The Federal Government in collaboration with Heavy Duty and Haulage Transport Association of Nigeria has started data capturing of heavy duty trucks on Nigerian roads.
The National Secretary of the association, Elvis Okolie said this on Thursday in Enugu during a workshop organised for heavy duty drivers in the state.
Okolie said that the aim of the exercise was to curb carnage and diversion of goods on the highway. He said that the workshop was aimed at educating the drivers on the security initiatives of the association aimed at curbing economic sabotage and avoidable loss of lives on the roads.
He said that officials of the association had been at the receiving of the unprofessional conducts of some drivers necessitating the partnership with the federal government to checking the menace.
The Secretary mentioned some of the unprofessional conducts to include harassment of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC diversion and theft of goods and abandonment of broken down vehicles on the highway.