Comments by Patrick O’Leary


South Africa is living in Cloud Cuckoo Land

2013-11-30 12:59

There is a saying: ‘You never know what you have until you lose it.’ Please excuse my adaptation of this but it is apt in this instance: ‘You never know what you have until you’re away from it.” Well, I’ve


The fable of a road transport owner

2013-11-11 09:57

I am giving up this month’s Editor’s Comment to a man in the industry who called me to submit a light-hearted article to highlight the very serious problems that exist in the industry due to the lack of the setting


Brakes do not fail!

2013-10-15 05:55

It was only a matter of time before the stuffing hit the fan. In fact, some years ago I warned in this magazine that the day would come when something awful would happen that would push the image of the


Strike Season is here. Yippee!! Whoop-Whoop! AAAARGH!

2013-09-09 14:47

We’re only three months away from wishing each other a Happy Festive Season. In the meantime, we’re all ‘˜enjoying’ the Strike Season. Have you seen the headlines over the past month or so? ‘˜Strike season is here’. Yippee!!! Happy Strike


Vacillating between optimism and pessimism

2013-08-02 06:09
Patrick O'Leary - Publisher/Managing Editor

WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE help me as I’m vacillating between optimism and pessimism when it comes to the future of the trucking industry in South Africa? It’s not that I have doubts about the ability of the trucking industry to get


A tribute letter to the great Nelson Mandela

2013-07-04 11:28
Patrick O'Leary - Publisher/Managing Editor

Dear Mr Mandela… We’ve all been reading daily reports of your progress in hospital. We’ve also been watching television footage of the many well wishers who have gathered outside the hospital to pay tribute to you while praying for you.


Thank goodness the Deputy President had left

2013-06-06 20:15
Patrick O'Leary - Publisher/Managing Editor

THE ANNUAL CONVENTION of the Road Freight Association was held last month at a venue that seemed idyllic for a business getaway of this nature. Topping the attraction stakes was that it had a golf course , an essential for