USING YOUR FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TELEMATICS) TO ASSESS DRIVER BEHAVIOUR AND IMPROVE RESULTS

Beyond knowing exactly where your vehicle is at any point in time and being able to immobilize a vehicle when situation so demand, fleet management system or telematics produces some results that could fundamentally aid the effectiveness of driver behaviour’s assessment and performance improvement. Behaviours such as excessive idling, aggressive acceleration, harsh braking, sudden deceleration, over speeding and fast cornering […]

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CFAO INTRODUCES TWO FUSO TRUCKS TO NIGERIA

CFAO Equipment has introduced two new Fuso trucks to the Nigerian market, the medium (FA & FI) and heavy duty (FJ) models, which is expected to boost the competition and raised the standard in the nation’s truck market. Speaking at the event held in Lagos, the Managing Director, CFAO Motors Nigeria Limited, Mr. Thomas Pelletier, said, “Today’s milestone represents another […]

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HAULAGE INDUSTRY MUST EMBRACE MERGERS AND ENFORCEMENT OF STANDARDS FOR RAPID GROWTH

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 enforcement of standards. In a recent interview monitored through The Guardian, Lasisi was reportedly quoted as saying that the haulage industry in the country is an ‘’emerging” one, […]

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KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL PRIVATE FLEET OUTSOURCING

Outsourcing transportation to third-party logistics providers can be a cost-saving, efficient means of providing excellent customer service to your customers, regardless of your industry. However, it cannot accomplish your goals unless you are diligent in its implementation. Simply put, there is no substitute for proper planning, communication and management. These three elements are the keys to successful private fleet outsourcing […]

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RISK MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY PROCEDURES IN FLEET OPERATIONS

INTRODUCTION Maintaining a safe and risk-free fleet operation is crucial to operating a successful business. Whether a truck fleet is small or large, minimizing driver risk and accident rates saves time, money, and even lives. Fleet operators should consider carefully the overall picture – not just insurance costs – when reviewing their financial ledgers. A devastating truck crash for instance […]

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WORKPLACE TRANSPORT SAFETY- PART ONE

Introduction Every year, there are over 5000 accidents involving transport in the workplace. About 50 of these result in people being killed. The main causes of injury are people falling off vehicles, or being struck or crushed by them. Sometimes, the monetary value of the damage resulting from these accidents could be ear-shattering! Within the last three months, we have […]

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