UD Trucks acting managing director, Rory Schulz (right), along with Aubrey Rambau, general manager of manufacturing, presents the last UD40 to Arrie van Deventer of the Legends Rhino Orphanage.
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Farewell to a UD Trucks legend

UD Trucks Southern Africa’s head office and GTO assembly plant in Rosslyn recently bid a bittersweet farewell to the company’s legendary MCV range. The last of the U41 range, a UD 40, left the assembly line after more than 13 000 units

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FleetWatch was launched in 1993 initially as a fleet risk management journal, and has since evolved into a trucking magazine covering all aspects of the trucking industry with the primary focus on the “issues” facing modern day truckers. The magazine operates under a banner of independent and objective journalism while striving to elevate the trucking industry onto a platform of high priority within the context of the South African economy. We regard ourselves as partners in the industry rather than just mere reporters on the business of trucking. Our prime readership target is aimed at management operating in all areas of transport - ‘professional haulage’ for reward as well as ancillary operators who run transport as part of their overall operations. Many companies have followed the modern trend of outsourcing their transport and the suppliers of such services are also addressed as our target audience. We also get to product suppliers and service providers. The latest Audit Bureau of Circulation figures (January - June 2009) certifies our current distribution at 5 050 copies per month. FleetWatch was voted by the Specialist Press Association as South Africa’s Best Transport magazine six years in a row - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999. The magazine has won 60 awards for publishing and journalistic excellence since its launch in 1993 - the most ever won by any magazine in the history of MPASA. (Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa). To get in touch with us, please make use of the FEEDBACK form posted on our site or call us on +27 11 794 2490 – we’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, we leave you with the highest Irish wish: “May the wind be always at your back”. Keep on Trucking, Patrick O’Leary Publisher and Managing Editor
FleetwatchOctober 31, 2014 at 11:40pm
N3 crash truck impounded for allegedly having faulty brakes

Exact details around the multiple vehicle pile-ups - in three separate crashes - which occurred on Friday on the N3 between Montrose and Van Reenen are still sketchy with FleetWatch receiving conflicting reports of the causes as well as of the number of dead and injured. What we can confirm is that one of the crashes was caused by a truck running into the back of the car of a woman. The woman was killed. According to one source who was on the scene, the truck was inspected at the accident scene and its brakes were found to be faulty. The truck was impounded and will be fully inspected early next week. Weather conditions in the area were awful with heavy mist and light rain making driving conditions extremely dangerous. While FleetWatch will release further details once received, we publish below two videos taken by Patrick O'Leary when travelling in the area in misty conditions with Philip Hull, founder of the The Road Safety Foundation, some time ago. One was during the day (first video) and the other during the night (second video). We publish these so as to give an idea of what conditions are like in the Van Reenen Pass area when mist sets in. And it gets worse than this with Hull saying visibility can be reduced to a mere 10 metres. Having a roadworthy vehicle with all lights, brakes and everything else - including a trained and alert driver – working is essential for safety. See for yourself and please make sure your truck, car, taxi or whatever it is you are driving, is roadworthy at all times
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FleetwatchOctober 31, 2014 at 11:32pm
Driving in misty conditions in the Van Reenen's Pass area at night

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FleetwatchOctober 31, 2014 at 12:08am
Yo yo yo. Watch the windscreen towards the end of the video
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FleetwatchOctober 30, 2014 at 10:05am
Two major deals announced by Imperial - read more http://ow.ly/DvhDG #imperial @IMPERIAL_Logist
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FleetwatchOctober 30, 2014 at 6:55am
Concern expressed at non compliant transporters of hazardous chemicals - what your thoughts http://ow.ly/Dvhok #hazardoustransport
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