Dedicated freight lanes and restricted truck operating hours mooted in draft plan to shift …

January 25, 2024

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The Department of Transport (DoT) is canvasing as series of interventions focused on bring in freight back to South Africa's struggling rail system from road, which has actually become the country's freight foundation following Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) precipitous decrease in the last few years. Regardless of an enduring road-to-rail policy, the DoT reports that 87% of freight is currently being moved by truck, with volumes moved by TFR having decreased greatly from 226-million lots in 2017/18 to just 149.5-million lots in 2022/23. ....

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