TRUCK AND TRAILER IDENTIFICATION AND INSPECTION:
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) through ACVL is registering all trucks that operate in the port, Identifying and Inspecting them for port load safety and worthiness. The project is to register and identify every truck and trailer that wishes to operate in the port by giving the truck a unique identification code and tagging it with an RFID for verification at the port gates and monitoring of truck and cargo movement in the port.
The Port Load Worthy/Safety Inspection is to check the condition of the BASIC COMPONENTS of a haulage truck and trailer that carry cargo or assist in securing cargo.
The checks are to ensure all components on the truck or trailer used in carrying, supporting and securing cargo are present and functioning properly. The main goal of the checks is to increase the culture of appropriate and regular maintenance of the trucks and trailers for the safety of carrying cargo at the port.
Components to be checked include,trailer chassis condition inspection for cracks, bends and welding; Axel checks for cracks, breakages and welding; Fifth Wheel Inspection/turntable & Kingpin Inspection, Locking units, twist locks and carrier inspection; Rubbing plate Inspection; Tyres condition; Landing legs test, Trailer lights, brakes and air hole connection; Corrosion assessment; and also validity of Road Worthy and Insurance.
• To develop a system of identification for trucks and trailers operating at the port.
• To help identify, verify and monitor the movement and operations of trucks and trailers in the port.
• To inculcate and increase the culture of appropriate and regular maintenance in drivers and truck owners operating in the port.
• To ensure prompt and safe delivery of goods. (customer satisfaction)
• To ensure Safety of lives and properties in and around the port.
• Endless access and stress-free movement of trucks at the port.