Collaboration between all stakeholders in the road freight industry is critical to improving South Africa’s poor road safety record, certification body JC Auditors CEO Oliver Naidoo said at the 2023 Road Freight SME Summit in Johannesburg on October 20. “We have to collaborate. We have to work together in addressing the problems on our roads – government, big corporates and small operators alike. We’ve got to take collective responsibility. Sadly, currently, the roads belong to everybody, and no-one takes accountability. ‘It’s not my problem. It’s a public road.’ We’ve got to address that kind of attitude, if we are to improve,” he said.