Truck call-up system: Operators question absence of enforcement, effective management
By TVC News Nigeria
26 March 2021 | 12:54 pm
Haulage activities may be disrupted in the Lagos seaport corridor if authorities fail to properly articulate established framework for truck call up system. Truck Owners are saying that the newly introduced the truck call up initiative has yet to address the existing problems.
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