By replacing diesel with liquefied natural gas or biogas, CO₂ emissions from heavy trucks can be drastically reduced. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is today used primarily in industrial operations, but it has excellent prerequisites for being a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. This is the opinion of Volvo Trucks, which is now intensifying its development of gas-powered trucks for heavy regional and long-haul operations.
Daimler Commercial Vehicle (Thailand) Ltd. (DCVT), a part of Daimler, the world leader in bus and truck sales, recently held a Fuso official launch event as it further demonstrates its strong commitment to Thailand. It is the first brand to offer true 'one-stop service solution' to assist with sales, facilitate the financing process, and enhance after-sales services. It will serve anyone who has a Fuso logo imprinted on vehicles anytime, anywhere. The event, held at its state-of-the art warehouse on Bangna-Trad Road also introduced its newly redesigned Fuso truck, and its certified driver service, ‘Fuso Drive’.
SSAB Shape has developed an innovative new tipper body for Scania that offers the Indian mining industry a product far surpassing the performance of current solutions. By utilizing SSAB’s product development services to execute the development of the new 20.3 m3 Mining Tipper, Scania is now able to launch a lightweight, yet durable mining tipper body developed for the Indian market. With a lower weight, the tipper body offers increased payloads and reduced fuel consumption.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks - the global market leader with truck brands like Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and FUSO - today celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to customers within the next two years. Larger scale production is intended to start in 2019.
Continental Tyres PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTM) introduces the Conti Hybrid HD3 (CHD3), completing the Generation 3 truck tyre range with tyres for all axle positions. The new tread pattern and base compound on the CHD3 have generously improved rolling resistance and mileage from its predecessor, the HDR2. The sidewall has also been reinforced with 25% more steel for superior carcass robustness and strength. The block pattern drive axle tyre features new and improved stone ejection technology for added casing protection and future retreadability.
Shell Malaysia recently took the opportunity to share its technological know-how to key trade partners at the Shell Technovation 2017 Conference with the aim of helping them achieve lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The one-day conference was attended by more than 200 trade partners and industrial customers, where they learned about the importance of lubricant management to achieve lower TCO, and updates on the grease technology and its effective usage to minimise equipment downtime, among others.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has appointed Qamar Wan Noor as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective September 5, 2017.
A magna cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York in 1990, Qamar began her career with Shell in 1990. In her 26-year long career with Shell, she held many positions including senior management roles in Malaysia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. She led the Marketing Supply and Distribution teams in ensuring safe and efficient asset utilisation in terminals, land and marine logistics in both Oman and UAE, and later in Malaysia and Singapore.
Volvo Trucks Malaysia’s annual Fuelwatch Challenge which has returned for the 8th consecutive time this year has created history by confirming that a female truck driver has qualified into the final round of the competition to be held on 25th and 26th August 2017 in Shah Alam.
Prai-based Junaidah Bte Ibrahim, 32 years, has been working as a truck driver for five years and currently works alongside her husband who also drives a truck for the same company, Benua Haulage Sdn Bhd, which is part of Sin Hock Soon Group. Her career as a truck driver first started out as a curiosity and interest to experience how it is like to drive a truck but little did she know at that time, that this would later developed into a career in which she truly excels in.
As the population booms in the urban areas, to build an efficient public transport and passenger cars system is an inevitable vision for a developing nation like Malaysia. Marking its 15th anniversary in the regional market, ZF Sales & Service Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ZFSSM), a subsidiary company of ZF group renews its commitment to support urban transport modernisation of the commercial vehicle industry.
Founded in 1958, Hengst Filtration has a long-standing history of success as a leading developer and manufacturer for filtration, fluid management systems, crankcase ventilations and cylinder head covers. With the history of almost half a century, Hengst has developed more than 2,500 filter products for the Independent After-Market (IAM), which specifically catered for automobiles, commercial vehicles and industrial applications of all manufacturers worldwide. Today, Hengst aims to extend its market share in Malaysia with the latest Blue.maxx modular system, a ground-breaking solution for diesel fuel filtration.
Volvo Trucks Malaysia’s annual Fuelwatch Challenge, which first started in 2010, has returned for the 8th time this year and has so far mentored more than 4,450 truck drivers from all over the country on how to enhance their driving competency and behaviour to be more fuel efficent and safer drivers on the roads.
Out of this, seven lucky Malaysian truck drivers who scored the highest in the nationwide preliminary rounds will be given the opportunity to compete against one another in a fuel efficiency test in the Fuelwatch Challenge Malaysia Finals. The winning champion will then participate in the Drivers Fuel Challenge – World Final in Sweden that judges and more importantly, teaches skill, concentration, knowledge, and discipline.