FleetWatch 2011


Carbon Tax

2011-10-01 15:15

The latest comments on the pending carbon tax on vehicles seem to confirm that it is on the cards for introduction when the 2012 budget is tabled by the Finance Minister early next year. So far there are no reliable


Cleaner Fuels

2011-10-01 15:11

Earlier this year, the DoE (Department of Energy) indicated it would announce its decision on the road map to cleaner fuels before the end of December. The oil majors, through its industry association (SAPIA), submitted its proposals for consideration by


Santaco takes to the air

2011-10-01 14:50
Charging down the runway...

This story has nothing to do with trucking but since there has been a lot of interest around the SA National Taxi Council forming its own airline, we thought our readers might like to see a few photographs of the


Truck Operating Benchmarks – Oct 2011

2011-10-01 13:39

Welcome to the FleetWatch Truck Operating Benchmarks 2011. The schedule covers a variety of typical primary and secondary distribution trucking operations. The objective is to provide operators and shippers (consignors) with a reliable independent guide to trucking costs incurred in


Comment by Max Braun – Oct 2011

2011-10-01 13:39
Max Braun

As the year draws to a close transport costs continue to creep up. Diesel now at its highest cost per litre accounts for around 45% for long haul big rigs. The ongoing rise in tyre costs throughout the year as


Talk to us Mr Minister

2011-08-01 21:15
Patrick O'Leary - Publisher/Managing Editor

Phew! I wonder whether Transport Minister S’bu Ndebele expected the avalanche of opposition from all quarters to his statement , widely reported in the media – that he was to ask Cabinet to reduce the top speed limit on South


Boys and their toys

2011-08-01 21:04
Isn’t this a beauty

Isn’t this a beauty. A friend, Chris Barnard, sent in this pic of a pimped Peterbilt which made everyone in the office drool with envy. Take a look at the ‘˜before’ picture in the top right corner and then compare


Housing delivery with a difference!

2011-08-01 21:03

This has got to be one of the most ingeniously constructed RDP houses ever seen in this country. It was sent to me by our good friend in Zambia, Alan McNab, who reckons it’s no wonder we need GPS in


Recovering a lost load…

2011-08-01 20:18

You’ve got to hand it to South Africans , when disaster strikes, everyone climbs in to help clean up the mess. Take this truck which lost part of its load of cool-drinks in Pretoria. A good friend of FleetWatch and