I’m sitting at a bar counter in America having a drink. It’s one of those long wooden bars that curves around at both ends. The place is pretty empty. Just two guys at the end of the bar chatting and
Without Trucks South Africa Stops! This is the slogan of the Road Freight Association (RFA) which recently held its annual convention at the Legends Golf & Safari Resort. While all involved in the trucking industry know this to be true,
It gives me great pleasure to direct our readers to three different stories in this magazine relating to the recognition of our truck drivers in various ways. The first, on page 28, tells of the launch of the 2016 Highway
My y last Editor’s Comment for 2015 was headed: “Make me once again Proudly South African!” YOU CAN READ IT HERE . Well, on March 31st I was once again able to stand tall and proud as a South African. It was
Why does FleetWatch place such a high accent on road safety? Well, I can write endlessly about this – the dead, the injured, the costs, the tragedy, the tears, the horror! But I am not going to do that. I
Editor’s Note: This editorial was written before President Zuma started playing musical chairs at the Ministry of Finance. His latest blunder – which has cost the country Billions – merely endorses my view as stated in this comment. So, the end
Sometimes I sits and thinks. Sometimes I just sits. Over the past two months or so, there has been no time to just ‘sits’. I have been criss-crossing the country attending events, doing interviews, giving talks to various forums and generally
By now most of you will have heard of what has turned out to be the biggest scandal to ever have hit Volkswagen in its 78 year history. The saga revolves around Volkswagen being caught out for deliberately cheating and
In the general climate of gloom, doom and declining standards that currently permeates the South African economy and society in general, the trucking industry continues to throw out rays of hope that with the right vision, attitude, determination and resolve, there
Driving to a meeting the other morning, I was listening to Radio 702’s John Robbie interviewing a lawyer who he introduced as an international expert on mining issues. I have been following happenings in the mining sector quite closely trying
Transaid, an international development organisation, has expanded its professional driver training programmes into Malawi. This follows the programme’s success in raising commercial driver training standards in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. With its headquarters in the UK, Transaid aims to improve
FleetWatch has stated on more than one occasion that transport operators which do not use modern fleet management telematics systems are losing out on a huge host of benefits. From their early start-up days in the 1990s, fleet management systems
DHL Supply Chain South Africa has secured a major retail contract after Pick n Pay awarded their General Merchandise Distribution (GMD) business to DHL Supply Chain. The contract involves receiving locally procured products at the DHL Plumbago Distribution Centre (DC),
supplychainforesight 2016: Navigating Smart Drive tomorrow’s change today What will happen tomorrow? And the next day? Who knows? What should you and your business be doing to remain relevant and competitive going forward? This year’s survey explores how successful SA
June 30: Many in the trucking industry will recall rally legend, Jan Hettema. Sad news is that he was murdered during a robbery on his small holding near Cullinan yesterday morning. Why shoot an 83 year old man? Just push him over and take what you want. But that's not how its done in South Africa. RIP great man. You will be remembered by many. You did not deserve to die like that. Sincere condolences to family and friends
June 28 - 22h00: Violent protests, Diepsloot area. R511, N14, R114, Diepsloot Police Station and immediate area affected. Emergency vehicle already attacked and police members injured. Stay clear.
June 25: A truck driver was lucky to escape serious injury after his vehicle overturned on the R71 in Magoebaskloof this morning. When ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the truck on its side and the driver, believed to be in his 30's, walking around on the scene. Upon assessment it was found that he sustained minor injuries. He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care.
The exact cause of the incident is unknown but authorities were on scene for further investigations.