The third stage of Silk Way Rally 2017 took the competitors across the border into Kazakhstan after a “special” of about 330 km and a total distance of 876,39 km. The three IVECO trucks completed the last of the three stages in Russian territory in the top ten of the overall ranking. Once again, Ton Van Genugten was the man of the day as he finished just 3 minutes 39 seconds behind the first. He drove carefully without taking risks and this tactic paid off, after the slippery tracks of the first two stages and the amazing passages of across the river, the experienced Dutchman is now in fifth place in the truck category overall ranking.
The second special stage of the Silk Way Rally 2017 took the drivers from Tcheboksary to Ufa. Team leader Gerard de Rooy was the great protagonist of a perfect special stage on board his #302 IVECO Powerstar. He started behind the other Dutchman of the team and finished second, improving his overall placement. After two stages on very difficult terrain, De Rooy lies in second in the partial general classification.
In a short special of just 61 timed kilometres, Dutchman Ton van Genugten’s IVECO Trakker finished in third place, just over 2 minutes behind the winner and ahead of teammates Gerard de Rooy’s and Artur Ardavichus’s IVECO Powerstars.
Biodiesel is one of the viable substitute for diesel, but implementation comes at a price. Alternative fuel or green fuel has been a hot discussion topic for some time, especially for fleet owners, small businesses and owners alike. It is a viable solution which is proving to be cost effective due to long term savings, plus it is much greener than the regular diesel. It is widely used in countries like Norway, Sweden and Germany, where diesel has been replaced with alternatives such as biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas and propane.
HINO TEAM SUGAWARA arrived in Moscow on July 1st to take part in the Silk Way Rally 2017. From July 8th thru July 22nd, as part of their real-world conditions summer training, the team will be starting off in Russia, traveling through Kazakhstan, and finishing in China. This will be the second time after last year’s event for the team to race the Silk Way Rally. The team sees this as its testing grounds for their upgraded truck’s performance, a venue for training their driver, navigator, and mechanics, as well as an opportunity where they can race against other formidable teams to improve their teamwork.
Kuala Lumpur – The Members of Commission, management and employees of Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar Syed Jaafar for his leadership spanning seven years shaping the Commission to become what it is today. He retired as chairman effective 3 June 2017.
Handpicked by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the Chairman of SPAD in June 2010, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar has driven SPAD’s journey in spearheading transformation in the land public transport industry, a critical agenda under the National Transformation Programme.
Under his steadfast leadership, SPAD had successfully developed and launched the National Land Public Transport Master Plan (NLPTMP) and the Greater Kuala Lumpur LPT Master Plan in 2013, which will guide the implementation of initiatives such as macro-level policies, strategies and plans, including major infrastructure investments and regulatory and policy changes for the next 20 years. It was also under his stewardship that various transformative measures for the industry were rolled out such as the Interim Stage Bus Support Fund, the Stage Bus Services Transformation, completion of the LRT Extension Project (LEP), rollout of the Phase 1 of MRT Line 1 and the Taxi Industry Transformation Programme.
Bangkok, Thailand – Daimler Commercial Vehicle (Thailand) Ltd. (DCVT), wholly owned by Germany’s Daimler Group, the world leader in bus and truck sales, is further strengthening its commitment to Thailand, with an expansion of its Fuso brand commercial vehicles operations as well as launching Fuso brand businesses, including Fuso Leasing, to fully support Thai customers’ needs. This ever-growing presence in the Thai market is marked by the appointment of Mr Sascha Ricanek as CEO of DCVT.
The new NO BAC technology, based on silver, is the ideal solution for all environments with high hygiene requirements.
The NO BAC laminate developed by Brianza Plastica allows to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria over 24 hours (UNI EN ISO 22196:2007), constantly for 365 days a year, preventing their subsequent colonisation and providing an additional level of protection in any environment.
Shell Lubricants Malaysia shared valuable insights on how to achieve lower cost per kilometre with fleet owners at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2017 which was held on 18th May – 20th May 2017, at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) in Kuala Lumpur.
MCVE is the largest exhibition dedicated to commercial vehicles in South-East Asia with presence from key industry players on-site. As the market leader in Malaysia, Shell Lubricants Malaysia again participated in the event and showcased the Shell Driveline products (Shell Rimula, Shell Spirax and Shell Gadus) and how these products can help the business owner in reducing their total cost of ownership (TCO).
MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd (MTBM) announced during the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2017 that it is introducing a new training program, MAN ProfiDrive that is tailored towards individual customer requirements. The new sector-specific training helps address fuel economy and driving safety for particular transport assignments.
The launch of the program was officiated by Datuk Ab Aziz bin Kaprawi, Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2017.
The Volvo FH truck series – the ultimate long-haul trucks, were presented to three Malaysian customers in a handover ceremony in conjunction with the official launch of the new trucks in Shah Alam recently.