Drivers legal blood-alcohol limit 0%

Drivers legal blood-alcohol limit changed to 0%

A new driving law being put in place by June 2020 will make 0% the new legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers. This means that no one may drink and drive…
tyre theft

What to do under attack from tyre robbers

Experienced truckers will tell you to never park in an unsafe place on N1, N3 or rather, any highway in South Africa. Thanks to tyre robbers and armed hijackers you…
long-distance driving job

A long-distance driving job – why or why not?

A long-distance driving job has its advantages and disadvantages depending on one's likes and dislikes. It's important for a trucker to weigh both sides to be able to choose if…
online crash report

How to report a crash online in South Africa

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has introduced an innovative online portal for reporting minor crashes. SA Trucker browsed through the RTMC website and found it very user-friendly compared to…

AARTO: How to avoid accumulating points

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill into law. The legislation is designed to change driver behaviour through a demerit system for traffic…

This is what it costs to renew a driver’s licence or book a learner driver’s licence in KZN

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has released the latest prices people can expect to pay if they visit a drivers license testing centre in KwaZulu-Natal in 2019. The information also…

How hijackers use this truck driver weakness to their advantage

For hijackers, as in any 'profession', a lot of planning is done before the actual hijacking is done. Hijackers need to know your route, your usual stops, who you travel…

What to do or not do when approaching an accident scene

When approaching an accident scene, truckers are urged to be cautious and be able to identify and act on anything that could endanger the lives of the parties involved. Your…
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