Operations

The FML fleet is made up of 30 x ADR (Hazchem) specification, late model (average 2008), Euro 3/5/6 compliant Scania R400, R420 and R440 series truck tractors mated to 29 x ADR (Hazchem) specification tri-axle aluminum tankers and 1 x ADR (Hazchem) specification interlink tanker. Included in the fleet is a Jet A1 specification tanker with the necessary sample valves and related paraphernalia.


The entire fleet of tractor trucks has a full service history and is maintained to the highest standard by our in house Scania trained mechanics, by means of a preventative maintenance program. We also have a  Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Scania, which includes a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week breakdown service covering the entire SADC region. Alcohol testing is carried out regularly in line with our SHE policy. Tachographs and tracking software are installed in the vehicles to further facilitate the management of both the driver and vehicle performance.

All FML truck tractors and tankers are SANS approved (South African National Standard. Issued by STANSA - Standards South Africa, the previous SABS) and ADR compliant (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) and were specifically acquired to meet both ISO specifications as well as our contractual requirements with the likes of Sasol Oil, Puma Energy and Dalbit Energy.

To assist with the growing demand for reputable transport of fuel products, a consortium of local transporters has been formed which is headed by FML Oil. There are over 100 trucks available within the consortium for long term logistics contracts. FML provides umbrella insurance (GIT and vehicle) for the consortium and also manages all the tracking and associated reporting for the consortium. The trucks and tankers are of a similarly high specification to those of FML and many of the units in the consortium are also certified to load at all South African refineries and similar facilities.

FML drivers have all attended and passed an intensive Scania driver training course, defensive driving courses, international driving courses and Hazchem training encompassing Conveyance of Dangerous Goods, Spill Response, Fire Fighting and Prevention, Fatigue Awareness, First Aid and other Hazchem related training. Spill kits come standard on all our tankers and all our drivers are competent in their application. Our drivers all have between 15 to 20 years of individual experience in driving bulk fuel tankers within the SADC region and undergo regular medical checks and the required inoculations. This is also applicable to members of the consortium.