Road Transport Management System
As part of our commitment to the sustainability of the transport industry in South Africa, the Barloworld Transport Group has been fully accredited by the Road Transport Management System (RTMS).
RTMS is an industry-led, voluntary self-regulation scheme that encourages all stakeholders in the road logistics value chain to implement strategies that protect the road network, improve road safety and increase productivity in the transport industry.
By setting voluntary regulation standards for the heavy vehicle industry, RTMS has:
- Reduced vehicle overloading
- Prevented road damage
- Enhanced the safety of heavy vehicles on our roads
- Promoted truck drivers' health through wellness initiatives
- Improved efficiencies in various industry supply chains
- Promoted a road safety mind set within road transport companies
Performance Based System
Our Timber24 brand was the first to introduce Performance Based System (PBS) combinations, which revolutionised the local transportation of timber.
The PBS units allow for an additional nine tonnes to be carried - legally - per load, improving transport efficiencies and reducing costs. PBS trucks have since been introduced into other specialist areas of our business.
Also known as Smart Trucks, PBS vehicles provide improved stability, reduce the number of vehicle trips, require fewer trucks on the road, improve transport productivity, reduce carbon emissions and significantly reduce road wear. They are typically longer and carry heavier loads than other trucks, however still within the allowable mass per axle, and are therefore limited to travelling on certain roads.
Our Smart Trucks operate with special permits from the Department of Transport.