FRSC rates Nigerian trucks as scraps, calls for maintenance, replacement

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 90 per cent of trucks in the country are over 30 years.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this in an interactive session between the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the FRSC and Haulage operators in Lagos.
Oyeyemi called for an improvement on the maintenance and standardisation schemes for vehicles as most of them lacked safety measures like lighting, reflectors and other parts.
He stressed the need for an intervention from the Federal Government to ensure truckers had fleet renewal as vehicles that had been on the road for 30-years should be scrapped.
Oyeyemi pointed out that “due to the age of the trucks, they frequently breakdown on the road prolonging the days goods spend on the road before getting to its destination.”
“While coming to this place, I went through the third mainland bridge and I saw trucks lining up on the bridge going toward Apapa and this is not good.
“Bridges are not meant to carry fixed trucks and when we have such scenario, we are reducing the lifespan of the bridges…………TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON

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