Nigerian truckers are more safe and earning more, all thanks to a logistics app
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Tin Can Island — Until a year ago, Friday Ighodaro spent three or four nights a month getting pulled out of his 30-tonne Steyr truck on the unlit highways of rural Nigeria by armed robbers. They know that long-haul truckers carry cash advances for provisions along the way, he said.
“Nowadays in Nigeria when you carry money, it’s very dangerous,” he said. Bandits prowl the roads across the country, “but now when they stop you on the road, when they see the Honeywell sign, they know we don’t carry cash”.