by Oct. 2, it would begin the enforcement of minimum safety standards for
trucks operating in the nation’s ports.
proposed exercise was to ensure the trucks met basic safety requirements for
trucks, which we are going to start enforcing from Oct. 2, 2014.
requirements like their carriage, their tryes, their breaking system and their
particulars, to start with,” the port manager said.
be a gradual one, to enable all concerned truck operators integrate
we have to get some basic things that must be complied with.
outside the port, the trucks are equally bad.
are going to ensure that the trucks are much better to be able to operate,” he
Chief Remi Ogungbemi, the Chairman, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, said
that the NPA had made it known to them.
of the standard for the trucks, so it is not going to take us unaware,” he
to maintain their trucks, which would be beneficial to all.
operating in and out of the ports have become aged and rickety, and thereby,
suffering breakdowns on the roads and obstructing traffic flow, as well as
delaying cargo delivery.