THE IMPACT OF THE MORATORIUM ON THE REGULATION GOVERNING VEHICLE HEIGHT RESTRICTION: A SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH CUBE CONTAINER CASE

Tiffany M Adams, Leila L Goedhals-Gerber, Joubert Van Eeden

Abstract


The South African National Road Traffic Act stipulates a legal vehicle height of 4.3 metres. The standard flat deck trailer fleet used in South Africa, combined with the international standard high cube container stands at 4.5 metres, thus breaching this limit. The complexity of the transport system involves aspects of road infrastructure, transport haulage equipment, road safety, and export economies of scale, leaving this issue unresolved for a decade. A stakeholder analysis, industry survey, analytic hierarchy process method, and semi-structured interviews were conducted to determine the best outcome from a risk and financial perspective. The research outcome indicates that legislation should be adjusted.


Keywords


transport system; transport policy; high-cube containers; fruit industry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7166/31-4-2353

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