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Four truck drivers killed in Polokwane report false

Reports circulating on social media from Sunday afternoon that four drivers were murdered in Polokwane which resulted in cross border drivers closing the Beitbridge border are not true. Some media organizations fell to the fake news spread through a video recorded at the busy border post as drivers protested against the snail pace in which …

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Watch | Chaos on N1 as tanker catches fire near Belabela

There is chaos on the N1 north as motorists are trying to pass a petrol tanker on fire in the midst of the highway. According to an SA Trucker on the scene near Belabela, the tanker just burst into flames right in front of his eyes. The condition of the driver could not be immediately …

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Mpumalanga traffic cops bust for accepting bribes from motorists

Four traffic officers and two SAPS members have been arrested in Mpumalanga for allegedly taking bribes from motorists over the festive season. The officers were arrested in Komatipoort, KwaMhlanga, and Middelburg on Friday as part of an anti-corruption drive conducted by the National Anti-Corruption Unit of the Road Traffic Management Corporation in Mpumalanga. “Three of …

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Watch | Trucks blocked, keys taken in anti-foreign driver protest at Ermelo

ATDF protesters have brought Ermelo to a standstill from Friday night. They are demanding that foreign drivers resign from their jobs and the jobs be given to South Africans. Trucks have been used to block the N11 highway while those stuck in the jam had their keys forcefully taken away. There have not been any …

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Locals retrenched to pave way for foreign drivers

Durban – Some truck drivers protesting against the employment of foreign nationals in the road freight industry have complained that they were retrenched by their companies to pave way for foreign nationals. Mandla Zikhali, 48, from Empangeni near Richards Bay, on the northern KwaZulu-Natal coast, said he had been working for a transport company for …

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Magoshas thriving from the truck driver clientele on N1

Pulling up at one of the many pit stops along the N1, you are ordinarily met with rows of fuel pumps, refreshment shops and flowery family restaurants. The chances are you will not notice the group of women sitting on the upturned beer crates behind a truck pit stop on the N1 outside Colesberg. Niki, …

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Watch | Volvo Trucks and Nvidia to develop AI for driverless trucks

Stockholm – AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the US chipmaker that was ditched by Tesla last year. The agreement announced on Tuesday by Nvidia and Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truckmaker after Daimler, is a long-term partnership spanning several years. Work will …

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Foreign truck drivers warn of retaliation on SA drivers if attacks continue?

Foreign truck drivers are incensed by an article that they say is misrepresenting them in a very dangerous way. They have called it inflammatory at a time where peace seemed to have started to prevail. SA Trucker received complaints from several truck drivers from Zambia and Zimbabwe who say that the organization quoted by City …

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36 dead in 3 major crashes over the weekend

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) on Monday said it was investigating at least three major crashes which claimed 36 lives over the long weekend. In a statement, the RTMC said 24 people died on Sunday night when a minibus collided with a bus on the R81 near Maphalle Village in Limpopo. “The crash happened …

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