 2008, the African economy has shown quite positive outcomes, encouraging estimates for the future decades. Africa has been recently analysed as the fastest growing continent and with this constant evolution, trucking and haulage is a lucrative way to make business.

The scope in the transport and logistics sector have completely escalated, making the previsions regarding business practices extremely positive in South Africa particularly. Trucks and haulage have been result-oriented due to the level of work. There are now major routes which connect to major centres and several parts of Africa thus, increasing business. However, trucking is an expensive commerce, sometimes risky with heavy goods to transport within the poor state of infrastructures in some African areas. For instance, the good news is the production rising of factories and farms. It is important to say that for the development of African productions, trucks and haulage are vital to connect goods with clients. Without it, trading would be dreadful.

What you shall need to start your business in the trucking and haulage business?

  • Funding
  • Business infrastructure
  • Find contracts, seek for customers
  • Good trucks
  • Constant maintenance
  • Customer service

Are you planning your business in the transport and logistics industry? Africa HR Solutions Ltd is active in this industry. We provide you with the best information and the best services tailor-made for your business.

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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

alex daruty


Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.