The National Freight Hauliers Association (NFHA) on Saturday said that it would introduce insurance cover for freight-on-transit, freight vehicles as well as their drivers and operators.
The National President of NFHA, Chief Jackson Bent, disclosed this in Abuja at the association’s end of year meeting and inauguration of its 2017 National Harmonised Emblem for “Goods only trucks’’.
The association also launched the 2017 Certificate of National Coverage which was endorsed by the National Freight Haulage and the Federal Ministry of Transport.
Bent said the introduction of insurance cover had become necessary because the freight industry “is confronted with increasing challenges in moving goods across the nation’s highways.
“NFHA is prepared to work closely with the Police, FRSC and other stakeholders on modern technology and proper techno-methodology by using the competence of our Accident Control Unit corps.”
He said the launch of the emblem would enable the body to generate “funds for the proper and meaningful execution of our aims and objectives’’.
Bent, who was assisted in the unveiling of the emblem by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Shippers’ Council and the Police, prayed God to ensure the success of the Permit and Certificate.