CONGRATULATIONS

Nimrod Maseko

FOR BEING VOTED SA’s

BEST TRUCK DRIVER!

Nimrod Maseko

Maphanga Logistics in Mpumalanga

2ND PLACE

Matthew Moonsamy

Imperial Contract Logistics in KZN

3RD PLACE

Audrey Chiloane

Zosi Group (PTY) LTD in Gauteng

Some of the feel-good entries we`ve received for the #ThankYou Trucker competition:

Ayanda Mvelase

Not many little girls dream of becoming a truck driver But for Ayanda Mvelase—trucker and mother to 8-year-old Lizeka,
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Philemon Magubane

Philemon is polite, helpful and dedicated to his job. He has proven to be an inspiration to other aspiring truckers and is a highly respected individual…
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Sandeep Juggernauth

Sandeep is a dedicated, honest, reliable and brave member of the Breeze Shipping family. He is always there to assist others and works extremely hard to get the job done…
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Ayanda Mvelase

Not many little girls dream of becoming a truck driver But for Ayanda Mvelase—trucker and mother to 8-year-old Lizeka, becoming a truck driver was really all she ever wanted to be as far back as she can remember. Two years into her studies to qualify as a social worker she overheard a group of men talking about an opportunity to be a trucker through a learnership program. With as much tenacity and confidence that she could muster Ayanda managed to convince the learnership management team to allow her to join the Learnership program.
Besides being a mother and partner, trucking remains her first love. Being inside the cab inspires her; meeting new people, seeing different cultures and hearing new languages is the best part of her job.

Being a woman behind the wheel brings its own challenges but Ayanda has embodied the essence of good driving, with perfect scores in speed, harsh braking, over revving and excessive idling. She has scored an average of 98.04 % on our Driver Behavioural Scorecard.

Ayanda positively shines, she truly embodies the values of Crossroads wholeheartedly.

We are extremely proud to nominate Ayanda Mvelase as one of Crossroads` top drivers for Iveco’s #ThankYouTrucker competition asshe exemplifies Crossroads’ values of trust, respect, excellence, and ethics.

POPI Act

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(“POPI ACT”)

Dear RFA Member,

  1. The personal information which is processed by The Road Freight Association (“RFA”) in the course of your membership and your engagement of the RFA’s services fall within the ambit of the POPI Act.
  2. The purpose of this document is to obtain your consent to process your personal information.
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  4. You also confirm that you understand that by failing and/or refusing to provide consent to the RFA, that the RFA will not be able to fulfil its obligations towards you or continue with the membership and service relationship, depending on the nature of the information to which you object, unless you grant your consent to process your personal information.
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Audrey Chiloane

In an industry dominated by men, Ms. Audrey Chiloane has always had her ways of standing out. This ranges from her exceptional driving skills as a Super-Link truck driver, her random acts of kindness to those in need and finally her 4 year long clear track record. She is currently dedicated to the Mozambique and Botswana route, and always ready to show her colleagues that she runs the team. Do not be mistaken by her petite body and soft voice as Audrey is always ready to deliver your loads Fast, & safe while saving the company thousands of Rands monthly thanks to her outstanding score on the Scania Fuel consumption score chart. She never stops defying the odds,

She never gives up!

Matthew Moonsamy

Matthew Moonsamy started in driving for Tongaat Hullets in 1987, as a code 14 double diff driver, with many name changes he stuck with the company, who was eventually became TFD network Africa, who was then taken over by Imperial and now known as ICL (Imperial contract logistics)During Matthews early days, he used to drive, do stock counts and even assist with the checking of goods, over the years Matthew has evolved from a double diff driver to a super link driver, his attention to detail and his TAT has made him stand out.

Matthew was tasked with the test driving of our learner drivers and new take on, he would come in on a weekend to complete vehicle checks, at the moment he completes anything between 3 to 5 trips/loads in a day, hence reducing operating costs. he starts early hours of the morning to ensure he completes his first stop before 06:00

During 2020 when our depot was hit hard with covid cases, Matthew was tasked to report for duty early hours of Monday mornings, to issue out vehicle keys and and take control over the early country departures and he managed this added duty with no complaints and seeking no additional recognition.

With the experience Matthew has gained, he also assist us with the review of the planning has he provides us with an oversight of the issues experienced in today roads. Matthews journey is now coming to an end after 34 years of driving, in August 2021 Matthew will be 65 years old and will retire, so we would like to wish him all the best in his future plans and may he enjoy his time at home with his family and his 6 grandchildren.

Nimrod Maseko

The nominated driver is the eldest amongst the group of truck drivers in our employ. Firstly he is illiterate, however he always strives to fulfil all daily compliance requirements like completing his daily trip-sheet, his pre-inspection sheets and all related paperwork without fail. When presentations are conducted regarding safety standard operating procedures, he always obeys all the given rules & regulations and he always reports any defects of the truck which may easily cause road accidents or near misses. Above all, when his truck has a breakdown on site; he willingly jumps into his mechanical mode to help the mechanics with the diagnosis or repair that may be necessary. He is a man who always shows high regard for management and also motivates his fellow colleagues at sites to check their paper work for underloads/overloads. He is an asset that makes logistics such a seamless function within the supply chain. During the year 2021, he has already been selected as the driver of the month twice on a set criteria which he excelled in. He is an employee who always makes even his fellow colleagues to understand the essence of time and punctuality at work because he says that he understands that his salary is only generated “when wheels are turning” and he therefore feels proud at the end of each month when the company pays him and he is able to do what any father would want to do for his family.

Sandeep Juggernauth

An excellent platform to appreciate my driver standing with me in this pic and me having a burnt hand as well. I was at peace and could heal my hand knowing I have someone to drive and run the operations in Durban. Sandeep is dedicated to me , the company and the other driver. He works all odd hours and early hours of the morning. If he is not driving and if the other driver has a breakdown, he is there at the truck within minutes to help. Sandeep was off 2 weeks ago and I had a spare driver assist. This man was unfortunately caught by the ATDF who are chasing away foreign drivers. They beat that driver and chased him. They held my truck and keys hostage and asked me to send a South African driver to collect the truck and keys. I had to call Sandeep and ask him to go. He put aside his fears and went there to collect the truck before they damaged it and burn it. This was near the port. Everyone needs a job in this Covid times. It’s about humanity . Sandeep is always dedicated, honest and reliable. Thank you for your dedication, Sandeep!

Philemon Magubane

Philemon is polite, helpful and dedicated to his job. He has proven to be an inspiration to other aspiring truckers and is a highly respected individual.
West End Trucking are delighted to support this initiative of acknowledging the individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly at times against all odds to ensure that goods are delivered timeously around the country.

Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions and How to Enter

About the Competition

  • The #ThankYouTrucker competition runs from 1 May 2021 to 31 July 2021.
  • The closing date for entries is midnight on 5 July 2021.
  • Entry forms for the competition will only be accepted from 1 May 2021 to Monday 5 July 2021. Any entries received after 5 July 2021 will not be considered.
  • The campaign, an initiative by Iveco SA & The Road Freight Association, is looking for the most extraordinary freight driver, a remarkable individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty. This driver is helpful, trustworthy, dependable, caring and passionate about his/her career as a freight driver.
  • The measurement for determining the most extraordinary freight driver will be drawn up by the Competition Committee.
  • Entries must be submitted online at thankyoutrucker.co.za
  • Finalists will be short-listed during Week 10 (by Friday 9 July) of the competition.
  • The public will be able to vote for their favourite driver during Weeks 11 and 12 (11 July to 24 July 2021).
  • The Committee shortlisting the candidates will comprise representatives from an RFA Interest Group, IVECO SA and Initiative Media.
  • The industry will vote for the winner via the competition website – www.thankyoutrucker.co.za
  • Some drivers may be profiled by the RFA and IVECO SA on their websites, social media platforms, the broader media and using other communication tools.
  • Only one entry per driver can be submitted. A fleet owner can however enter as many drivers as he/she wishes.

Eligibility

  • Only South African drivers in the road freight industry in South Africa can be nominated.
  • Only company owners, operations managers, direct line manAgers or fleet managers may nominate/enter a driver.
  • The driver participants must be permanently employed by the fleet owner and must remain in their employ for the duration of the Competition and up until the winners are announced. Termination of employment for any reason whatsoever could result in the driver being disqualified from the competition.
  • Participants (both the drivers and fleet owners) must be 18 (eighteen years) or older and have:
    • a valid South African identity document.
    • a valid driver’s licence.
    • valid permit/s to drive the freight vehicle/s.
  • Directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants for IVECO SA or the Road Freight Association may not participate.
  • Drivers’ documentation will be audited and verified should the driver be short-listed for the prize.
  • It is the responsibility of the fleet owner to obtain the driver’s consent, before entering him/her into the competition. Should the driver not wish to be part of the competition, the entry will be disqualified.

Prizes

  • The overall winner will receive R50 000 (fifty thousand Rand) in his/her personal capacity and for his/her own use.
  • The first runner-up will receive R10 000 (ten thousand Rand) each, in their personal capacity and for their own use.
  • The second runner-up will receive R5 000 (five thousand Rand) each, in their personal capacity and for their own use.
  • The prizes are not transferrable.

Consumer Protection and Data Privacy

  • By entering the competition, the participant acknowledges that personal information about him/herself, and the motivation by the Fleet Owner will be shared with the Promoter and their agents to the extent necessary to conduct the Competition, determine the winners and for prizes to be delivered to prize winners. Please see consent box below. This information may also be shared in the media and on the RFA’s and IVECO SA’s communication platforms.

General

  • By entering this Competition, all Participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • The judges’ decision regarding determination of the winners and any issue with the Competition will be final and binding and no appeals or correspondence will be entered into.
  • Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be eligible to be entered into the Competition.
  • The prizes are not transferable or negotiable.
  • The RFA and IVECO SA will not be liable for any loss suffered as a result of incomplete or incorrect information provided.
  • When claiming the prize, the RFA and IVECO SA reserve the right to request the winners to provide within 10 (ten) working days of date of being notified of their prize, positive identification (including a valid identity document or passport) and proof of driver’s licence and permits valid during the period of the Competition, failing which they may be disqualified and forfeit their prize.
  • The RFA and IVECO SA reserve the right to shorten, extend or suspend the time period of the Competition, or terminate the Competition whenever it should so choose.
  • The Competition, its prizes, and terms and conditions may be amended by the RFA and IVECO SA, at any time during the Competition.
  • The Participant indemnifies, releases and agrees to hold harmless the RFA and IVECO SA, their associates, holding and subsidiary companies, and its directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees and successors, and assigns from any and all claims or liability arising from participating in the Competition, any Competition-related activity and/or acceptance, receipt, possession or use/misuse of any prize.
  • The laws of the Republic of South Africa shall govern these Competition terms and conditions and the courts of South Africa shall have exclusive jurisdiction.