KZN sticks to freight load ban

2009-12-18 00:00

WHILE the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport has been ordered by the National Department of Transport to stop impounding the trucks carrying “high-cube” containers and to release all the trucks that have been impounded, it appears it has no plans to do so any time soon.

To date, Pietermaritzburg traffic officials have impounded at least 75 of the high-cube containers.

A statement released by Gavin Kelly, technical and operations manager of the Road Freight Association, quoted Zakhele Twala, the deputy director-general of Transport Regulation Accident and Incident Investigation of the National Department of Transport, as saying that although the KZN department is “following the letter of the law”, it is not acting on any directive from the national department.

The statement said Twala did not issue an instruction to KZN to implement a policy of impounding vehicles carrying high- cube containers and has not instructed it to stop issuing abnormal load permits for loads over the regulation height.

The statement noted that the National Department of Transport said KZN should immediately stop impounding vehicles that are carrying high-cube containers without abnormal load permits because no forewarning had been given to freight forwarders, consignors, consignees nor freight operators.

Bhekisisa Mncube, spokesman of the KZN Transport Department, said the department is following the law, and that it does not take directives from individuals.

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