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
It seems to have been a torrid year for trucking. While all the good stuff that happens in the industry seldom hits the headlines, the bad stuff always makes it onto the front pages of the national – and at
Look at the photographs on this page. This is the environment I have been operating in over the past weeks – most of which is detailed in this edition of our FleetWatch eMag. It’s all so sad. Apart from the
am so sick and tired of seeing the name ‘Zuma’ on the front pages of our newspapers – all for the wrong reasons. If it’s not Nkandla, it’s the arms corruption scandal, or a dubious nuclear deal he signs with
Many readers will know of the FleetWatch Brake & Tyre Watch project which has been conducted with our much valued partners over the past five years. The project had been lauded as a world-leading exercise receiving much praise for the
Hino SA has added five more derivatives to its range of 300-Series medium commercial vehicles as a response to customer requirements. The range has now grown from 8 to 13 variants, providing a comprehensive product line-up in the local MCV
In the dynamic world of fleet management, there is only one way for service providers to stay ahead of rapidly changing industry needs and that is to think like fleet managers. So says Dr David Molapo, head of Fleet Management
BP has announced that it is to pay $18,7-billion (R233,75-billion) in settlements for all Federal, state and local claims arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which occurred in 2010. The spill, caused by an explosion on board the
Although we’re past the middle of winter, temperatures out there are still low meaning extra care should be taken on certain aspects of your vehicle to avoid winter woes. It is opportune therefore that FleetWatch received a few winter maintenance
BPW Axles has issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our dear friend and colleague Terence Kruger who boldly fought his battle with cancer but unfortunately passed away during the evening of Thursday, 23 July 2015. Terence epitomised the meaning of the word “Dapper” which in German means: Strong/Stout; In Afrikaans it means: Brave and Courageous, never giving up the fight; In English it means: Smart, neat, well dressed, well groomed, elegant and dashing. Terence was a true and devoted Ambassador of BPW for 15 years and will be sorely missed. FleetWatch knew Terence for many years and extends its sincerest condolences to his family and his colleagues both within BPW and in the wider trucking industry. RIP good friend. You will be missed but always remembered with great fondness.
July 28th: Legendary cricketer and extraordinary South African Clive Rice passed away in hospital in the early hours of this morning. During his cricket career, Clive made more than 39 000 runs in first-class and limited overs cricket and took more than 1 500 wickets. Cricket South Africa has flown the flag at its offices in Johannesburg today at half-mast in tribute to Rice. Chief Executive of CSA, Harpoon Lora, says that as a mark of respect to Rice, the Proteas will wear black armbands in the Test match against Bangladesh starting on Thursday. RIP you legend and our sincerest condolences to the family.
A man was killed this morning after a truck burst into flames on the R56 in Richmond, outside of Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics were called to the scene and on their arrival, found a wreckage of a truck parked on the side of the road. The cargo of wooden beams were spread across the entire scene. Prior to the arrival of paramedics, fire services had extinguished the fire which had broken out when the truck collided with a rock embankment. When paramedics assessed the lone occupant, they found the man had already succumbed to his multiple fatal burn wounds. Nothing more could be done for the patient and he was declared dead. Fire services had to use the jaws-of-life equipment to later free the trapped body. Local authorities were on scene for further investigations. RIP brother trucker and our sincere condolences to the family.