Now that the Ramadan Season has come to an end with the Eid Ul-Fitr celebration today, it is our hope and prayer that we will allow all the virtues and spiritual rejuvenation cultivated during the Ramadan remain with us for a long time to come.
While the Ramadan was on, we served you a whole lot of news worthy items. We however would wish that we spend considerable time reflecting on the various policy statements emanating from the Federal Road Safety Commission and likewise the several amendments to operational modules that several stakeholders and professional association are advocating for all in a collaborative bid to stem the tide of increasing incidents of truck, trailer and tanker crashes on our roads in recent time.
We also spent considerable time talking about the relevance of job description for the haulage and logistics industry even as we provided some templates for various fleet management related jobs. You may want to take a critical look at all these.
We wish you a Happy Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration and a most fulfilling trucking experience this month!
This Month in Haulage Report Now
HIGH IMPORT TARIFF TAKES ITS TOLL: CAR IMPORTS DROP BY 70%: “…Investigations at the Lagos ports and dealers’ showrooms on Wednesday revealed that vehicle imports had dropped by about 70 per cent just as sales had tumbled by over 60 per cent…”
OYO STATE RECORDED 107 DEATHS IN FOUR MONTHS ─ FRSC: “…The Oyo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps said it recorded 107 deaths in 137 road accidents within the first quarter of 2015. The Sector Commander, Mr. Yusuf Salami, added that 688 persons sustained injuries within the period…”
DRIVER AND PASSENGER DIE AS PICK-UP VAN CRASHES INTO STATIONARY TRUCK: “…The driver of a pick-up and his passenger died on Tuesday after the vehicle, which was conveying bags of ginger, rammed into a stationary truck in the Onipanu area of the Ikorodu Road, Lagos State…”
UNCLAIMED DRIVERS’ LICENCES STANDS AT 46,404 – LASG: “…The Lagos State Government Wednesday disclosed that about 46,404 drivers’ licences was left unclaimed in the state, thereby calling on applicants who had been captured to come for the collection …”
FG MAY REVIEW PORT CONCESSION AGREEMENTS – SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL: “…The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr. Hassan Bello, has hinted about plans to review the concession agreements between the Federal Government and port terminal operators…”
FRSC COMMENCES ‘OPERATION SCORPION’ TO ADDRESS TRAILER/TANKER ACCIDENTS: “…The Federal Road Safety Corps on Monday commenced an operation on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to ensure that trucks, trailers and tanker drivers complied with traffic rules. The operation, tagged, Operation Scorpion, started at different…”
WORLD BANK APPLAUDS OSUN’S RURAL ACCESS ROAD PROJECT: “…Officials of the World Bank have expressed satisfaction with the construction of 224.62 kilometres of rural roads in Osun State by the Rural Access and Mobility Project. The ORAMP, a six-year World Bank and French Development Agency assisted project in collaboration with the Osun State Government…”
“ABUJA RAIL PROJECT NOW 67% COMPLETED” – FCTA: “…The Federal Capital City Administration (FCTA) has said that in order to redress the traffic problems in and around Abuja, it has redoubled efforts to actualise the ongoing multi-billion Naira Abuja Light Rail Project, which is 67 percent…”
EXPELLED MEDICAL STUDENT KILLS SELF, ONE OTHER IN AUTO CRASH: “…A final year medical student of the Benue State University, BSU, Nicholas Idoko, apparently killed himself, yesterday, in a motor accident after being expelled….”
AREGBESOLA PROMISES TO DEVELOP AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AIRPORT: “…Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has said that the proposed airport at Ido-Osun in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state will be developed to aircraft maintenance hub in the country…”
HOW IT’S DONE ELSEWHERE: THE IMMINENT HAZARD RULE OF THE UNITED STATES’ FMCSA: “…Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of the United States of America defines Imminent Hazard as “the existence of a condition that presents a substantial likelihood that death, serious illness, severe personal injury…”
FRSC AND ANAMBRA STATE TO COLLABORATE ON STRICT TRAFFIC RULES ENFORCEMENT: “…The Federal Road Safety Corps and the Anambra State Government have agreed to work together to ensure maximum safety on the road. This follows a recent fuel tanker accident that in the state that claimed several lives…”
BUTCHER FELL FROM AN OKADA, CRUSHED BY TRUCK IN ADO-EKITI: “…An eyewitness said the driver of a commercial motorcycle, otherwise known as Okada, conveying the butcher lost control while trying to overtake the truck. The skull of the victim was completely shattered …”
DIESEL TANKER AND PATHFINDER JEEP COLLIDE AT SAGAMU-BENIN EXPRESSWAY, MANY PEOPLE RUSHED TO SCOOP DIESEL (PHOTOS): “…According to reports, a diesel tanker coming from Sagamu was said to have lost control, smashed through the embankment and crossed to the other side of the road where an oncoming Nissan pathfinder SUV…”
IGR PALAVA: OKADA RIDERS PROTEST SHARP INCREASE IN PRICE OF NUMBER PLATES IN AKURE: “…The City of Akure, Ondo State was practically grounded to a halt on Thursday when the motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada took to the street in protest of the sharp unilateral increase of the cost of acquiring commercial number plates…”
TRAIN DERAILS IN JAJI, KADUNA STATE: “…A train this afternoon was involved in an accident in Jaji, Kaduna. Information on the accident is still very sketchy. Thankfully enough however, no casualty was recorded…”
TRUCK DRIVER IN LAGOS COURT FOR DEATH OF POLICEMAN AND BROTHER: “…According to reports, the victims were passing through the Palm Avenue area, Mushin, in a Toyota Camry when the truck, with number plate, Lagos JJJ 809 XD, reportedly rammed into them…It was gathered that Jeffrey, a spy policeman, died on the spot, while King gave up the ghost two weeks after…”
NSCDC INTERCEPTS TRUCKLOADS OF STOLEN CRUDE OIL AND ARMOURED NITEL CABLES, PARADE 10 SUSPECTS IN IMO STATE: “…The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Imo State Command has arrested seven suspects alleged to be involved in illegal sales and adulteration of stolen crude oil, as well as three suspects who are into vandalism and selling…”
48-HOUR CAR FINANCING SCHEME INTRODUCED BY MUTUAL BENEFITS AND TRUCKMASTERS: “…A new finance scheme for the purchase of new cars that will be concluded in two days has been introduced in Nigeria, courtesy of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc and Truckmasters Nigeria Limited…”
TRAGEDY AVERTED AS TWO FIRSTNATION AIRCRAFTS COLLIDE AT LAGOS AIRPORT: FIRSTNATION BLAMES FAAN: “…Tragedy was averted, for the second time in less than 2 weeks, on Friday at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) in Lagos following a ground collision of two aircraft belonging to FirstNation Airways…”
HIGHWAYBARRIER MEANT FOR HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS KILLS POLICEMAN IN A MOVING PATROL VEHICLE: “…Tragedy occurred on Sallah day in Bauchi when a policeman on special duty knocked his head against a barrier meant to restrict heavy trucks from plying a road, and died.
FRSC MOBILE COURT CONVICTS 29 TRAFFIC OFFENDERS: “…The Federal Road Safety Commission Mobile Court at Kakau Unit of the Kaduna Sector Command on Friday convicted 29 motorists for various traffic offences and discharged six others…”
DEATH TRAP ON OJOTA ROAD: THE PRELUDE TO MANY ROAD MISHAPS! (PICTURES): “…Our crew stumbled on this ‘disaster-waiting-to-happen’ on the Ojota ‘Odoalaro’ bridge linking Maryland, Lagos at about 1pm today! We broadcasted this live as it was happening on our facebook page. Every effort made by us…”
IMAGES FROM A SENSELESS ACCIDENT AT LAGOS-OGUN BORDER TOWN: “…Yet another accident involving a container-bearing truck and a pick-up van happened early this morning along the Lagos-Ogun border…”