• Forestry leads the way in heavy transport

    Forestry leads the way in heavy transport

    The pioneering role that the South African timber industry has played in the implementation of the Road Transport Management System (RTMS), a self-regulatory programme focusing on load optimisation, driver wellness, vehicle maintenance and productivity, has paved the way for the introduction of PBS. RTMS accreditation is a pre-requisite for any transport contractor wishing to operate a PBS vehicle. Without RTMS there would be no PBS.
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New logging truck fleet boosts profitability

Pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi Forests and its contracted timber hauling firm, Timber Logistics Services (TLS), have invested in a new 15-truck fleet of specialised abnormal load logging MAN Truck & Bus Smart Trucks to replace its existing fleet.

Guided by the Road Transport Management System (RTMS), an industry-led self-regulation programme designed to ensure road safety, load optimisation and driver and vehicle fitness, the fleet will transport raw timber from Sappi Forests’ pine plantations in the Umkomaas region of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to its Saiccor mill, south of Durban.

Source: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za

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