Tribute to Barney Curtis - founder of FESARTA

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Thursday, 7th June 2018


It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Barney Curtis whose wisdom, courage and personal commitment created FESARTA and guided the Federation for so many years. The Trucking industry owes him a debt of gratitude for his persistent and determined contributions to improving the standards of interstate transport in the Region.

The tributes and condolences received from Dar es Salaam, Lusaka, Gaborone, Harare, and Johannesburg bear witness the breadth of his influence and the rich legacy of cooperation that he has left to the industry.

To his many friends and admirers in the world of transport Barney was a constant source of informed opinion on most aspects of regional trucking. His extensive personal business experience was reinforced by continual engagement with authorities, donors, truckers, and the cargo owners, all of whom have benefitted from his vision and influence.

His extended personal commitment in terms of time and energy to the cause of regional transport has left a rich legacy of standards and programmes for future improvement. The ultimate tribute that can be paid to Barney, will be an equal commitment to completing the work to which he devoted so much time and effort.

FESARTA offers its sincere condolences to his wife Carol and the Curtis family at their time of grieving and a grateful thanks for the massive contribution that Barney has made to our industry.


Mike Fitzmaurice

Executive Director


10 Marchant Way

Taybank, 6025

Port Elizabeth

South Africa

Tel: +27 41-360 1335

Cell: +27 73 772 4927




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