This autonomous Volvo FH has no driver. It hauls limestone on a five kilometer stretch between the mine itself and the crusher. There are five such trucks running in this operation.
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The autonomous truck is far away from South Africa’s reality but in Europe, it is becoming more and more of a reality with this story giving our local readers a glimpse into the type of developments taking place in countries

To optimise its solution to Nulaid, Imperial Logistics has invested in purpose-built “egg spec” vehicles, with insulated bodies, vents and fans. The trucks also feature drop safes in the cabs for cash handling. Some 12 million eggs are distributed annually.
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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
FleetwatchDecember 7, 2018 at 12:18am
Dec 6th: It’s arrived. South Africa’s first ever PBS B-Double interlink tanker and first PBS chemical tanker was launched by OneLogix United Bulk in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The tankers – three of them – were built by CA Muller Fabrication in Wellington and will be used by United Bulk to haul liquid bulk caustic soda from Richards Bay to Umkomaas for its client, Sappi. Also there on the day to celebrate were the good folk from MAN Automotive who officially handed over three MAN TGS 27-480 6x4 XHD truck tractors to haul the links. The rig has a 74 ton Gross Combination Mass (GCM) giving a 52,5 ton payload - 36% more payload than a standard tanker. And just so as not to forget where we’ve come from, also showcased on the day alongside the new beauty were two other firsts introduced to South Africa some years back by United Bulk – an LPG tanker introduced in 2007 with a 27 ton payload and a bulk chemical combination rig comprised of truck tractor, tanker and pup trailer with a 38 ton payload capacity. This, says Patrick Pols, was the first cladded 38 ton payload combination in South Africa and was introduced to the market by United Bulk in 2010. Both of these were also manufactured by CA Muller Fabrication with which United Bulk has had a long association. It was a day of firsts and all parties involved can stand tall and proud on showing the world that via collaboration and innovation, South Africa can run with the best. Check out the video where Patrick Pols sees PBS as the future. The ending will show that when you put two Patricks together, things go a bit topsy-turvy. Congratulations to all on this milestone.
FleetwatchDecember 4, 2018 at 10:59pm
We salute the 2018 Hollard Highway Hero, Stephen Meje! -
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Fleetwatch added 7 new photos.November 30, 2018 at 9:20am
Nov 29th: How would you like to work in an office like this. Bet the boss' office is a tad neater and more opulent. This is the 'office' environment of a truck driver whose rig was taken off the road today in the Durbanville area of Cape Town for testing during the FleetWatch Brake & Tyre Watch event where some 70 or so cops were successfully trained on spotting unroadworthy signs on trucks. This is a disgrace and, by the way, defies the OSH Act in terms of a drivers workplace. How can anyone expect driver productivity in this gemors. The rig itself was a total mess and totally unroadworthy. It was taken off the road.

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FleetwatchNovember 29, 2018 at 9:08pm
How not to start a truck!


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Fleetwatch posted 5 photos — at Durbanville Traffic Department.November 29, 2018 at 8:10pm
Inspections begin covering brakes, tyres, lights, boosters, slack adjusters and more...

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