As part of efforts to enhance road safety, , Total Nigeria PLC (TNPLC), says it has audited 4,889 trucks through its Truck Drivers’ Initiative at a training facility in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Executive General Manager, Total Country Services, Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, stated this during a webinar series on the company’s Truck Drivers Initiative held at the weekend.
Against the backdrop of serious concerns over the state of trucks and drivers conveying petroleum products on Nigerian roads, Total Nigeria PLC (TNPLC) highlighted how its Truck Drivers’ Initiative is improving road safety in Nigeria with continuous training and audits.
Giving a further breakdown of the training and audit figures, Popoola-Mordi, said Total conducted 2,181 truck driver trainings, 2, 740 truck audits at its training facility in Ibadan, between 2017 and 2020, while helping other players to conduct 2,149 truck audits between 2018 and 2020. The company noted that the effort resulted in zero fatalities and severe accidents, zero lost time injury and zero spill in cubic metres, amongst Total Nigeria PLC drivers since 2017, as the training has ensured “Improved defensive driving skills; reduction of road accidents caused by driver behaviour and truck breakdown; handling of dangerous goods during transportation and public enlightenment on road safety topics; and government regulatory agencie