FTW Pick: RFA targets unscrupulous municipalities over extortion

RFA CEO Gavin Kelly addressing delegates at the RFA conference in Eswatini last week.

The Road Freight Association (RFA) has vowed to continue its battle against smaller municipalities in South Africa who are extorting revenue from trucking companies for illegal escorts.

RFA CEO Gavin Kelly said that while massive inroads had been made in several towns, it was concerning that truckers were unscrupulously targeted to increase municipal coffers. Speaking at the annual RFA conference held in Swaziland last week, Kelly said illegal municipal escorts of abnormal loads posed the biggest risk, and three MECs from various provinces had been put on terms.

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