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Maintaining a safe and risk-free fleet operation is crucial to operating a successful logistics business. Whether a truck fleet is small or large, minimizing driver risk and accident rates saves time, money, and even lives. Creating, implementing, and maintaining a thorough risk management and safety program is not only a must-do for fleets today, but is the only sure way to control liability issues. An in-depth fleet risk management and safety program considers the entire risk picture…(Get the full jists in our article on Risk Management and Safety Procedures in Fleet Operations).

Have a safe and fruitful trucking week…



This Month in Haulage Report Now



Saheed LasisiHAULAGE INDUSTRY MUST EMBRACE MERGERS AND ENFORCEMENT OF STANDARDS FOR RAPID GROWTH, SAYS SIFAX HAULAGE BOSS: “…If a rapid development must be achieved in Nigeria’s haulage industry, the General Manager, SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited, Saheed Lasisi, has declared that stakeholders must of necessity embrace mergers and strict …”



Accident @MushinTRUCK CRUSHES FOUR TO DEATH IN MUSHIN: “…No fewer than four persons were in the early hours of yesterday sent to their early grave, when a truck sped off the Agege Motor road and smashed into some vehicles packed on the roadside in the opposite direction…”



NPA AccessEXTORTION BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TERRIFY TRUCK OWNERS, DRIVERS: “…Some truck drivers operating at the Lagos ports in Lagos recently expressed deep concern over growing trend of extortion by the government agencies at the ports….”

 



Scene5DISASTER! 30 DIE AS SPEEDING TRAILER TUMBLES DOWN EXPRESSWAY: “…No fewer than 30 male passengers died in the Adeosun area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Sunday after a trailer conveying them tumbled down the road. Over 50 other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash, while two rams were killed…”



Lagos-Ibadan ExpresswayINFRASTRUCTURE BANK RESTATES COMMITMENT TO COMPLETION OF LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY: “…The Infrastructure Bank (TIB) has reassured motorists using the Lagos-Ibadan express road of speedy completion of the N167 billion road project…. additional financial commitments had been secured from the project financiers from whom the initial N50 billion was…”



DPR Seal Petrol Station1TRUCK SEIZED, 15 PETROL STATIONS SEALED BY DPR IN DELTA STATE: “…The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Warri Zonal Office on Thursday said it had impounded a truckload of petroleum over alleged diversion of products, just as it sealed 15 petrol stations over offences bordering on under-dispensing, hoarding and receiving diverted products…”

 



Governor ObianoANAMBRA TO RESTRICT TRAILER MOVEMENT ON ROADS, PLANS N2BILLION TRAILER PARKS: “…The Anambra State Government on Thursday announced its plan to restrict articulated vehicles from plying its roads between the hours of 6am and 7pm to prevent road crashes… explained that the state had earmarked N2bn to build truck parks at four sites in the state to enable it…”



Blind SpotsTHE DANGERS OF TRUCK BLIND SPOTS OR NO-ZONES: “…Often times, many motorists neglect to realize that trucks have a large blind spot on each side of the vehicle. Many drivers assume that trucks can see everyone on the road because they sit higher off the ground. This mentality can lead to dangerous accidents that may result in serious fatality…)

 



NPA AccessMARITIME TRUCK OWNERS TO REGISTER EVERY TRUCK WITH NPA FROM MARCH 1: “…The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced its readiness to commence the registration of every truck operating the Nation’s Ports with effect from the 1st of March 2016 as part of the implementation of the minimum safety standards for truck operators…”

 



NIPOST2N84BILLION ILLEGAL TRANSFERS INTERCEPTED BY NIPOST IN 2015: “…The Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST has revealed that it intercepted financial instruments worth over N83. 9 billion in foreign currencies meant for illegal transfers from January to December, 2015. The acting postmaster general of the service, Enoch Ade Ogun revealed this in his 2016 Pan African post day



Cargo VesselILLEGAL DISCHARGE BY SHIPS IN PRIVATE JETTIES: A MAJOR REVENUE LEAKAGE: “…He said further: “I do not see why the authority will close its eyes and allow the Federal Government to be losing $4.4 dollars per tonne of oil and gas cargoes not discharged at the appropriate and designated terminals…”



Fleet Outsourcing2KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE FLEET OUTSOURCING: “…Although the majority of the responsibilities for managing the fleet will be put on the logistics provider, that does not mean you’re not still critical to the supply chain process. It is up to you to make sure…”



Truck Accident Fleet SafetyRISK MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY PROCEDURES IN FLEET OPERATIONS:…Creating, implementing, and maintaining a thorough risk management and safety program is not only a must-do for fleets today, but is the only comprehensive way to control liability issues. An in-depth fleet risk management and safety program considers…”



Sharing road with truck6THE DOS AND DONTS OF SHARING ROAD WITH LONG VEHICLES: “…Pay close attention to the large vehicle’s turn signals because trucks make wide left turns; they need to swing to the right before turning left. Make sure you give enough gap and know which way the vehicle is turning by observing its turn signals…”



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…”