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Transport Operator

Every year, new laws and regulations are introduced that have a direct impact on the bottom line of your business. You can depend on the RTE Transport Operator on-line service to keep up with new rules, sort through the complex regulations and tackle education, training and compliance with the law.

Reliable and user friendly, it is like having your own in-house legal advisor, driver trainer and fleet manager rolled into one. It gives clear and extensive guidance in your role as a transport operator, interpreting legislation and providing all the expert information and advice you need giving you peace of mind, saving you time and money while allowing you to concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business.

Having accumulated 35 years of expertise specialising in road transport publishing, Foresight Publications has used this mass of knowledge to develop this online publication filling a growing need for practical and usable information. Specifically designed for road transport operation in South Africa, it contains a gold mine of easily accessible material.


Contents include the following:

  • Cargo - information concerning abnormal loads, animals in transit, foodstuffs, correct loading, intermodal containers, load distribution and loose bulk loads
  • Driver Management - everything you need to know about controlling drivers, daily vehicle check, driver health and safety, driving skills, hijacking and theft and the K53 driving test.
  • Employment - deals with absenteeism and leave, contracts of employment, discrimination, recruitment and selection and includes guidance on the bargaining council agreements applicable to the road freight industry.
  • Licences - covers driving licences, operator registration and vehicle licences.
  • Traffic - enables complete understanding of the rules of the road, covers speed limits and traps in detail and as well toll roads in South Africa.
  • Vehicles - gives information on braking requirements, vehicle dimensions and mass, vehicle equipment, lighting requirements, vehicle marking, maintenance and roadworthy requirements.

Thoroughly searchable

The site is completely searchable and appropriately subject sensitive.

Links and pop-ups

It is extensively cross-referenced, throughout with useful links to pop-ups containing relevant additional information and legal references appropriately displayed.

Downloads

There is document library which includes a host of appropriate ready-to-use downloadable sample letters, charts and forms as well as other information. Also included is a set of Theory Test Papers for Drivers of Heavy Vehicles.

Includes a Law Library

As if this were not enough, this online service comprises a law library which features the complete and up-to-date National Road Traffic Act and Regulations with guidance notes and extensive commentary. This is also available separately (see below).

Also Included in the law library is:

  • The AARTO Act
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • The Compulsory Specifications for all classes of motor vehicles and trailers
  • The Merchant Shipping (Safe Containers Convention) Act
  • The National Bargaining Council for Road Freight and Logistics Industry Agreements, complete and up-to-date.
  • The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • The Prosecution Guidelines for traffic light violations, speeding and overloading infringements, use of breathalysers and warrants of arrest for traffic offences.

On-line help and support

Users also have exclusive access to the RTE Transport Operator Online Helpdesk, where further assistance and advice is readily available just by clicking "Contact Us" at the top right corner of the screen.

Price: Only R1 995,00 (incl VAT) for 12 months.


National Road Traffic Act and Regulations

The RTE NRT Act & Regulations - Potholes n' All is also available, separately, as an on line service, with full references to amendments and comprehensive guidance notes. This includes all the schedules, government notices, including the the K53 driving test volumes 1 to 4, forms and road signs in colour.

Price: Only R456,00 (incl VAT) for 12 months.