A total of 12 fatal crashes were recorded on the N3 during December 2017 with a total of 17 fatalities with only one being a pedestrian fatality. During the same period in 2016, 14 fatal crashes were recorded with 22 fatalities, including six pedestrian fatalities. “Considering the fact that traffic increased exponentially in December and that poor weather conditions were experienced at times, the decrease in the number of fatalities on the N3 Toll Route is significant,” says Con Roux, commercial manager of N3 Toll Concession.
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N3TC reports drop in fatal crashes during December holiday season

Despite an overall increase in fatal crashes on the N3 Toll Route during 2017 (from 83 in 2016 to 119 between January and December 2017), N3TC noted a slight improvement in the number of fatalities during the peak holiday season.

Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa: “With recent political changes in mind, we are hopeful that business confidence will return to more positive levels, which will certainly encourage businesses to invest in their fleets.”
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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 19, 2018 at 10:00pm
Jan 19th: One man was killed and three others injured this morning when the truck they were travelling in overturned on the roadside barriers on the N2 Highway in Athlone in the Western Cape. ER24 paramedics, along with the Metro rescue, arrived on the scene to find a truck leaning against the roadside barriers. The body of a man was found lying pinned between the barrier and the truck while three other men were found walking around on the scene. The man pinned between the barriers and truck had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead. The three other men were assessed and found to have sustained minor to moderate injuries. The patients were treated for their injuries and then transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. A specialised Rescue Crane had to be used to later lift the truck off the barrier. Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.
FleetwatchJanuary 15, 2018 at 11:04pm
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Dec 31st: Hey there all you trucking stars. Half an hour to go to ring in 2018. Here's wishing you all a Happy New Year and a stunningly successful 2018 for each and every one of you. May the year bring you and your families everything you wish yourselves and, as the Irish say: 'May the wind be always at your back. God Bless you all.
FleetwatchDecember 28, 2017 at 6:39am
Fev 27th: Please be advised that there are protests on the R104, old Mooinooi/Harties road. Indications at this stage is that they are also targetting the N4 with people throwing rocks at trucks on N4 at the weighbridge. Please phone Bakwena N4 before you travel on the N4 to get info regarding possible closures.
FleetwatchDecember 25, 2017 at 9:24am
To all our trucking friends - the people who make it happen for all of us in delivering our goods - FleetWatch wishes you a Happy Christmas. May you and your families be blessed richly. And to those who are working keeping the wheels rolling, know that there are many who appreciate everything you do. Thank you and God bless each one of you. From Patrick O'Leary and the FleetWatch team.
The ANC has confirmed that a proportional councillor has been arrested in connection with the murder of SA Defence Force member Preston Titus.
With only 39% of Capetonians having adhered to water restrictions in the month of January, making the water crisis even more urgent, the WWF has released an information pack detailing what residents can expect should the city's taps run dry.
The water crisis in the Eastern Cape is deepening as dam levels across the province drop drastically, with at least one metro and numerous towns at risk of running out of water.
A senior health official has asked the family members of Life Esidimeni members for forgiveness and broke down as she testified at arbitration hearings in Johannesburg.
A bioethics professor has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings that medical practitioners should not let politics influence their duties to patients, as officials did in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
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