Traveling by car may be a lot of fun. However, boarding a rickety or badly maintained bus might make your travels exceedingly unpleasant. In fact, if something goes wrong during your travels, it might turn into a nightmare.
There are, however, firms that provide first-class transportation services, and you may find it impossible to tell the difference between them and air travel if it weren’t for the time difference.
The following is a list of some of the most respected transportation companies and which also have the best safety records in Nigeria.
9. Benue Links Nigeria Limited
Benue Links Nig. Ltd. is a state-owned transportation firm that is one of the largest in Nigeria.
Benue Links began with only ten buses in 1988 and now has terminals in all of the country’s main cities, with close to a thousand buses, including contract vehicles.
Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership are the seven key values that guide the company’s culture.
Benue Links has a variety of amenities, including a waiting lounge, a fuel dump, a standard workshop for car repairs, and parking for residents in the area.
The Administrative Department, Finance Department, Maintenance Department, Commercial Department, and Traffic Department are the seven primary departments that make up the organization.
8. Peace Mass Transit
Peace Mass Transit, based in Enugu, is one of the most well-known transport businesses in the country’s south-eastern region. Their transportation service, on the other hand, is available in all of the country’s main cities.
They provide ease in terms of locating the correct bus for your trip, as well as the ability to schedule and pay for your travel online.
7. Chisco Transport
Chisco Transport Ltd., founded in 1978 by Dr. Chidi Anyaegbu, is one of the country’s most recognized transportation firms.
They have bus terminals in every state and provide a handy online booking option, so you may book from the convenience of your own home.
The organization has a fleet of about 500 vehicles, and its services are available throughout Nigeria and portions of West Africa.
6. Young Shall Grow Motors
Young Shall Grow, founded in 1972 by Dr. Chidi Amaechi, has developed from a modest enterprise in the eastern portion of Nigeria to a successful collection of companies.
Young Shall Grow Motors Ltd.’s Transport Division is well-known throughout the country as a great travel option for pleasant and cheap transportation.
They’re also recognized for their opulent buses, which are specifically designed for your comfort and enjoyment during your voyage.
5. GUO Transport
If you’re a Nigerian and haven’t heard of GUO Transport, you haven’t been far from your home state.
When it comes to travel and transportation, GUO is a household name. The organization also offers a variety of transportation-related services, including haulage, charter service, and hotel/airport pickup.
Lagos, Abuja, Owerri, Kano, Yola, and Onitsha are among their most popular locations. You can book your vacation from the comfort of your own home by visiting their website.
4. Ifesinachi Transport Limited
Ifesinachi Transport was founded in the early 2000s and is well-known for its bus transportation services between Lagos and Abuja, as well as several other eastern states.
Ifesinachi is directed by Smart I. Egbeobawaye and a team of seasoned professionals, which is one of the reasons why the company has remained one of the most important participants in the transportation business.
3. ABC Transport
ABC was founded in 1993 with the purpose of becoming one of Nigeria’s leading transportation firms. Its headquarters are in Owerri, Imo State.
They also provide travel to Ghana, Benin, and Togo, in addition to regular road tours around the country. Their high-end bus service is said to be on par with international standards.
ABC has provided exceptional service for the past 24 years, and their many satisfied clients appear to confirm this. In addition, ABC has received the National Bus Operator of the Year Award for the past few years.
They also provide an internet tracking system for tracking your package and a hotel service for staying. The hotel is located in Utako, Abuja, and is called City Transit Inn.
2. God is Good Motors
GIGM is one of Nigeria’s top transportation businesses, and it is also the country’s most technologically advanced. You can book your vacation from the convenience of your own home by using their well-known smartphone app.
GIGM was founded in 1998, and its headquarters are located in Benin, Edo State. Although many people still refer to them as God is Good Motors, they have subsequently evolved into GIGM.com.
They have a state-of-the-art bus terminal in Jibowu, Yaba, from where you can travel to over ten states in the country.
GIGM is a family-owned company that is organized into seven departments: operations, finance, administration, customer service, fleet and engineering services, and executive management.
1. Cross Country Limited
Cross Country Limited was founded in 2001 and began operations in 2002.
And they’ve quickly risen to the top of many people’s trip lists across the country.
Currently, the firm operates over 500 buses that go to over 26 different destinations across Nigeria and West Africa.
For NYSC Corp members, Cross Country offers a one-of-a-kind program. They normally provide direct transportation from their bus station to the NYSC camp, with in-transit refreshments.
They are located at 345 Murital Mohammed Way in Yaba, across from the Presbyterian Church.
The Advantages of Road Transportation
Examining the Benefits and Drawbacks of Road Transportation Road transportation has several advantages and benefits over other means of transportation.
1. Less capital outlay
When compared to other means of transportation such as railroads and air transport, which are substantially more expensive, road transport requires a far lower capital investment. Road development, operation, and maintenance are far less expensive than rail or air transportation. Road building is a public-sector job that falls largely within the purview of the government and local governments. As a result, road usage generates just a small amount of income.
2. Door-to-door service
The capacity to deliver door-to-door, from source to destination, warehouse-to-warehouse, and doorstep services is the biggest benefit of road transport, which makes it the industry’s lifeline. There is no other method of transportation that can deliver this. As a result, cartage, loading and unloading charges, and other feeder transit costs are all reduced as a result.
3. Providing Services in Rural Communities
Road transport is the most adaptive and flexible mode of transportation, allowing it to reach the most distant locations that are inaccessible by train, air, or sea.
As a result, road transportation is best suited for transporting products and people to and from rural locations not served by train, sea, or air. As a result, the only way to convey freight between big cities and small communities is by road.
4. Service that can be customized
Routing and scheduling in road transport may easily be tweaked and changed to meet individual needs. This naturally offers road transportation a significant advantage over other forms of transportation that adhere to rigorous and inflexible time and route schedules.
5. It’s good for short distances.
For short distances, road transport is the only mode of transportation that is both economically and environmentally sustainable. Carrying goods and people over short distances by road is far more cost-effective and faster.
Also, delays in goods transportation due to intermediary loading and handling can be eliminated by putting products directly into road vehicles and transporting them directly to their destination. In other words, expenses for intermediate handling and feeder connection can be avoided.
Disadvantages of Road transportation
There’s a flip side to everything. This is the universe’s rule. As a result, despite its numerous and outstanding benefits, the road or motor vehicle has several severe constraints and drawbacks:
1. Vulnerabilities due to the seasons and weather
Weather and seasons have an impact on road transportation infrastructure and travel. For example, roads become inappropriate and hazardous to use during rainstorms or floods. As a result, in the case of inclement weather, motor transportation is less dependable than rail travel.
2. Breakdowns and Accidents
In the case of road transportation, there is unquestionably a significant danger of accidents and breakdowns. In comparison to rail transportation, this makes motor transportation less predictable and unsafe.
3. Not the best option for long-distance and heavy-cargo transport
Road transport is not well suited to moving low-cost and heavy freight across long distances since it is costly.
It is well established that road travel is slower than air or train travel. As a result, road transport’s poor pace is a disadvantage and a disincentive.
5. A lack of structure and organization
Road transport as an industry is far less organized or structured than its counterpart transportation sectors, air, rail, and water, which are all far more organized and structured. Road transit is sometimes erratic and unreliable.
Transportation charges are also unpredictable, insecure, and uneven. Because of the numerous companies and possibilities in the road transportation business, there is a lack of structure and unpredictability.
- John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.