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October 2002


A FleetWatch special Feature

Road transport critical to food aid...
The arrival and distribution of tons of emergency food aid is gathering momentum in spite of bureaucratic, legislative and professional ineptitude on the part of affected countries - and road is emerging as the preferred mode reports Andrew Parker.

Angel of mercy is murdered...
IN THE MIDST of fighting critically tight deadlines to deliver food supplies to around 13-million starving Africans scattered across six southern African countries, Genesh Harichund, a 30 year old staff assistant for the UN World Food Programme logistics team was gunned down in cold blood at the organisation's Sunninghill (Gauteng) offices in early-August.

Calling all truckers...
Kuehne & Nagel, one of sub-Saharan Africa's leading transport and logistics groups, is seeking competent road transport operators to assist in the transport and distribution of food aid to the famine stricken region. The company has a number of contracts with the UN World Food Programme to distribute emergency food supplies in southern Africa.

A helping hand...
AN INDICATION
of the enormous effort that lies behind the distribution of food in southern Africa is given via the arrival in Durban harbour of 246 trucks from overseas.

Trucking the fruits of the vine...
South Africa can boast having some of the best wines in the world. In this article, our Cape correspondent Stephanie Platt rambles round the world's most famous winelands to highlight the role of the truck in enabling you to get 'dronk'.

A FleetWatch special Feature

Earthship Mission Possible...
One of the most extraordinary overland journeys ever to take place in South Africa was recently completed. It marked the realisation of a dream and there to make the dream come true was the trucking industry. In this special feature, FleetWatch pays tribute to the players who made it all possible.

Wanted: 
An on-going culture of environmental responsibility...

Over this past year, FleetWatch - in partnership with Toyota SA Motors, Truck Division - has through the pages of this magazine discussed various aspects of environmental concern and what role the transport industry can play towards adopting a more responsibility approach to cleaning up the world.


FleetWatch at Hanover


Wake up South Africa...
If there is one thing that always impresses when visiting Europe's bi-annual Truck Exposition in Hanover, Germany, it is the pride the Europeans have in their road transport industry. FleetWatch technical correspondent, Dave Scott, reckons it is high time South Africans emulate this pride.

TGA is on the way....
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG played a major role at the Hanover show. Andrew Parker was there to interview chairman Håkan Samuelsson on some of the issues more directly related to South Africa's operations.

Cool Braking...
Voith's new Aquatarder - a retarder connected to the engine's cooling system - created a lot of interest at Hanover and was a definite highlight. And it is already here in South Africa. 

WorldWatch...
Our regular series in which Frank Beeton keeps readers up to date with what is happening on the world's trucking stage.

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