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5% increase in fatalities over the festive season

January 9th: Hi all you wonderful people. We’re back again after a great break and we wish everyone a successful 2017. We’ll be kicking off the year tomorrow by attending the release of the 2016/17 festive season road crash and

Jo-Anne De Jager, Solutions Manager at Unitrans, receives the NBA Award from one of the judges, Themi Stergianos. Part of the citation read: “Unitrans has shown an outstanding achievement in bettering its people, the planet and its profits through excellence.”
Unitrans wins Transport & Logistics Award
Alfred Ngilo, from Clover in KZN (centre left), is the man representing South Africa in the global UD Extra Mile Challenge driver competition being held in Japan. Accompanying him on the trip are Ann Pienaar, UD Trucks’ Fleet Sales Manager (far left) and Derick Moima (second from right), UD’s Demonstration Driver. A proud Peet Pretorius (right), HR Manager for Clover in KZN, is fully behind his star driver in every way. Congratulations Alfred. Everyone at FleetWatch is cheering for you.
Alfred Ngilo carries the SA flag in the UD Trucks global competition in Japan
Volvo is back with another spectacular ‘live test’
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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
FleetwatchJanuary 18, 2017 at 6:03pm
You know you're back in Johannesburg when it takes 58 minutes to travel a mere 13 kms.
Fleetwatch added 3 new photos.January 18, 2017 at 5:11pm
January 18th: Taxi operators blocking the road at the R40/R38 intersection just outside Barberton. Avoid area. Thanks IBF for the information
FleetwatchJanuary 17, 2017 at 4:20pm
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FleetwatchJanuary 17, 2017 at 12:30am
January 16th: Fuel prices are set for another hike at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "The Rand/US dollar exchange rate has firmed slightly since the start of January 2017 but international oil prices have surged ahead by a far greater margin,” the AA says. The AA is predicting that diesel is set to jump by 37 cents, petrol by 44 cents and illuminating paraffin by 31 cents. "There is always the hope that the spike in international oil prices will not persist but that seems unlikely. South Africans should already be thinking of trimming any unnecessary expenses to accommodate a series of fuel price hikes which seem likely in the medium term," the AA concludes.
FleetwatchJanuary 16, 2017 at 7:44pm
Check out this rig! Sent to us by a family member in Australia! What do you think?
Fleetwatch added 9 new photos.January 16, 2017 at 6:54am
Havoc, mayhem & carnage on N3 between Harrismith & VanReenen that took place yesterday.

5 separate collisions all at once.

Credit: SA Long-distance Truckers
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