Mechanical defects in a vehicle as large and heavy as a truck can have devastating consequences for other people on the roads and as such, truck accidents involving these massive trucks and smaller vehicles are not uncommon. Apart from the loss of lives, the trucking companies can incur significant liability when a mechanical defect causes an accident.
The question is, do you think that all trucks on the roads pose a danger to other road users?
While it is might seem so easy to agree to that statement, due to the high rate of accidents caused by truck drivers, the fact remains, as we have seen, that many trucking companies and owners are actually using their vehicles in the right way and manner.
So, what can make a truck to be a danger on the road? The answer is, when it has accident causing defects.
The following are example of defects that can lead to serious accidents:
- Defective brakes
- Defective tires such as retreads that come apart on the roads
- Non functioning lights
- Defective underside bars
- Steering equipment malfunction
- Trailer problems including issues with safe transport of freight; for example , a truck that is over weight may experience a brake failure while trying to slow down suddenly.
So, how can these defects be rectified?
First and foremost, the trucking company /owner should ensure a regular/periodic maintenance checks of their vehicles.
However, beyond simple or visual inspection, the vehicle owner should schedule the vehicle for inspections at any of our specialized centres.
At every of our LACVIS centres, especially our centres at Agric Isawo, Odogunyan, Epe, Oko-Afo, Badagry, Gbagada, PWD, Ayobo and Oko-Oba, we test all kinds of vehicles including Heavy Goods Vehicles including trucks and trailers. These centers are:
#LACVIS Ojodu Test Centre VIS Testing Ground, Ogunnusi Road Berger.
#LACVIS PWD Test Centre Works Yard, Old Secretariat, Ikeja.
#LACVIS Gbagada Test Centre
NCIE Gbagada( Beside Flour Mills)
#LACVIS Agric-Isawo Test Centre
Vocational Centre, Oremeji Taylor Close, Off Isawo/Owutu Road, Ikorodu West.
#LACVIS Odogunyan Test Centre
VIO Testing Ground, Olopomeji, Odogunyan Ikorodu.
#LACVIS Ayobo Test Centre
VIS Office, Falola Street, Majiyagbe Layout, Church Busstop, Ipaja.
#LACVIS Oko-Oba Test Centre-
VIS Testing Ground, No1, Palm View Estate, Suco Bus stop, Opposite RRS Command, Oko-Oba, Agege.
#LACVIS Oko-Afo Test Centre
LASTMA Bus stop Oko AFO, Lagos Badagry Express way.
#LACVIS Badagry Test Centre PWD Yard, Hospital Road, Badagry Town, Badagry.
#LACVIS Epe Test Centre
VIS Work’s Yard, After T-Junction, Opposite Epe Resort & Spa, Epe Itokin Expressway Way, Epe.
When these vehicles come to the centres , they will be inspected and if there are any defects, the owner will be asked to fix the defects that will be printed out in the inspection report within a thirty days period.