By: Abc Direct Express  11-11-2011

Dear Customers

As negotiations continue between the industries bargaining council and the unions, ABC Direct Express stays committed to doing its best to deliver. Our suppliers along the Eastern Cape & Garden route have encountered some serious challenges, and threats and intimidation are plentiful.

They reported their first vehicle stoned yesterday (Wednesday the 16th- day 4 of the strike) in East London. A minor injury was reported from a stone which was hurled through the open passenger window. Various other couriers and transport companies are experiencing the same.

Please expect delays in the following areas:


·         Deal Party

·         Struandale

·         Markman Township

·         Uitenhage


·         ELS Central

·         North End

·         Greenfields

·         All Townships

·         Wilsonia

·         Fort Jackson

·         King Williamstown

·         Butterworth / Umtata Route

·         Cofinvaba / Ncgobo Route

·         East Coast Resorts

·         Berlin

·         Bisho


·         Airport Industria

·         Epping

·         Montague Gardens


·         Barkly East / Maclear Route

·         Aliwal North Route

·         Town delays and fuel shortages

On a more positive note, areas like Grahamstown, George, Graaff Reinet and most outlying areas are not affected. There is however a delay in the overnight vehicles reaching these destinations.

Thank you for all your continued support and understanding.

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Until the strike is over we remain unable to guarantee our deliveries to any area but ensure that we are doing our utmost to be on time for you.