Hooray. Its election time again. Isn’t this wonderful? Every South African – except anyone with even a vague liking for Jan van Riebeeck who, according to our esteemed President Jacob Zuma is the cause of all our woes – is
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
Good news from Bakwena Platinum N1N4 in terms of minimising traffic delays at toll plazas is that two additional lanes at the on-ramp at the Zambesi Toll Plaza on the N1 freeway have now been opened. This will be followed
Clear International has issued its latest forecast for the East European trailer market which shows that although the market will grow by over 6% in 2016 and by almost 5% in 2017, this is considerably lower than was anticipated at
Highway Ministry, an interdenominational ministry directed at the trucking industry, recently held a luncheon and prayer function in Heidelberg to pay tribute to and thank the traffic and emergency services personnel in the area for the sterling work they do.
It was a happy day for the good people of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) when Simon Cammelbeeck, country director of World Food Programme-Zambia, waved off a convoy of trucks carrying 900 tons of humanitarian relief maize to Malawi
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