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WHO WE ARE
RDM Road Solutions (Pty) Ltd, trading as RDM Logistics was established in 2009, with the specific goal of entering the cross border logistics market from South Africa to Zimbabwe and Zambia.
RDM entered the market in 2009 with 10 Freightliner Argossy’s, all with 1.2 meter sided superlinks, capable of conveying 35 ton payloads. The selection of 1.2 meter sided superlinks was seen as giving the company the advantage of flexibility in loading. RDM trailers are capable of conveying bulk, breakbulk and palletised cargo.
The company’s objective from the outset was to provide its customers with service excellence, and strong communication backed up by sound paperwork. In a nutshell, “unswerving service”. We understand that the needs of various customers often differ and consequently provide a personalized service approach to every client. We offer bespoke services that best suit your business and surpass our competitors.
Today, RDM has a fleet of 46 trucks comprising of 44 Mercedes Actros’ and 2 Volvo FH480 Globetrotters, all with the same trailer configurations.
RDM works tirelessly and with conviction to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements and expectations.
Reliability. Tenacity. Diligence. Service.
These are all key values at RDM logistics, a tight-knit, dynamic transport business who's attention to detail and unswerving service are unsurpassed in the transport world. RDM employs environmentally friendly practices, and offers a variety of services to ensure a smooth ride for all. Below are a few reasons to take a ride with RDM:
Fuel Monitoring: In an effort to reduce fuel consumption and the resultant negative emission impact on the environment, two technicians are employed full time to download relevant data at the completion of every trip. In doing so we collect essential data including driver style, speeds, gear changing habits and more. This is all analysed and shared with the driver, resulting in clever, cleaner operating, minimizing fuel consumption and keeping costs low.
Drivers: All of our drivers are Zimbabwean Nationals whose productivity levels are extremely high, without compromising safety standards. All drivers are given training when they join the company as well as constant refresher courses. Our drivers are not part of any union and therefore we have never been subjected to any strike action.
Dependability: RDM Logistics has a proud history of dependable and efficient service. We only commit to our customers the volume of vehicles that we are confident we can supply on a weekly basis. Our dependability is major factor in our success.
Transit Times: We believe our transit times to be extremely efficient. Our transit times from Johannesburg to Harare range from 25 to 48 hours and Johannesburg to Lusaka ranges from 72 to 96 hours
Border Clearance: RDM Logistics has its own clearing company, RDM Clearing based at Beit Bridge and Groblersbrug. Working together with our clearing agency we ensure that all documentation is in place and pre-cleared in an effort to eradicate unnecessary delays at border posts.
Paperwork: RDM Logistics is familiar with all paperwork required before a POD and invoice is raised to the customer.
Communication: Our vehicles are tracked and monitored 24/7 via the ICAB camera tracking system. Tracking updates are emailed to all customers twice daily, before 08:00am and an afternoon update at 16:00pm. In addition to the tracking reports we give our clients access to our live tracking platform where they are able to view trucks under load with their loads at any time of the day or night.
ICAB 2000 enhanced security system: The ICAB 2000 device is an onboard system that automates warnings and emergency indicators that set in motion a sequence of response measures. This device is installed in each of our trucks, with constant video surveillance, driver communication and a vast array of security features.