Presentation on theme: "Gauteng Provincial Freight Summit Introduction to the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) (Operating Standards for the Heavy Vehicle Industry) 20 October."— Presentation transcript:
Gauteng Provincial Freight Summit Introduction to the Road Transport Management System (RTMS) (Operating Standards for the Heavy Vehicle Industry) 20 October 2014 Prasanth Mohan (Director: Road Infrastructure) 1
2 SA Road Network (Extent, Condition and Traffic Statistics & Accident Data) Supporting Strategies for RTMS (Self Regulation) Road Infrastructure Strategic Framework for South Africa (RISFSA) Road Freight Strategy National Overload Control Strategy Implementation of outstanding Legislation Self Regulation Benefits Political Support Publication of RTMS Standards Launch of RTMS Standards Recommendations
National Roads Secondary Roads Tertiary Roads Main Road Categories in South Africa Status Quo of roads Weighbridges
4 AuthorityPavedGravelTotal SANRAL19,7040 Provinces44,942136,640181,582 Metros51,68214,46166,143 Municipalities37,691302,158339,849 Total153,719453,259606,978 *Un-Proclaimed (Estimate) 140,000 Estimated Total153,719*593,259*746,978* SANRAL Networked further expanded and Latest RAMS data not taken into account
Strategic Issues Facing the Sector Age of road network in relation to typical design lifespan ( 20 years); Extent of road network condition in poor to very poor condition; Exponential increase in vehicle traffic, especially freight traffic - increases maintenance requirements & the need to upgrade roads; Lack of investments / inadequate funding - for period maintenance has resulted in a rapid deterioration of the road network the current maintenance effort at current funding levels is inadequate to address maintenance backlog; Lack of road condition data and maintenance of a Road Asset Management System (RAMS) - affects project prioritisation by Road Authorities; Implementation of a Road Classification System - especially at municipal level; Proclamation of roads - especially rural access roads; Technical Skills - to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects and to report on existing road infrastructure investments. 5
Road Freight Challenges in South Africa Construction, Maintenance & Rehabilitation RoadInfrastructure FREIGHT TASK Increasing Road/Rail Debate Global Competitiveness Road Infrastructure Deterioration Vehicle Maintenance Vehicle Maintenance Unfair Competition TransportEfficiency NationalEconomy TrafficCongestion DriverHealth DriverFatigue Driver Wellness Law Enforcement Vehicle Overloading Road Safety DriverTraining
Paved national and provincial roads, passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles for transport of goods 0 100 200 300 400 500 1940195019601970198019902000 Index (1970 = 100) Paved roadsPassenger vehiclesGoods vehicles Growth in Freight
Road Freight Strategy for South Africa Final draft ( 26 November 2010)
Deals with numerous issues including: ◦ Definition of a traffic warden ◦ Amendments regarding driving licenses ◦ Speeding and license suspensions ◦ Certain drivers may exceed the speed limit ◦ Reporting of accidents (by drivers and RTMC) ◦ Definition of a haulage tractor ◦ Principal approval for Abnormal Load vehicles National Road Traffic Amendment Act (No. 64 of 2008)
National Road Traffic Amendment Act Section 74A (Act or omission) 74A. (1) Whenever any manager, agent or employee of a consignor or consignee, as the case may be, does or fails to do anything which, if the consignor or consignee had done or failed to do it, would have constituted an offence in terms of this Act, the consignor or consignee, as the case may be, shall be regarded to have committed the act or omission personally in the absence of evidence indicating — (a) that he or she did not connive at or permit such act or omission; (b)that he or she took all reasonable measures to prevent such act or omission; and (c)that such act or omission did not fall within the scope of the authority of or in the course of the employment of such manager, agent or employee, be deemed to have committed or omitted that act and be liable to be convicted and sentenced in respect thereof.
National Road Traffic Amendment Act Section 74A (Act or omission) 74A. (2) In the circumstances contemplated in subsection (1) the conviction of the consignor or consignee shall not absolve the manager, agent or employee in question from liability or criminal prosecution
National Road Traffic Amendment Act Section 74B (Proof of certain facts) (1)In any prosecution under this Act, a goods declaration or any other document relating to the load of a vehicle and confiscated from such vehicle shall be proof of the matters stated in such document unless credible evidence to the contrary is adduced. (2)A copy of or extract from any document referred to in subsection (1), and certified as a true copy or extract by the officer in whose custody the original document is, shall, unless credible evidence to the contrary is adduced, be admissible as evidence and be proof of the truth of all matters stated in such document without the requirement of having to produce the original document from or of which such extract or copy was made.
National Road Traffic Amendment Act Section 74A (Act or omission) In Progress / Outstanding Minister of Transport to Road Traffic Publish Regulations required for Law Enforcement and Prosecution purposes.
The NOCS identified heavy vehicle self regulation by industry as a strategic intervention to regulate overloading through partnership with the private sector. A project (Load Accredited Program –LAP) has successfully been piloted in the timber industry through a partnership involving the Forestry Association of SA, Road Federation Association, National Productivity Institute, CSIR, various industry representatives (manufacturers, haulers) and the Department of Transport. The Department of Transport provided seed funding in 2004/5 and industry was requested sustain the project. Project evolved into Road Transport Management System (RTMS) to focus on other problem areas; The DoT commissioned the SABS to develop RTMS National Standards; The RTMS Standards shall serve to assist Consignees/Consignors/Operators The DoT provided financial support in the form of RTMS Awareness Workshops; Industry has continued with additional works (35 workshops complete) SABS now ready to publish the RTMS National Standards Self Regulation
RTMS is an industry–led, government-supported / recognised, voluntary, self- regulation scheme that encourages consignees, consignors & road transport operators to implement a management system (a set of standards) with outcomes that contribute to preserving road infrastructure, improving road safety & increasing productivity. Key focus areas are: ◦ load optimisation ◦ driver wellness ◦ vehicle maintenance ◦ productivity
Road Authorities Prepare and equip industry to comply with the legislation; Improved road safety; Focused law enforcement (Problem areas); Reduced rate of road network deterioration caused by overloaded vehicles; As SADAC Road Safety Champion, the Minister expected to support / promote safety interventions. Transport operators, consignors/consignees Increased productivity through the adoption of good management practices e.g. reduced vehicle maintenance costs, reduced accidents; Improved efficiency for participants by reducing the impact of conventional regulatory enforcement e.g. delays at weighbridges and road blocks; Improvement in driver well-being and performance; Promotion of fair competition; Toolkit to comply with legislation Reduced insurance costs / Access to finance !!!