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Hoima sugar truck drivers on the spot over spate of accidents

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drivers attached to Hoima sugar limited are on the spot over rampant accidents along the Hoima-Kikuube road. A number of accidents have happened on this road in the last two months and most of the accidents have been caused by truck drivers attached to Hoima …

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Truck drivers resume transportation of goods to South Sudan

Amuu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is relief in Elegu township, Amuru district following the resumption of transportation of goods to the South Sudan capital, Juba by the long-distance truck drivers on Tuesday. More than 600 trucks had been parked at the Uganda-South Sudan border of Elegu in Amuru district …

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1,400 trucks cleared for travel to South Sudan

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 1,400 trucks have left Elegu town council in Amuru district for South Sudan in the past two days.    Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police spokesperson told journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club on Monday that 600 trucks left on …

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Truckers strike over South Sudan armed attacks

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers destined for South Sudan have parked their trucks at Elegu border town in Amuru district to protest armed attacks on their colleagues. This comes a few days after South Sudanese authorities handed over the bodies of four Ugandan drivers who were shot dead …

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Truck drivers decry hefty road weight fines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers are protesting heavy fines for the axle load at weigh-bridges in Uganda. Uganda and other East African Community member states set the axle load limit to 30 tons for commercial vehicles plying the regional road network. The drivers whose trucks are found exceeding …

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Truck drivers welcome electronic COVID-19 tracking system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Community Secretariat has rolled out its Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System that will enable authorities to electronically track positive COVID-19 cases among truck drivers. Under this system, a Covid-19 digital certificate issued by one country will be mutually recognized by …

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