FleetWatch has often stated that within the ranks of the retired professionals within – and related – to our industry lies a university of knowledge that, if tapped into, can be utilised to help improve standards, systems and processes in this sector.
With this in mind, it was with glee that we received the news that JC Auditors (JCA), a leading SANAS-accredited certification body, has announced the addition of Reon du Plessis to its team. With over 40 years of distinguished experience in road traffic implementation, Reon brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organisation.
During his career, Reon held several key positions, including Chief Provincial Inspector, Deputy Director and Head of the KZN Traffic Training College. Under his leadership, the KZN Traffic Training College achieved recognition as the best traffic training college in South Africa, a testament to his dedication and commitment to excellence.
Reon has various qualifications in the field, including that of a professional vehicle examiner since 1980. This extensive experience equips him with solid insight into vehicle inspection and safety standards, further strengthening JC Auditors’ capabilities in this crucial area.
The JCA team conducts around 1 000 RTMS audits annually, which evaluates a transporter’s capability to manage its fleet in a safe and compliant manner, ultimately to mitigate and minimise road crashes. With Reon’s expertise, JCA will now initiate random vehicle inspections as a further aid to identify and communicate key risks to the transporter.
“The aim of these value-added inspections is to provide transporters with key information in order to promote continual improvement”, says Gift Nhlabathi, Senior RTMS auditor with JCA.
“Reon is undoubtedly one of a very select few in the South Africa with such extensive experience in the field of road traffic implementation and vehicle inspections,” says Oliver Naidoo, Managing Director of JC Auditors. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team and believe his expertise will be a significant asset for the South African road transport sector as a whole.”
Of particular significance is Reon’s involvement in the progressive development of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act since 1998. As an expert in this field, he is uniquely positioned to provide invaluable guidance and interpretation for the upcoming implementation of AARTO. His deep understanding of the Act and its implications will be instrumental in helping the road transport sector navigate the changing landscape of road traffic regulations.
JC Auditors has a long-standing commitment to promoting safety, compliance, and efficiency within the South African supply chain. With Reon on board, the organisation aims to enhance its ability to support clients in achieving these critical objectives in the collective efforts to mitigate South Africa’s poor road safety record.
Welcome to the private sector fold Reon. FleetWatch is thrilled that you’ve decided to shelve your fishing gear and come back into the fray – this time on the private sector side.