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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 shared Theunis Botha's post.March 29, 2017 at 7:45pm
Help needed....
Fleetwatch shared Street FX Motorsport & Graphics's video.March 29, 2017 at 4:29pm
This truck lost its brakes at 120mph. :O
Street FX Motorsport & Graphics
This truck lost its brakes at 120mph. :O
FleetwatchMarch 29, 2017 at 10:19am
March 29th: Fuel prices for April will be lower than in March, even accounting for the 39 cents a litre rise in fuel taxes which take effect at month-end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. On 1 April, an additional 30 cents will be added to the General Fuel levy bringing it up to R3.15 a litre and an additional nine cents will be added to the Road Accident Fund levy, bringing it up to R1.63 a litre. "International petroleum prices continued to ease during March on the back of increased global oil stocks which have mostly blunted OPEC's recent production restrictions," the AA says. "Over the same period, the Rand performed strongly against the US dollar, notwithstanding recent events." The Association says that even with the fuel tax hikes, petrol was expected to drop by around 24 cents a litre, diesel by nine cents, and illuminating paraffin by ten cents. "However, the last day's developments have shown that uncertainty persists around key political figures in the Ministry of Finance. In our view, the Presidency was ill-advised to call off the Treasury's international roadshow at such short notice with so little detail given. The resultant sharp weakening of the Rand again demonstrates the importance of political and fiscal stability to investors." The AA says that any further political shocks which weakened the Rand would directly result in increased transport costs, as well as higher domestic costs for those who use paraffin for heating, cooking and lighting. "Lower-income citizens are disproportionately affected by fuel price hikes arising from Rand weakness. The government's lack of sensitivity towards investor risk appetite is directly contributing to increased hardship for the poor,” the Association concludes.
Fleetwatch added 10 new photos.March 29, 2017 at 2:45am
Coming in from KZN on the N3 got caught up in the Traffic backup caused by truck crash between Gillolies and Van Buuren. It struck me once again how one crash can hold up the whole economy on a route. Took us 1 hour to do 2.4 kms. Stuck in with us were a host of trucks all no doubt now going to be late for their deliveries or collections. This will put extra pressure on the drivers. Also hundreds of cars whose occupants are now going to be late for meetings etc. We talk about the cost of crashes in terms of lives lost and injured. The economy also takes a huge knock due to the traffic delays caused by a crash scene. And yet it goes on and on....
Fleetwatch added 8 new photos.March 26, 2017 at 5:54pm
What devastation! #DurbanFire

Posted yesterday - "Latest photos from 8am this morning. Fire is still going strong.

Photos courtesy of Byron du Bois from DuBois Photography."
FleetwatchMarch 25, 2017 at 7:19pm
Fire at container yard still burning at Edwin Swales Durban
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