Fleetwatch 2018


The warm heart of this industry continues to shine

2018-06-22 11:47
In partnership with iSchool Africa, MiX Telematics donated 50 Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

FleetWatch has always contended that the trucking industry has a huge heart as evidenced by the many goodwill gestures carried out by players in this sector. Despite at times having to ride rough economic seas, it is an industry sector


Serco Johannesburg adds new service facility

2018-06-22 09:52
The new Serco repair facility in Boksburg, Gauteng. It looks pretty simple in this photograph but there’s a lot that’s going to go on in this place. “The significant investments made by Serco over these past few years reflect a commitment to offer the latest technology to the industry while striving to increase service delivery,” says managing director Clinton Holcroft.

South African truck body and trailer manufacturer Serco has upgraded and expanded its Boksburg repair facility to further improve service delivery to customers. Managing director Clinton Holcroft says the investment in infrastructure and facilities, which significantly increases the factory’s undercover


N3 Closed at Van Reenens Pass by Protestors

2018-06-20 11:17

Wednesday 20 June 2018: Protestors have blocked the N3 Toll Route in both directions at Van Reenens Pass between Harrismith and the Tugela Toll Plaza / Ladysmith. Law enforcement and emergency services have been deployed to the area, but at


Expect another fuel price hike in July

2018-06-15 14:37
Those were the days. This is a June 1977 cash slip for petrol - 48,7 litres of petrol cost R12.38. It’s now June 2018 and you can’t get one litre at that price today. I put in 40.30 litres of 95 two days ago in Bloemfontein and it cost R650.05 at R16.13 a litre. Eieeesh! Now think of this in terms of a truck filling up its 600 litre tank with diesel at today’s price. It’s become scary!

Fuel prices look set for another jump going into July. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).  “Since the start of June, the Rand


Spike in pedestrian fatalities on N1 and N4

2018-06-15 14:35
The only person obeying the rules of the road in this picture is the truck driver. Note the student on the cell phone. It reminds me of a video we recently featured in FleetWatch where the cell phone acts as a total distraction to pedestrians. This kid will not see on-coming vehicles while busy on the cell phone – never mind that fact that it is illegal to cross a highway. It’s inviting death.

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) has recorded a 400% increase in pedestrian fatalities between January and May 2018 compared to the same period last year with 15 pedestrian fatalities being recorded on its freeways during this time. Bakwena commercial manager,


A story which captures our national pride

2018-06-15 14:35
Managament and employees celebrating the production of 1-million EA111 engines in the VW Engine Plant. A magnificent achievement for the company and for South Africa.

This is not a trucking related story. It’s about a motor car engine. However, I highlight it here as it is a story that captures national pride and which we can all stand behind and cheer as it shows what