PURA Sensitises Tanker Truck Operators on New Information System

Participants at the Sensitization Forum

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has on Thursday 3rd March 2022, organized a daylong sensitization forum for Tanker Truck Operators on the newly introduced Information system.

Yusupha M. Jobe, Director-General of PURA highlighted in his opening statement that the new information system dubbed PURA Information System for Tanker Trucks (PISTT) is a web-based application system that will help to track the license application, inspections, and vehicle information of tanker trucks, adding that this new information system will allow effective reporting functionality and a printable barcode that would help in the tracking details of vehicles.

Director-General Jobe indicates that the forum intends to enlighten stakeholders in the petroleum transport business sector on the newly developed PURA information system for Tanker Trucks (PISTT), adding that the web-based application system is designed to fast-track the application processes of Tanker Trucks, inspections, testing and the production of tested reports.

“As we migrate into a new application database, it is crucial to note that the system is trustworthy, user-friendly, and it allows the application or input inspection results for the speedy application process. Importantly, PURA PISTT displays a dashboard that allows people to visualize upcoming vehicle renewals, recent vehicle scans, and alerts of application,” Director Jobe said.

He added: “We are happy to inform you that the database is flexible, and it helps for different workflows geared towards improving the speed of the application. It is also important to note that, the database captures driver’s information, details of crew members, and other essential data of the tanker trucks.”

DG Jobe also encouraged participants to take the sensitization forum seriously, saying that the knowledge and skills learned will help them to expedite the speedy processing of future applications submitted by tanker trucks operators.

Mr. Ebrima Jallow, the Managing Director of Petroleum Automotive and General Engineering Services (PAGES), told participants that the newly introduced PURA information system is fast and transparent. Jallow encouraged petroleum transporters to be more cooperative to ease their work.

He further extends gratitude and appreciation to PURA for its proactive engagement of its stakeholders, especially in the petroleum sector, saying such convergence is highly needed to provide solutions in certain issues revolving in the regulatory sector.

Hamadi Jeng, a participant and representative for Painter man Transport Services Limited in an interview thanked PURA for the introduction of the new information system. He urged PURA to continuously conduct similar forums to enable them (petroleum transporters) to understand critical issues in the sector.

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