The Drakensberg Mountains acted as a fine backdrop to this year’s Road Freight Association (RFA) conference giving a sort of ‘all is well with the world” atmosphere to the event. Personally I would have preferred to see the conference being
What holds the potential to be the most damaging piece of legislation ever to be introduced into the country pertaining to the road freight industry has been gazetted in Government Gazette 38722. I quote from the Gazette: The following regulation
I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. Thank goodness I am associated with the trucking industry of South Africa. If I weren’t, I’d be in a total state of despair given the amount of bad news
The Automobile Association (AA) has come out with an argument which FleetWatch whole-heartedly and fully endorses. It relates to the 48 percent increase in the Road Accident Fund levy effective as from April. The AA’s argument is that the government
It seems to have been a torrid year for trucking. While all the good stuff that happens in the industry seldom hits the headlines, the bad stuff always makes it onto the front pages of the national – and at
Look at the photographs on this page. This is the environment I have been operating in over the past weeks – most of which is detailed in this edition of our FleetWatch eMag. It’s all so sad. Apart from the
am so sick and tired of seeing the name ‘Zuma’ on the front pages of our newspapers – all for the wrong reasons. If it’s not Nkandla, it’s the arms corruption scandal, or a dubious nuclear deal he signs with
Many readers will know of the FleetWatch Brake & Tyre Watch project which has been conducted with our much valued partners over the past five years. The project had been lauded as a world-leading exercise receiving much praise for the
Since its inception, Imperial has continuously sought ways and means to discover, foster and nurture talent and initiative among its employees. In the context of Imperial’s company-wide BBBEE commitment, Enterprise Development, in simple terms, is a business to black business
June 21st was a momentous day for MAN Truck and Bus for it was on this day – 100 years ago – that the company came into being. The history of MAN trucks and buses began 100 years ago when,
Unitrans, the supply chain solutions company, has signed a significant new contract in the local automotive sector with global automotive supplier business REHAU. REHAU is a renowned global systems and services provider of polymer-based solutions in the construction, automotive and
Let’s face it. Truckers love a good party but like so many others, are often faced with the problem of getting home safely after a few – well, quite a few – drinks. So, while this story has nothing to
This video, courtesy of Witbank News, shows the mayhem at the N12/N4 crash scenes this morning when a number of crashes occured in heavy mist. According to Witbank News, two people died in the N12 crashes. While paramedics were treating the injured, a call came in of a multiple vehicle pile-up on the N4 with injured lying all over the road. Emergency services from as far away as Gauteng rushed to the scene to help. Our condolences to the families of the deceased and may all the injured make a speedy recovery. We also salute the emergency services. Please take care when driving in the mist. As this video shows, those are treacherous conditions.
Numerous collisions on the N12/N4 highway near Ogies and Witbank have left at least two people dead and scores injured this morning. ER24 paramedics, along with other services, are attending to multiple scenes spread across the highway. At least three separate collisions involving multiple light motor vehicles, mini-bus taxis and trucks have left at least two people dead and scores injured. Paramedics currently describe the overall scene as chaotic. It is believed heavy mist in the area contributed to the cause of the collisions. More information to follow as it becomes available.