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Salute to the litter gatherers on our roads

2018-02-16 11:02
Unsung heroes – MJ Todi (left) and Coyote Mathibela along with their Isuzu NPR 400 ensuring that South Africa stays clean for all of us. Salute!

South Africans in general have no clue as to the vital role trucks, their drivers and their assistants play in the functioning of society or the economy. I find this such a pity as it means the good services provided


MCA is preparing South Africa for the future

2018-02-16 10:34
Seen at the  MCA’s Future Mobility Roundtable event in Cape Town were, from left: Gideon Treurnich, Chantelle Hickley and Victor Radebe all from the Mobility Centre for Africa; Bonnie Horbach, Netherlands Consulate General; Yolisa Kani, Uber; Ivan Reutener, Mobility Centre for Africa; Prasanth Mohan, National Department of Transport; Antoine Aubert, Uber; and Peter Morsink, Royal HaskoningDHV.

Autonomous trucks and driverless cars are the buzzwords in the global transport arena and although South Africa seems a long way from this buzz, all this will come our way in the not too distant future. What many don’t know


Hats off to Priest Mufhadi of Reef Tankers

2018-02-09 10:55
How good is this for safety? Note how the rig is cordoned off with cones. Note too the chocks under the wheels.

Best Practice in trucking operations is something FleetWatch loves to see and especially given the fact that the industry as a whole labours under a bad public image imparted by some bad operators who don’t give a toss about high


PinkDrive’s fleet grows thanks to the Embassy of Japan

2018-02-09 10:26
Minister-Counsellor from the Japanese Embassy, Shuichiro Kawaguchi, signs the deal for the donation of two new vehicles to PinkDrive. With him is Noelene Kotschan, CEO and Founder of PinkDrive.

PinkDrive’s fleet will grow with two new vehicles thanks to the Japanese Embassy in South Africa. The donation was announced at the Baragwanath Taxi Rank on Friday February 2nd during PinkDrive’s activation to commemorate World Cancer Day which is celebrated


Transport legislation workshop dates announced

2018-02-09 10:16
Apart from being updated on valuable and pertinent issues that affect transport operators, each delegate to the Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop will receive an electronic or printed version of the National Road Traffic Act Compilation as well as the presentations of the speakers. This is the crowd at a past event.

The highly popular Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop is once again hitting the road this year starting on May 22nd in Stellenbosch, then moving to Durban on May 24th with the last session being held in Pretoria at the CSIR


JPSA urges all to attend AARTO hearings in Western Cape

2018-02-09 10:04
The AARTO Amendment Bill seeks to amend many of the current provisions of the AARTO Act in preparation for the national implementation of the AARTO Act, whereafter the long awaited points-demerit system is expected to be introduced.

Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has brought it to FleetWatch’s attention that the Western Cape Provincial Parliament will be holding public hearings regarding the AARTO Amendment Bill from Thursday 15 February onwards at various venues and has urged transport operators