Driver Training to Control In-Transit Fuel Losses


Fuel TankerOne of the challenges facing the fuel supply industry is the loss of fuel as it is being hauled from the ports to Malawi.

The likely contributing factors to the losses include shortfalls in tanker configuration, loading equipment and procedures at the ports, offloading equipment and procedures at various receiving depots here in Malawi, behavior of personnel at the loading and offloading points,  and  drivers’ conduct.

As one way of reducing in-transit losses, MERA and stakeholders agreed on the need to train bulk vehicle operators also known as wet cargo drivers.

The inaugural training of trainers took place from 26th February to 2nd March, 2018 at Sunbird Ku Chawe in Zomba.  The training was delivered by Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority and the Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services.