• 19 Dec, 2022
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The logistics industry in Africa is faced with numerous heart-wrenching challenges that can often feel like too much to bear. As the co-founder of UjuziNet Group and a former transportation manager, I can attest that the need to reduce transportation costs is one of the most emotionally draining concerns for the industry. However, it is not the only concern as there are several other pain points that also require attention. Perhaps the most emotionally taxing concern is the need for greater innovation and technological advancements while being mindful of budget constraints. Here are my six of the top challenges that the industry is currently facing:

Fuel costs - The soaring cost of fuel is a major source of struggle and hardship for fleet businesses in Tanzania and throughout Africa. It is emotionally taxing to witness these expenses continue to rise, causing financial strain on already struggling companies. The effects of these rising fuel costs ripple throughout the entire economy, causing pain and difficulty for all. The burden is especially heavy for those who rely on transportation for their livelihood, as they struggle to keep their businesses afloat amid these mounting costs.

Business process improvement - Despite the need for new technology, it can be emotionally overwhelming to stay on top of transportation business in the diverse and vibrant country of Tanzania, where the constant advancements in business processes and opportunities can be both exciting and financially challenging. The stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Africa can sometimes be overshadowed by the added cost and pressure to adopt these new technologies, which can be a difficult decision for transportation business owners. However, with determination and resilience, we can strive to improve and adapt to the constantly evolving business world and make a positive impact on our beautiful continent.

Improved customer service - Customers expect full transparency and constant updates on the location of their delivery, especially in the vibrant and diverse country of Tanzania and throughout the vast continent of Africa. It can be emotionally taxing for those in the transportation industry to constantly strive to meet these expectations and ensure timely and satisfactory delivery to all customers.

Driver shortage and retention - in Tanzania, where the roads are rough and the heat can be unbearable. It's especially difficult in Africa, where the demand for transportation is high but the pool of qualified drivers is limited. It's emotionally exhausting to constantly worry about finding and keeping reliable drivers, especially when their actions can have such a major impact on the success of the business. It's a constant battle to maintain a strong and trustworthy team, and it takes a toll on the mental and emotional well-being of those in charge.

Government regulations - Carriers are faced with emotionally draining compliance regulations from various authorities requiring them to adhere to strict regulations and compliance measures. These regulations can be emotionally draining for carriers, who must constantly navigate the complex rules and regulations set forth by various authorities. Despite the challenges, these businesses remain committed to compliance, working tirelessly to ensure that they meet all necessary requirements and standards. In the end, this dedication to compliance is essential for the safety and well-being of all those who rely on transportation services. Those who are in Transportation , understand various compliance to cross Zambia. This region is one of the very expensive with dozens of compliance which you must adhere to succeed in this transportation business.

Environmental issues - The compliance costs associated with emission reduction regulations can be emotionally overwhelming.
Technology strategy and implementation - While the benefits of new technologies are clear, the emotional burden of paying for and implementing these improvements can be challenging especially for ERP Systems which are still operating as Premise based softwares. 


To solve all above challenges, we have a unique and the most affordable transportation software :  EMA Fleet system.

EMA Fleet System is a comprehensive transportation management solution designed to address the various challenges faced by transportation businesses in Africa. This system includes a range of modules that work together to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

  • Vehicle maintenance: This module helps to track and manage the maintenance needs of the vehicles in the fleet. This can include scheduling regular maintenance, tracking repair and maintenance history, and identifying potential issues before they become major problems.
  • Driver management: This module helps to manage and track the drivers in the fleet, including scheduling, training, and performance tracking. It can also help to ensure that drivers have the necessary licenses and certifications.
  • Fuel management: This module helps to track and manage fuel usage and expenses for the fleet. It can help to identify fuel-efficient routes and optimize fuel usage, which can help to reduce costs.
  • Dispatch and routing: This module helps to optimize routes for the fleet and schedule deliveries or pickups. It can also help to track the location and status of vehicles in real-time, which can be useful for managing the fleet and communicating with customers.
  • Tyre management: This module helps to track and manage the tyre usage and maintenance for the fleet. It can help to identify when tyres need to be replaced, track tyre maintenance history, and optimize tyre usage to extend the life of the tyres.
  • Payroll and HR: This module helps to manage employee payroll and HR tasks, including tracking time worked, calculating pay, and managing employee benefits and other HR matters.
  • Inventory and store: This module helps to track and manage inventory and supplies needed for the fleet, including spare parts and other supplies. It can also help to manage ordering and reordering of supplies to ensure that the fleet has what it needs when it needs it.
  • Vehicle cargo tracking: This module helps to track and manage the cargo being transported by the fleet, including tracking the location and status of the cargo in real-time.
  • Invoicing and billing: This module helps to create and manage invoices and bills for customers, including tracking payments and managing billing disputes.
  • Accounting and finance: This module helps to manage the financial aspects of the fleet business, including tracking expenses, revenue, and profits. It can also help with budgeting and financial planning.
  • Control, safety, and compliance: This module helps to ensure that the fleet is operating safely and in compliance with relevant regulations. It can help to track safety training and performance, as well as ensure that vehicles are meeting safety standards.


For data security, we have developed a safe and secure system with a proper security setting to avoid any type of hacking. For privacy purpose, just like how we did with Sportpesa, Banks and 20 fleet businesses in Tanzania and Zambia. We will sign non-disclosure agreements to bind us not to disclose any information during our implemention.;

  • Our EMA FleetManagement systems store large amounts of confidential or sensitive data. Users on your network using an EMA Fleet System must have access to everything they need to do their jobs; at the same time, they should not have access to important data, such as financial records or confidential information. EMA Fleet Systems have a security feature which functions as a technical moduleto allow access where it’s needed and prevent access where it’s not. Establishing good internal security and access processes is a vital part of helping ensure your EMA Fleet system is protected and will function well. Protecting against external threats is important, but internal threats should not be underestimated.
  • When using EMA Fleet systems, access to both application servers and database servers has to be controlled. User accounts that are set up in an EMA Fleet system should be clearly defined as roles with specific permissions (or lack thereof) to prevent unauthorized access to data. This helps prevent unauthorized.
  • EMA security settings should be aligned with organizational policies on who has access to which data, and which data needs to be carefully protected or kept confidential. UjuziNet Group will help you to ensure that your organization follows basic security protocols, such as requiring users to use passwords that have a minimum length or combination of characters and prevent access to a system or database after a set number of failed password attempts. Make sure you know who has a sensitive role in your organization, as the most powerful roles (with the most access) are also the ones that carry the most risk.

Adelard Urassa,

Chief Technology Officer, UjuziNet Group (EMA Cloud ERP systems)

[email protected] 

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