The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from the automotive parts, accessories, equipment and service sectors, final figures suggest visitors at the show rose by 15% since 2017 – now reaching a total of 150,568. As Asia’s largest automotive trade fair, organisers also received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants alike during the four-day period.
A Weight Restriction Order is necessary to help protect roads from damage that can cause untimely and expensive delays for road users who rely on the road network. Weight restrictions also help to avoid higher road maintenance costs as well as vehicle wear and tear. In addition, the restriction also limits access of heavy vehicles from unsuitable areas for their size such as narrow village roads, bridges or the placesthat may pose danger to pedestrians.
A truck is a truck is a truck is no longer an applicable thought. With the vastly different applications that there are, trucks have also become very specialised and highly diverse. And with that diversification in missions also comes the need to address the profiles of the jobs with appropriate components and consumables.
Lubricants are one such area where the mission profile will have a major impact. As the group of lucky winners of the Shell Ultimate Stopover learned on their recent trip to Dubai, Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) should be used with specific lubricants made for them. Here is why.
Volvo Trucks Malaysia recently hosted a vehicle handover ceremony for its long-time customer – Kotamas Oil Sdn Bhd. The official handover of 15 units of Volvo FMX 440 6x4 prime movers was held at Volvo Truck’s private dealer, Dai Lieng Machinery Sdn Bhd in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The ceremony was attended by the senior management team members of Dai Lieng, Kotamas as well as the Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Malaysia.
Kotamas is a specialist in petroleum haulage in Sabah, servicing clientele such as Petronas and Shell. A strong business partner of Volvo Trucks in East Malaysia, Kotamas already owns and operates 12 Volvo trucks in their business. Kotamas now owns a total of 27 Volvo trucks.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) recently announced the final dates that it will accept license applications at its office. This includes applications for vehicle license/permit, modification of Application Approval Letter (STK) and various other applications. This is following the dissolution of SPAD and the establishment of the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) next year. APAD will commence operations on January 1, 2019.
Isuzu Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. recently held a Customer Appreciation Night 2018, at Glasshouse in Seputeh Kuala Lumpur, to commemorate its commercial vehicles fleet customers mainly based in the Klang Valley area. The event served as a gesture of Isuzu Malaysia’s immense gratitude and appreciation for the staunch support shown by its fleet customers throughout the years.
The Customer Appreciation Night 2018 was attended by about 200 guests comprising mostly of Isuzu fleet customers, management and representatives from Isuzu Malaysia head office, authorised dealers and members of the media.
In an endeavour to continuously provide best customer experience for its commercial vehicles range, Tata Motors today announced the commencement of the third edition of its Global Service Camp, from November 15 till 17. Witnessing a rise in serviced vehicles by 108% in the second edition of the camp as compared to the first one, this year, the company aims to service over 40,000 commercial vehicles across 700 touch points in over 40 countries.
All Scania vehicles sold by Scania (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. can run on B10 diesel without further adaptation.
Normal warranty will apply when running on B10 diesel – which comprises 10% biodiesel and 90% regular diesel – which means there will be no impact to existing customers with regards to warranty.
There are no changes to the operational procedures or frequency of vehicle servicing. Also, there would be no additional costs incurred as no additional equipment is required for vehicles sold by Scania (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. to run on B10.
“Scania continues to be in the forefront of sustainable transport solutions. Our wide range of alternative fuels have been in operation around the world for some time already and including in Southeast Asia. Our customers continue to enjoy profitability while being environmentally-friendly in their operations through reduced CO2 emissions.” says Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Marie Sjödin Enström.
Made possible by our advertisers, readers and business partners, Asian Trucker also won big this month. Following our win at the Magazine Publishers Association Awards last year, we bagged two more awards this time. For the magazine Asian Trucker won “Trade Media of the Year (Bronze)”. Not a small achievement and it was only possible thanks to the dedication, hard work and drive of the teams in our three offices.
"My writing must have impressed some seasoned publishing professionals as I went home with the trophy for the “Editor of the Year (Gold)” award. As you can imagine, I went home with my head held up very high that night," said Stefan Pertz, Editor of Asian Trucker and Asian Buses. "However, this is thanks to the people that let me have their time to conduct interviews and let me have a share of their knowledge. For that, I am grateful, and I will continue to strive to produce the best possible content for our readers."