In an automobile fire outbreak, there is a common erroneous belief that outbreak of fire is inevitable and in most cases cannot be salvaged. This is not true as majority of automobile fire outbreak could be avoided or controlled but only if certain simple precautions are observed, so that the damage or loss associated with fire disaster could be reduced. We discuss this and many more in our news update this month.

Have a safe and fruitful trucking week…

This Month in Haulage Report Now

Fire OutbreakUNDERSTANDING AUTOMOBILE FIRE OUTBREAK: “…Fire is the effective combination of 3 basic substances; oxygen in the air, heat and fuel as in any combustible material, resulting in the production of heat or light…”



Fire ExtinguisherFIRE EXTINGUISHER BASICS: “…active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.)…”


Chisco NOC Rio 2016CHISCO GROUP, NOC AND NLRC SET TO TAKE 10 PEOPLE TO RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES: “…The Organizations are collaborating for the sole purpose of organizing a tourism raffle promotion which will see lucky winners, emerging from three (3) regional draws, enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for 2016 Olympic Games…”

Lagos Light Rail1“WE WILL DELIVER LAGOS LIGHT RAIL IN DECEMBER 2016”—GOV. AKINWUNMI AMBODE: “…Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Thursday that the state’s light rail project would be completed by December 2016…This is coming about six years after the Blue Line rail project was awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Company…”

Lagos DriversCLAMPDOWN ON ERRANT MOTORISTS AND OKADA RIDERS IMMINENT— LAGOS STATE: “…Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying the state government would no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways …”

Tank Farm1“BUILD HOLDING BAYS OR RISK A SHUT DOWN!” AMBODE WARNS TANK FARM OWNERS: “…Any tank farm that fails to provide a holding bay after this grace period will be shut down by the state government. In addition, tank farm owners must desist from allocating pick-up papers to trucks beyond and above their daily capacity as is the case presently,” Ambode said…”

NSCDC1NSCDC DENIES DEMANDING BRIBE FROM TANKER DRIVER: “…It was learnt that officials of the Edo State Command had Friday allegedly requested an undisclosed amount of money as gratification after accusing the driver identified as Zakari of conveying illegal petroleum products…”

NSCDC Police ClashPOLICE, NSCDC MEN CLASH OVER 33,000 LITRE PETROL TANKER: “…The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ogun State command said some of its men were attacked by policemen while escorting a 33,000-litre impounded petrol tanker to their office around 7am…”

Workplace Transport Safety2WORKPLACE TRANSPORT SAFETY- PART ONE: “…Employers have a legal duty to ensure that the health and safety of their employees, contractors and members of the public are not put at risk as a result of the work they do. Employees and the self-employed also have a duty to look after their own health and safety and….”

Workplace Safety 2WORKPLACE TRANSPORT SAFETY- PART TWO: “…You should carefully consider the working environment in which a specific vehicle will be used and the suitability of that vehicle for the people using it. Consulting with those who will use it is a key part of developing a vehicle specification…”


Automotive Policy1ISSUANCE OF NEW LICENCES FOR VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PLANTS PLACED ON HOLD BY FG: “…The Federal Government on Friday said it had suspended the issuance of new licences to automobile companies applying to establish vehicle assembly plants in Nigeria…”

Aba-Azumini RoadSOUTH-SOUTH YOUTHS PROTEST OVER DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF ROADS: “You can see what we are passing through. This road has completely broken down and needs total rehabilitation. We want this road to be dualised or anything short of this will not be acceptable by us.”

Cross border transportCROSS-BORDER HAULAGE BETWEEN TWO WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES: THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS: “…It is the sound knowledge of the intricacies involved in putting the right papers together and positioning the right agents at the border points that defines the success level of haulage firms engaged in the transportation of cargoes across national borders…”

Imported Tokunbo CarsHIGH 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…”

FRSC6OYO 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…”

Road AccidentDRIVER 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 LicenceUNCLAIMED 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 …”

Port ComplexFG 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…”

FRSC5FRSC 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…”

Osun RoadsWORLD 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“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 Kills selfEXPELLED 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….”


Inspection of Moshood Abiola Int'l Airport OsunAREGBESOLA 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…”

FMCSAHOW 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…”

ZONAL COMMDR ANAMBRA FRSCFRSC 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…”

truck-okada accident sceneBUTCHER 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 …”

Delabo Ilishan accidentDIESEL 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…”

Okada Protest in AkureIGR 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…”

Jaji Train Accident3TRAIN 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 crushes vehicleTRUCK 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…”

Pipeline VandalsNSCDC 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…”

Truckmasters and Mutual Benefits48-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…”

Firstnation AircraftTRAGEDY 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…”

Oba Akran BridgeHIGHWAYBARRIER 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 CourtFRSC 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…”

IMG-20150716-00185DEATH 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…”

Lagos-Ogun AccidentIMAGES 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…”



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