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The Dangote Group operates more than 12,000 trucks. Largely, for all the success achieved by the Dangote Group, it has not managed its fleet optimally. The accidents are common, blocking roads and causing mayhem.
“[The Dangote Group] has a fleet size of 12,000 trucks … and are large users. One of the biggest challenges in the market today is logistics because we do not have a proper transport network,” he said.
Because the Group has not managed its truck very well, there is an opportunity there. The Group needs to have a better way to maintain, track and route its trucks more optimally. The implication is that possibly someone else can do it better, deploying new technologies and capabilities. Nigeria would be served better if Dangote Group fleet are better managed.
An entrepreneur can propose to Dangote Group to use digital freight matching, telemetry, IoT, blockchain, etc to improve the truck/fleet management. Simply, the company can outsource the logistics and management once it acquires the trucks.