All the trucks owned by SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Limited, a subsidiary of SIFAX Group, have received the approval of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) haulage truck registration team.
The eleven-man NPA Safety department team led by Engineer Adeola David, Principal Manager, Safety, Western Ports, visited the Ijora office of the company to ascertain the road worthiness of the trucks and they were given a clean bill of health.
According to David, the registration exercise is part of NPA’s resolve to stop rickety trucks from operating in the country’s ports, adding that using sub-standard trucks in the industry has resulted in various avoidable accidents. He further expressed his gladness at the high standards of the trucks deployed by SIFAX Haulage.
He said: “I am really impressed with what we have seen here today, I must commend SIFAX Haulage for its strict adherence to truck safety standards. This exercise has been fruitful so far and I must say that as a regulator, we are happy that an operator has deemed it fit to do the right thing. All the trucks are well maintained and have all the necessary gadgets and instruments needed and we are happy to say that they have passed our test by all standards”.
Speaking after the registration exercise, Mr. Saheed Lasisi, General Manager, SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Limited, said the positive outcome was a result of professionalism, dedicated work force and a massive investment made by SIFAX Group in the company.
“We are excited about this test and its outcome. There has been a massive investment in the business by our holding company, SIFAX Group, in the last few years. In 2015 alone, we acquired 25 brand new trucks because of our business philosophy which hinges on servicing the clients with the best equipment and tools. We are also concerned about growing the industry and using old and rickety trucks won’t support this intention.
“We are not relenting on our oars as we are at the final stage of acquiring another 25 new trucks. These new trucks have positioned us as a leader in the industry and we hope to consolidate on this for many years to come.