Smart trucks to promote road safety


Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has launched a five year pilot project to run a 44 pallet Performance-Based Standard (PBS) trailer between Bloemfontein and Upington.

The PBS trailer is 27.9 metres long and can transport 44 pallets, compared with the conventional 30 pallet trailer. “This pilot project is part of an ongoing programme for us
to develop new ways of delivering to our customers while contributing towards managing heavy traffic in South Africa,” says CCBSA Logistics Director, Flora Jika. According to Flora, this approach uses performance-based standards, which specify the performance required by a heavy vehicle on particular routes.

CCBSA and the Department of Transport (DoT) are exploring a partnership aimed at designing, manufacturing and operating a number of projects to demonstrate the performance based standards concept, and the positive impact it could have on South Africa’s logistics industry.

As part of this partnership, CCBSA has made available mtwo of its simulator trucks to the DoT for training drivers across the country. These simulator trucks are also used by CCBSA to train its own drivers.Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa

Nnana Mamatshele
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