Tag: Lockdown

Massive Bills Face Importers as Containers Pile Up in Storage

Massive Bills Face Importers as Containers Pile Up in Storage

South African businesses are faced with a huge bill, estimated at R1.4-billion, for storage and demurrage costs accumulated during the 27 days of Level 5 lockdown, as more than 20 000 containers piled up in storage facilities. This week, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) CEO David Logan […]

“It’s the Quietness. ” – Life Under Lockdown: A Truck Driver’s Story

“It’s the Quietness. ” – Life Under Lockdown: A Truck Driver’s Story

“It’s the Quietness… It’s really very strange…Quietness on the roads… Quietness in the town…” [Macfarlane Sedibe and Hector Radebe – Vector Logistics] The loneliness of a long-distance trucker has been well-documented over decades. But amidst Lockdown and Covid19, it’s the quietness on the roads and in the towns that drivers […]

Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown

Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown

The nationwide lockdown as a result of efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus will undoubtedly have a dramatic effect on road traffic for the stipulated 21-day period until 16 April. But, with the production, distribution and supply of foodstuff and basic goods labelled as an essential service […]

UD Trucks believes that connectivity through telematics will play an increasingly important role in the ever-changing transport environment

Guidelines regarding Freight Lockdown

What are “essential goods and services?” Guidelines to Freight Logistics operations under the conditions of the Government Notice issued by the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs on 25 March 2020. At all times it is prudent to read this simplified document with the Notice as published by the […]