ARC - Africa Route Clearance Consultants are a CESA (Consulting Engineers of South Africa) registered firm formed out of the merger of Messrs. Bott Drennan Maud, the historical market leaders in the Super-load Route Clearance industry in South Africa, and a specialist division of the Civil and Planning Group (CPG) with offices in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.
Since the company’s launch as ARC the business has enhanced its capability and value proposition, through providing a regional footprint throughout the SADC region.
Key to ARC’s wealth of knowledge are the core team which comprise Mr. Rick Stadman, arguably the most seasoned route clearance specialist in Southern Africa, with over 34 years’ of specific Route Clearance experience in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
ARC also enjoys the historical Intellectual Property rights, working papers and the tried and trusted working methodologies created by 2 of South Africa’s singularly most qualified specialised Route Clearance Engineers namely the late Eng. Michael Bott and Eng. Brian Warren, who were the founding Members of the original Bott Drennan Maud and ARC companies respectively.
ARC also enjoy the specialised capabilities of Engineers John Goddard, Dermot Knight and Newton Madanhi with respectively 45, 41 and 39 years of highway and bridge engineering experience throughout the SADC region.
ARC offer a “One Stop Shop” service to facilitate Route Clearances through South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe, and utilise Associates for Route Clearances in Zambia, DRC and Mozambique.
Route Clearance Services are an essential requirement in support of Abnormal Load Permits which are themselves a legal requirement in terms of the South African Roads Traffic ACT. Abnormal load transporters (including the likes of Eskom Rotek Industries) are required to obtain these exemption permits prior to the transportation of abnormal loads.