Short Distance Transport Companies in South Africa

Gauteng to Cape Town from R 13 900

Cape Town to Gauteng from R 12 900

Gauteng to Durban from R 8 900

Durban to Gauteng from R 7 900

Gauteng to Port Elizabeth from R 11 900

Port Elizabeth to Gauteng from R 10 900

Gauteng to Bloemfontein from R 6 900

Bloemfontein to Gauteng from R 5900

There are many factors to consider for businesses who move goods, stock, and other items as well as individuals who pack up and move their household contents to a new home. In either one of these cases, the process can become quite overwhelming and where the process is not streamlined, it could cause significant problems and discomfort.

It is therefore important to choose a reliable, reputable transport and logistics company or short-distance transport companies to move furniture, items, goods, stocks, and equipment over short distances.

The misconception is that the shorter the distance the easier and cheaper it will be. However, in practice, things are not that simple and both individuals who are moving or relocating, or businesses who use a logistics company for transporting goods must understand that the company they use can determine success or failure.

The logistics and transport industry in South Africa is one of the prominent contributors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, with contributions ranging between 15% and 25%. The industry is rooted in several sectors including retail, agriculture, manufacturing, and several others.

There are major retailers that heavily rely on third-party logistics and transport companies to transport and store goods, items, and stock. Without this industry, the basic economic principles of supply and demand cannot be met as both producer and consumer are far-removed in an inter-connected world during the 21st century.

Established in 2017 by Francois Briers, Red Transport (Pty) Ltd has a dedicated team with a clear mission, to provide reliable logistics, transport, and services such as truck rental in JohannesburgPretoria, and Cape Town at affordable, competitive, and flexible prices.

Red Transport aims to cater to the entire South African market, regardless of how big or small requirements are. The services offered by Red Transport include:

  • A qualified driver who is compliant with all traffic laws
  • The loading of items at the collection address and the offloading of items at the delivery address
  • The safe and reliable transporting of furniture and provision of insurance while items are in transit

Moving Large Items


Red Transport offers customers with the perfect solution where large items or furniture must be moved, whether from a business or a home. Red Transport offers the following trucking solutions for short-distance trips:

  • Rental truck (Closed): 5m x 2.2m x 2.2m with a maximum load of 4 tons
  • Optional extra trailer (Open): 4m x 1.8m x 1.2m with a maximum load of 1 ton
  • Optional extra trailer (Closed): 3m x 1.5m x 1.4m with a maximum load of 500kg


For additional, larger size solutions, customers are welcome to contact Red Transport.


Business Deliveries


Red Transport offers businesses with the perfect short-distance solutions where business deliveries are concerned, whether businesses need a 1-ton vehicle for quick deliveries, a truck and/or trailer for other items, or a much larger truck for equipment delivery.

Red Transport is a leader in logistic and transport, offering customers with affordable solutions for local deliveries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town. Even if customers use Red Transport for local deliveries, they can still make use of the Goods In-Transit (GIT) insurance which is offered.

When using Red Transport, it is crucial to consider traffic during peak hours as it will affect the hourly rate regardless of local deliveries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, or Cape Town. These are large cities with peak traffic and very few alternative routes.

Where alternative routes must be taken to avoid traffic pile-ups that can last hours, customers may pay extra for additional mileage according to Red Transport’s unique fee structure which is according to either an hourly rate or per kilometre, whichever is the highest, but never both.


Moving and/or Relocation


Whether you are moving from one side of the city, or just down the street, Red Transportation offers the best moving and relocation solutions that will ensure that moving is quick and effortless.

When using Red Transport to move or relocate your household items, the following must be considered:

  • The 4-ton truck must have access close to items which are being collected.
  • The 4-ton truck is 3.6m high and it must be able to fit under any gates/structures to get close to the collection point.
  • Red Transport does not supply any boxes or packaging material, and all items to be collected must be packaged and ready for collection.
  • Red Transport offers the hiring of additional helpers at R250.
  • If the building or flat where you are moving or relocating to is not on the ground floor, you must indicate such before the move as there may be additional charges involved.
  • Red Transport has its own blankets, ropes, and a loading trolley on the truck to make the move easy and hassle-free.
  • Customers are required to supervise the loading and offloading process as Red Transport cannot be held liable for any loss or damages during the loading/offloading process.
  • Customers must remember that they are paying for time and therefore all items must be ready to be loaded.
  • Customers must consider the timeslot that they book for their move as traffic may impact on the cost of the move.


Transporting of Equipment and/or Stock


Many businesses rely heavily on short-distance logistic and transport solutions for the transporting of equipment and stock to their clients. To ensure a seamless experience and process, and to ensure that equipment and stock reaches its destination safely, it is crucial for South African businesses to use the most reliable solutions.

To ensure that the business uses a reliable transport and logistics company to move their products and/or equipment to consumers, businesses must ensure that they use a company such as Red Transport which has a history of solid performance, delivers top-quality transportation services at competitive prices, and which exceeds customer expectations.

Red Transport only uses the latest, most reliable technologies along with providing GIT insurance, and a comprehensive, handy mobile application that is available on both iOS and Android devices.

In addition, customers also have a comprehensive paper trail as all documents and delivery notes can be signed and email when delivery is completed. In addition to this, Red Transport can provide customers with any documents which can be scanned and email on delivery.

Business clients who use the services of Red Transport also have the benefit of qualifying for special pricing as well as 30-day accounts, making it easier to ensure the delivery of equipment and stock to consumers.

Where businesses use Red Transport for high volumes of stock and items, there are discounts from 10%, 15% and 20%, depending on the volume of goods, items, or stock transported and delivered.

Red Transport may still be a young logistic and transport company with 4 years’ experience in the industry, but the rental company has made a significant name for itself by providing comprehensive, flexible, and affordable logistical solutions across all sectors in South Africa.

By providing reliable truck rental in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town at affordable price, many businesses are using Red Transportation to move goods, equipment, stock, and items in addition to catering for households who are moving and/or relocating.

Red Transportation offers the perfect short-distance solution whether you need to:

  • Rent a truck and/or trailer along with a qualified driver to transport a large item that is too large for your own vehicle, whether a fridge, bed, couch, or any other household item.
  • Rent a truck and qualified driver to conduct deliveries of goods, items, and stock for all types of businesses.
  • Rent a truck and a qualified driver to move or relocate to a flat, town house, or a house.
  • Rent a truck and qualified driver to move or relocate from/to an office, shop, or business address.


Red Transport is known for offering affordable and competitive rates and prices. When you use Red Transport, the following must be considered:

  • You will be charged either according to an hourly rate or per kilometre, whichever is the highest but never on both.
  • Time in hours and distance in kilometres will start from the pick-up address until goods, items, or stock have been dropped off at the delivery address.


Red Transport is reliable and uses only modern technologies and methods which guarantee that deliveries are fast and flexible. Red Transport offers the use of a mobile app to assist logistic managers in simplifying their work and allowing them to request a truck at any given time.

Red Transport offers a variety of solutions, whether a 1-ton vehicle for deliveries, or 34-ton trucks for large deliveries. Despite the load size, customers can expect flexible solutions and affordable prices.

For loads that exclude house or office moves, customers are granted with the following options:

  • Small loads – a 4-ton truck with a load area of 4m x 2m which starts from R490 per load and the benefit of 5 free kilometres and an hour free. The rate per kilometre is R9 while the rate per hour is R150.
  • Medium loads – a 4-ton truck with a load area of 4m x 2m and an additional trailer of 4m x 1.8m x 0.9m with a 5-ton maximum load. Customers are given 10 kilometres and 2 hours free. The rate per kilometre is R12 while the hourly rate is R250.
  • Large loads – a 6-ton truck with a load area of 5m x 2.2m x 2.2m. Customers are given 15 kilometres and 2 hours free. The rate per kilometre is R15 while the rate per hour is R350.
  • Extra-large – a 6-ton truck with a load area of 5m x 2.2m x 2.2m in addition to a 4m x 1.8m x 0.9m trailer with a maximum load of 8-tons. Customers are given 20 kilometres and 3 hours free. The rate per kilometre is R17 while the rate per hour is R450.


For customers who are seeking the best possible solution to move house, flat, or offices within Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town are given special prices from the 3rd of the month to the 27th.

All Red Transport drivers have access to smartphones with the latest applications to simplify and streamline the logistics process. All drivers are qualified and compliant with traffic rules and regulations, and all trucks are equipped with live satellite tracking technologies.


Customers have the option of using Goods In-Transit (GIT) Insurance from between R50 000 up to R100 000, with the following that customers must consider:

  • GIT Insurance will only cover items while in transit in the truck.
  • Items will be covered once the doors of the truck close at the collection address and until the doors open at the delivery address.
  • GIT Insurance does not cover items while they are being loaded or offloaded. Therefore, customers must ensure that they closely supervise the loading and offloading process.
  • If items are damaged or lost while in transit as result of an accident, theft, or hi-jacking, customers will be subjected to an excess of R3500 to claim.
  • If there are items which are damaged or lost while in transit, the Red Transport offices must be contacted immediately and notified of the loss/damage before the driver leaves the delivery address.
  • If items are reported damaged or lost after the driver has left the premises where delivery has taken place, the items will not be covered.


Another benefit that Red Transport offers its customers and prospective customers is the ease through which customers can obtain a quote. Red Transport offers a comprehensive quoting system with transparent prices which can be viewed on the official website.

In addition to this, customers can use the “Book a Truck Now” form which is available to get a quote on their next delivery. Red Transport also makes it easy for customers to pay with card machines installed in the trucks. Alternatively, customers can also use EFT or pay cash.

Red Transport can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week either by telephone or by sending an email, with a helpful agent ready to assist in booking your next pick-up and delivery.

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