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
There is one hardship I don’t think those who experienced it will easily forget. I refer to the inaugural Sun International/Radio 702 CEO SleepOut which took place in Sandton in June. The idea behind the SleepOut was to get captains
The Drakensberg Mountains acted as a fine backdrop to this year’s Road Freight Association (RFA) conference giving a sort of ‘all is well with the world” atmosphere to the event. Personally I would have preferred to see the conference being
What holds the potential to be the most damaging piece of legislation ever to be introduced into the country pertaining to the road freight industry has been gazetted in Government Gazette 38722. I quote from the Gazette: The following regulation
I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. Thank goodness I am associated with the trucking industry of South Africa. If I weren’t, I’d be in a total state of despair given the amount of bad news
The Automobile Association (AA) has come out with an argument which FleetWatch whole-heartedly and fully endorses. It relates to the 48 percent increase in the Road Accident Fund levy effective as from April. The AA’s argument is that the government
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
Dealing with the usual business-cycle and strategy fluctuations is difficult enough for any executive but fleet managers have to stay upright while the entire foundation of the profession is shifting underneath their feet due to rapid and unrelenting technological advances.
Preparations for the 2016 Dakar Rally are in full swing with 56 trucks in the total field of 556 motorcycles, cars, quads and trucks preparing to contest the 38th Dakar Rally in January. The most popular truck in the entry
ExxonMobil has opened a new office and appointed a new authorised distributor, Centlube, to represent its lubrication business in South Africa. While ExxonMobil has operated in the country for many years, the new Cape Town branch is the first dedicated
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.
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.
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.
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.