Safe Driving with Trucks in the Mountains

November 12, 2018|

Recently, due to fires in the Outeniqua mountains, drivers had to take a detour from Oudtshoorn to George via the Robinson pass towards Mossel Bay. The Robinson pass is much more of a challenge for truck drivers as there are no “extra lanes” and the corners tend to be much sharper than on the Outeniqua pass. It was quickly evident that motorists became frustrated with the delays as they shared the mountain pass with much slower carriers of road freight. [...]

Drive with Caution in Strong Wind

October 31, 2018|

Especially if you are behind the steering wheel of a Truck! On the Arrive Alive website road users are urged to drive with Caution in Bad and Challenging Weather Conditions. These conditions include rain, dust, smoke and strong winds! The drivers of trucks are often severely tested when having to steer their trucks through strong winds. Some rather insightful dashboard camera footage has revealed this threat to the safety of our truck drivers! We have decided [...]

Extra Caution is required when road users navigate near the blind spots of trucks

October 29, 2018|

On the Arrive Alive website road, users are cautioned to drive safely and to be cautious of other road users in their blind spots. We also find some important safety suggestions: It is vital to make sure that nothing is concealed before changing lanes moving off or performing a manoeuvre such as pulling out of a parking space. People on foot or on bikes are easy to lose in the space behind a pillar. When driving towards a [...]

Ctrack’s emergency support service crucial as holiday season nears

October 29, 2018|

Vehicle tracking and telematics service provider, Ctrack, has added a new emergency response service to its vehicle tracking products. The new service, a first for the vehicle tracking and telematics industry in South Africa, provides immediate, guaranteed access to ambulance services, countrywide, as well as R10 000 in hospital costs cover, among other benefits. Ctrack clients already using an active Ctrack tracking unit in their personal or fleet vehicle/s can add the service for a minimal additional monthly fee. New [...]

Truck and Bus drivers beware!!

October 29, 2018|

Overtaking is one of the highest risk manoeuvres for both drivers and passengers We decided to share an incident captured on camera recently of a bus driver recklessly and illegally overtaking on the N1 near Beaufort West. We decided to raise this with our driver training experts from NOSA logistics. Why do we find this? Here we see that the driver may be rushing to reach his/her destination, putting both himself/herself, passengers and [...]