The Nigerian association of road transport owners (NARTO) is an amalgamation of three hitherto regionally based transport association namely; the Northern Association of Licensed Buying Agents and Transporters (NALBAT) for the defunct Northern Region of Nigeria and the Nigerian Transport Owners Association (NTOA) for the defunct Western Region of Nigeria, and lastly, Eastern Road Haulage Association (ERHA) for the defunct Eastern Region of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) today is the umbrella Organization of all commercial vehicles owners in Nigeria engaged in haulage of Petroleum Products, General Cargoes, and movement of passengers, within the Country and the entire West-Africa sub region. NARTO therefore is an Association of all investors in the road transport business in Nigeria whose membership cuts across race, religion, ethnicity and geographical differences. Like other legal entities NARTO is registered as a company limited by Guarantee with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja with RC No. 113153, since 24th May 1988.