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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



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…”

 

 



Substandard fuel tanker leaking fuel in transitSUBSTANDARD TRUCKS AND TANKERS TO BE BARRED FROM LOADING AT DEPOTS AS FROM SEPT 1, 2015 —- FRSC: “…many petroleum tankers in Nigeria lack safety valves and as a result are prone to spill petroleum products whenever the tankers fall or overturn, resulting in loss of lives and property…about 90 per cent of the petroleum tankers and trucks on the road are over-aged and needed to be replaced…”



Peugeot Automobile Nigeria1PATRONAGE FOR PAN NIGERIA RECEIVES A BOOST AS KANO PROMISES SUPPORT: “…More state governments’ patronage may be coming the way of Pan Nigeria Limited as the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has promised to assist the Kaduna-based auto company …”



FRSC RTSSS RSRTTFRSC NOT IMPRESSED WITH FLEET OPERATORS’ RESPONSE TO SAFETY STANDARDISATION SCHEME: “…For instance, the corps said on Tuesday that only 15 of the 42 registered fleet operators in the Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State passed the 2014/2015 RTSS test…”



ABC Sprinter1ABC TRANSPORT EXPLORES NEW SPRINTER ROUTES: “…This service, it said, had been designed for passengers who would like to travel light, with little or no luggage, adding that the ABC Sprinter would run as a direct passenger service with daily departure schedules…”



Tractor Massey Ferguson1STERLING BANK FINANCES MULTIMILLION NAIRA TRACTORS: “…Sterling Bank Plc says it has financed the purchase of tractors for members of the Tractors Owners and Hiring Facilities Association of Nigeria to the tune …”

 



Mitsubishi L200CFAO ROLLS OUT NEW-GENERATION MITSUBISHI L200 PICKUP: “…The all-new L200 also delivers quietness and ride comfort on a par with a passenger car, thanks to a new engine, optimisation of the suspension, the strategic placement of sound insulation, absorption and vibration …”



Girl's leg crushed1GIRL’S LEGS CRUSHED BY TIPPER IN A MOST HORRIFIC ACCIDENT: “…Eye-witness account have it that the tipper while trying to evade a head-on collision with a Bank’s bullion van and police escort vehicle driving recklessly against traffic, lost control and ran into the lady that was standing by the side of the road…”

 

 

 

 



Mushin Truck Accident2CEMENT-CARRYING TRUCK CRASHES INTO SHOPS AT MUSHIN (PICTURES): “…Many traders cheated death by the whiskers this afternoon in what could have been another major disaster involving a truck. A 30ton flat-bed trailer fully loaded with bags of cement was reported to have lost control and rammed into several shops …”



Awka Accident1BLOODY TRUCK ACCIDENT KILLS MAN, WIFE AND FIRST SON IN AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE (PICTURES): “…According to eyewitnesses, the couple stopped to refill their car at a filling station at Agu Awka around 2pm, when a trailer on top speed rammed into their car on their way out of the fuel station…”



Fleet 3rd party claim officerJOB DESCRIPTION OF FLEET 3RD PARTY CLAIMS HANDLER: “…The third party claims officer is that officer charged with the responsibility of ensuring that a healthy financial, and by extension operational, relationship exist between the company and its pool of third party freight partners…”



Job Description Fleet Dispatch OfficerJOB DESCRIPTION OF FLEET DISPATCHERS: “…The dispatcher’s job is to schedule drivers to pick-up or deliver loads to customers or vendors. A driver needs a point of contact that he or she can rely on. They need someone who is invested in keeping the driver legal while on the road and at the same time keeping …”



Fuel Scarcity1DPR SAYS MARKETERS ARE CAUSING ARTIFICIAL SCARCITY: “…These groups are hoarding to create artificial scarcity and then selling petrol at N95 per litre, instead of the approved ex-depot price of N77.66, despite getting supplies from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and also enjoying Petroleum Support Fund (PSF)…”



Container DepotFG GRANTS KADUNA CONTAINER DEPOT PORT STATUS: “…Federal Government has declared Kaduna Inland Container Depot a port of origin and final destination to extend shipping services to hinterlands and landlocked areas to decongest the ports…”



Concrete RoadDANGOTE CALLS ON FGN TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH CEMENT: “…Concrete roads may be about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than asphalt road but in the long run, in terms of durability, it is better because the maintenance cost is near zero…”



PMBROADS CONSTRUCTION: FGN SET TO ADOPT ALTERNATIVE FUNDING MEASURE: “…President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would adopt alternative fiscal measures of funding the construction of roads aside the country’s budget…”



Gov. Ambode and Prince Dapo Abiodun“FOR LAGOS TO ACCOMMODATE 57 TANK FARMS AND 1000 TRUCKS, TANK FARM OWNERS MUST COME TO THE ROUNDTABLE”— Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode: “…So for us to be able to accommodate you, you must come to the roundtable. You cannot fold your arms and say that it does not concern you. I am giving up the security and safety of Lagosians by accommodating 57 tank farms and giving up the safety and peace of Lagosians by allowing over 1000 trucks to enter Lagos every day…”



Truck Accident2FRSC TO IMPOUND AND PROSECUTE OWNERS AND DRIVERS OF POORLY LATCHED AND FALLING TRUCKS: “…We will make sure that we prosecute drivers apprehended in Lagos and Ogun for failure to secure their containers properly because we don’t want to continue to see falling containers on the roads, either killing people or not…”



Recklessness on the Highway (2)RECKLESS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY (PICTURES): “…The truck drivers were reported to have fenced off the highway from other road users driving dangerously side-by-side for a considerable length of time with several motorists hooting and exhibiting frustration while it lasted. …”



Okada AccidentHORROR AS TRUCK CRUSHES OKADA RIDER TO DEATH: “…According to eyewitnesses, the victim, simply identified as Kehinde, was said to have met his untimely death after being put under pressure by a taxi driver that was trying to escape being arrested by some Vehicle Inspection Officers….”



Emirates Boeing 777-200LR AircraftEMIRATES, HAK AIR COLLIDE AT LAGOS AIRPORT: “…Disaster was averted on Monday night at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos as passengers aboard Emirates flight to Dubai escaped a ground crash after their aircraft collided with…”



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