Road Freight

Road Freight Subsector

The road freight industry involves the movement of freight:

  • Into and out of airports;
  • Into and out of rail yards;
  • Into and out of ports;
  • Into and out of warehouses and distribution centres; and
  • From pipeline depots to petrol stations.

Road freight links all modes of transport and completes the integration of the freight logistics supply chain. Road freight subsector handles on average 80% of the total freight moved around South Africa each year.

Key players in the sector are:

  • Dry bulk transport carriers,
  • Hazardous chemicals carriers
  • Retail fleets [Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)]
  • Furniture removal companies
  •  Courier companies
  • Waste Management

Scarce Skills

  • Truck Driver (General)
  • Delivery Driver
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Dispatching and Receiving Clerk/Officer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Supply and Distribution Manager
  • Sales Representative (Business Services)

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