There's clearly a need to improve safety across South Africa's logistics fleets. Logistics-type vehicles are disproportionately involved in fatal crashes.
According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RMTC), light-load vehicles are 1.8% overrepresented in terms of their relation to the total number of vehicles on the road. The figures for heavy passenger vehicles (6.9%) and heavy-load vehicles (5.4%) are equally perturbing. Statistics from 2019 show that road accidents cost the national economy an estimated R170.6bn.