Themba Vilakazi, winner of the 2015 Highway Heroes with Wayne Rautenbach, general manager of Regent Commercial Vehicles (left) and employer David Street from Fairfield Long Haul.
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Themba Vilakazi is South Africa’s Highway Hero

Huge congratulations to Themba Vilakazi, a 45-year-old truck driver employed by Fairfield Longhaul in Kwa-Zulu Natal, on winning the accolade of South Africa’s Highway Hero at Regent Insurance’s inaugural Highway Hero awards ceremony held in Delmas, Gauteng. Vilakazi and the two

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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
Fleetwatch feeling blessed at Fleetwatch.November 25, 2015 at 5:07am
Happy Birthday to our amazing Editor, Patrick O'Leary! We at Fleetwatch applause you for your constant passion for the trucking industry and all that you do for people behind the scenes! We are all proud to work by your side. As the Irish say,
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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FleetwatchNovember 24, 2015 at 10:24am
24Nov15 : Warning - please be alert. A traffic officer with champagne colored GTI Golf stops you and robs you at gunpoint in Krugersdorp area. Please send out to all your friends. Just happened now. Confirmed 5 cases this morning alone on Robert Broom. 3 males in Metro uniform. False plates CX04JL GP. Thanks to IBF Investigations for the heads up on this.
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FleetwatchNovember 23, 2015 at 8:49pm
How many people will die on South Africa's roads this year - 15000, 16000? How many would you like it to be - 1000, 2000? I hope this short clip will change your mind. Please share it as the road deaths in South Africa have become a meaningless body count where percentages rather than individuals with names and families are used as the yardstick of success or failure.
How many people do you reckon should die on our roads
A body count means nothing until your family is involved. This short clip brings that reality home - into the family
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Fleetwatch added 3 new photos.November 20, 2015 at 4:00pm

Congratulations to Malesela Ramela on winnning the title of Onelogix Driver of the Year 2015. Malesela drives for Buffelshoek Transport. He walked away with a cheque for R25000 and a magnificent trophy. Second place went to July Those of United Bulk who got a cheque for R15000 and third spot went to Morkel Terblance of VDS Uitenhage who walked away R5000 richer. Well done, not only to these winners, but also to the other 13 drivers from the Onelogix Group companies who made it through to the finals. You are a credit not only to your companies but to the industry as a whole. FleetWatch salutes each one of you.
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Fleetwatch shared Speed Society's video.November 20, 2015 at 3:23pm
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It was at that moment he knew... He should be filing for unemployment
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