Road Freight Association

The Road Freight Association was established in 1975 to support its members who are, mainly, road freight service providers. It is a facilitating body that influences the state of the industry, rates, upkeep of the road infrastructure, road safety, freight security, driver interests, cross-border transport, development funding for emerging operations, education, health, the fuel price, law enforcement, labour relations and many other issues related to road freight transport.

The Association’s member companies include small and medium-sized trucking companies, including many family owned businesses, owner operators, as well as most of the largest trucking companies in South Africa. RFA members come from all sectors of the trucking industry. Reward carriers and private carriers also belong to the RFA. Furthermore, the RFA’s membership includes a significant number of “allied trades” – those companies providing goods and services to the trucking industry.


To be the voice of the road freight industry in South Africa.


  • Adding value in a sustainable and professional manner to the road freight industry.
  • Providing a collective voice for industry, thus representing the needs and interests of all road freight transport operators.
  • Pooling resources for the road freight transport industry, thus empowering members to tackle issues that they cannot handle on an individual basis.
  • Supporting the establishment and growth of small businesses.
  • Ensuring that the industry is aligned with the value system of the country.
  • Encouraging the commitment of members to core values and standards.


  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Service orientation
  • Sustainability
  • Transparency

Physical address:
Building E1 Isando Industrial Park
Hulley Road

Postal address:
P O Box 511

Tel: 011 974 4399
Fax: 011 974 4903

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