Nkosinathi Vincent Zungu
City Logistics KwaZulu-Natal
Nkosinathi started at City Logistics in 2008 as a general worker. He worked hard to obtain his EC license because of his love for trucks. In 2014, he received his EC license but still continued working as a shutter boy. In that same year, City Logistics started to use “Nhatti” as a local driver to work towards his aspirations and help him gain an understanding of reversing, different combination configurations, and customers’ requirements.
Nkosinathi has never dropped the ball! He is currently on cross-border trips and still meeting customers’ requirements while enjoying his Euro3 Mercedes RE on the open road.
Meet Nkosinathi Vincent Zungu, a 42-year-old truck driver born in Kwazulu Natal, Durban, and currently residing in Durban. Nkosinathi’s journey in the world of trucking began in 2014 when City Logistics recognized his potential and employed him as a local driver. This opportunity allowed him to develop his skills in reversing, handling different combinations, and understanding customer requirements.
Passionate about trucks, Nkosinathi thrives on long-distance driving. He treasures the independence and freedom it brings, allowing him to explore new places and environments. However, he acknowledges that not all clients are easy to deal with, making the job challenging at times.
With a decade of experience under his belt at his current company, Nkosinathi has encountered the common challenges of trucking, such as breakdowns and maintenance. He emphasizes the importance of routine inspections, timely maintenance, and being well-prepared with essential tools and spare parts. When faced with matters beyond his control, he communicates with his controllers for assistance.
Nkosinathi serves as the sole breadwinner for his family, taking care of his younger siblings. Despite his demanding job, he dedicates his weekends to spending quality time with his family.
Outside of work, he enjoys family moments and watching soccer. Although he has not been actively involved in community initiatives, he aspires to contribute to his community by inspiring the youth to pursue truck driving as a career.
While Nkosinathi hasn’t received awards, his future goals include establishing his own truck fleet organization, reflecting his ambition and dedication to the industry.
In his personal thoughts, Nkosinathi emphasizes the importance of road safety and encourages all drivers to be considerate and patient when sharing the road with trucks. He believes that passion for trucks and a love for driving are essential for those aspiring to be truck drivers.
Should Nkosinathi win #ThankYouTrucker 2023, he intends to use the prize money to finish building a house for his family, a testament to his commitment to their well-being. His story sheds light on the hard work and dedication of truck drivers who keep goods moving across the country.