The impact of variations in transport policy compliance on fleet management in Nigerian institutions: A case of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • Eneonwo, Cosmas Ifedilichi Centre for Logistics & Transport Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State,

Abstract

Misuse of public vehicles and fuel cards is becoming a worrisome
menace. This study examined the level of compliance to the vehicle use
policy of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The descriptive
study used likert-scaled questionnaire and movement resgiter for data
sourcing, and inferential statistics for analysis of generated data.
Respondents were vehicle users of the Logistics & Transport Unit of
the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt.
Findings revealed proportional improvement in policy-compliance and
inversely proportional rise in maintenance/operational costs with
enforcement of policy as well as expected decreases in the vehicle
maintenance/operational costs. There was a strong and positive
correlation between policy implementation strategies and the rate of
compliance by the vehicle users. The strength of the relationship
between the variables under study was 98.10%. Variation in the rate of
compliance by the vehicle users was explained by changes in the policy implementation strategies. The study recommended unrelaxed efforts
at policy-compliance enforcement.
Keywords: Transport fleet management; Policy-compliance;
Maintenance costs

Author Biography

Eneonwo, Cosmas Ifedilichi, Centre for Logistics & Transport Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State,



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2017-12-13