For decades, Hino Motors has been doing its best to present to corporate clients world-class trucks of varying range, while boasting its reliability, ease of operation and durability which are crucial elements for truck owners. After years of dedication and firm commitment to continuous technology breakthroughs and sustainable development, the debut of all new Hino 300 Hybrid is now a readily available option calling for environmental-conscience corporate clients. The debut reflects a strong commitment to a sustainable development in the Hong Kong market and showcases the vision of Hino Motors in setting a new standard for driving efficiency and comfort in the form of the debut of the All New Hino 300 Hybrid.
Given its centralized geographic position, much attention has been given to Thailand’s prowess to become the logistic hub in ASEAN. And in the light of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, the country of which logistic competency ranks the 3rd in Southeast Asia region as of 2012 (just behind Singapore and Malaysia) is expected to experience a change in the competitive landscape of the transportation, logistic and trade industries in the country - fuelling a strong growth momentum on all trades via Thailand linkage with CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Burma, and Vietnam) countries.
Mr. Mueller, Managing Director of MAN Malaysia signs as the first official member of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club last night! Saying that this is an initiative worth supporting, he joined to be part of the community and to show support to the vision and mission of the club.
The Japanese Daimler subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation presented itself at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show under the motto “Building Together”. True to thismotto, the two commercial vehicle subsidiaries MFTBC and DICV are bundling their Asian business under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia with a view to generating further sales growth in Asia and Africa. To this end, Daimler Trucks Asia will invest 300 million euro in the international sales and production structures on schedule in the period from 2014 to 2018. By the year 2020, around 290,000 units of the FUSO and BharatBenz brand are to be sold worldwide.
About 55 percent of Asia’s total trade wasconducted within the region in 2012, up from 45 percent 10 years ago. We also see the Free Trade Agreements being signed between countries in Asia as a positive development for the future. Currently the number of exporters using the FTA’s is small but growing.
The ASEAN-China FTA will provide a boost for trade in the region and should help ease delays at Customs particularly on the road borders where we see the most potential for growth in trade.
The Air Pollution Control (Air Pollutant Emission) (Controlled Vehicles) Regulation was gazetted on October 25 to phase out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles and to introduce a 15-year service limit for newly registered diesel commercial vehicles.
This year's race, which will be the 6th since Dakar Rally organizers relocated the race to South America, will be a milestone race for HINO TEAM SUGAWARA in that this will be the last and culminating year in its 3-year development program that it launched in 2011 to develop a new racing truck, as well as the first year in the development of a truck powered by the new A09C engine. Car 2, the new racing truck that will be piloted by the Teruhito Sugawara/Hiroyuki Sugiura crew, is an upgraded version of the truck that entered the 2013 race as Car 1 and has received further power upgrades to its common rail fuel-injected J08C engine.
Within the South East Asia Region each country has its own set of challenges and opportunities, driven by demographics such as Singapore for example, which is a small but technically advanced country and Vietnam which requires long-haul trucking to cover the distance between major cities but does not yet have world class infrastructure in place across the nation.
From this analysis there are several trends that can be identified. These will not only impact the trucking industry per se, but also how the transport sector will develop and address needs driven by customer demand.