Statement by FESARTA on border tragedy
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Statement by FESARTA on border tragedy

The following statement has just been received by Barney Curtis, (pictured below), Executive Director of The Federation of East and Southern Africa Road Transport Associations, on the tragedy that took place on November 24th at the Kasumbalesa border post between

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FleetwatchDecember 17, 2014 at 5:05pm
Drove the N1 from Johannesburg to Polokwane this afternoon. Really stunning road and all roadusers were sharing it in a safe and curtious way. The only problems i saw were those heavily overloaded, piled up to the sky with goodies, trailers being hauled behind heavily overloaded bakkies. Saw three of them at different spots on the side of the road with collapsed wheels. Other than that it was an absolute pleasure and so enjoyed being out on the open road with my fellow South African road users. Let's keep it up.
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FleetwatchDecember 15, 2014 at 8:37am
Video of unroadworthy wreck

Thank you to all for all the kind words in the comments to my previous post on this. Being in Van Reenen over the weekend with Community Medical Services, I was unable to download the video I took at the time of that unroadworthy wreck found on the side of the road on Saturday. I mentioned there was a lot to the story. This video – and please excuse the quality of the sound (put the volume up loud) - will explain more of why I acted to ensure it did not drive another inch on our roads. The whole saga involved gross irresponsibility on the part of the owner to let a rig like this out on the road – not only knowing the state of the rig but also that the driver only had a Code 10 drivers license instead of a Code EC and a PrDP. The rig stopped where you see it on the video but the story and follow-ups will not stop here…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkPXYd3OvM
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This pathetic unroadworthy wreck goes no further!!!
FleetWatch Editor, Patrick O'Leary, shows you why he called the cops in to ensure this piece of scrap steel - erronoeusly reffered to as a truck - carrying s...
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Fleetwatch commented on their own photo.December 14, 2014 at 10:00pm
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FleetwatchDecember 14, 2014 at 11:54am
No petrol at Caltex Harrismith on N3 and this during peak holiday traffic. Eieesh
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Fleetwatch added 10 photos.December 13, 2014 at 10:21pm
Heading out of Johannesburg to join Philip Hull and his Community Medical Services team at Van Reneen's pass, I passed a horrible looking scrap metal truck parked alongside the N3. I turned off the off ramp and headed back. I asked the driver if they had been suspended and waiting for a tow truck. He replied they were waiting for the mechanics. I took a closer look and found it to be one of the most unroadworthy trucks I have yet see - worse than the one in Krugersdorp. I told the driver he would not be driving it another inch. I them phoned Wayne Minaar and asked for a cop to be sent to discontinue it. This is a long story with a lot more angles which I will tell in our next FleetWatch eMag. Suffice to say the truck never took to the road again. Here are some pics. How's the empty brake drum with cool drink cans in it.
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