The preliminary stage for this year's Fuelwatch was held on 5 April 2014 in Volvo Malaysia Johor Bahru. It is the fifth consecutive successful year with an expected 700 drivers to participate in the challenge. Some 100 drivers showed up in the first state which is Johor Bahru.
We met with Dr Richard Tucker, the General Manager of Commercial and Industry Fuels and Lubricants Technology of Shell in an exclusive interview to explore how the Shell Rimula and Shell FuelSave Diesel can help businesses to improve their bottom lines. According to him, the three major challenges forced by the global transport industry were the need to make energy work twice as efficiently as it does now, cut CO2 emissions and ensure more diverse supply of energy, especially from renewable sources.
Specialised on commercial tyre retreading, Coltrac Sdn Bhd has recently undergone a rigorous audit, resulting in a top rating according to European standards. This qualified COLTRAC to the authorised Supercool retreader in Malaysia and we recognised them as GIIB Supercool Business Partner (SBP) The company uses 100 % GIIB retreading materials and has been accredited by GIIB for the use of their retread liners. Coltrac is also ISO certified, ensuring that processes are strictly adhered to.
Scania is strengthening its positionin the Taiwanese bus market. The company has recently received orders for 180 bus chassis. In order to provide high uptime for bus and truck operators, Scania will add new workshops to its Taiwanese service network. The 180 chassis will be delivered to two separate customers.
Major bus and coach bodybuilder Bo Sheng Body has continued its long-term cooperation with Scania by ordering 80 Scania K 400 coach chassis. Bo Sheng Body’s main focus is on the tourist coach segment and delivery of the new chassis has already commenced.
In an exclusive media briefing, Mr. Christophe Martin, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia Oceania Sales, shares with us the insights gathered from surveys and plans for the near future. Customers can look forward to an even closer relationship with the Volvo Group and improved services are the cornerstones for the projected growth. To begin the update, Martin welcomes guests to the new Volvo Asia Oceania office in The Metropolis, Tower 2, Singapore. During the session we also met with Mr Ian Sinclair, who had some stories to tell about the driving skills of a certain Mr Floyd Cowan.
The MITSUBISHI FUSO Snap & Win contest was held in 2013 to celebrate FUSO’s Canter’s 50th anniversary. Customers received the initiative well and the contest gathered a positive response with 128 entries. For the snap & win category, only 12 entries were selected for final selection and only 8 are selected as winners.
Students to get knowledge in Scania technology and possibly employment
Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd officially handed over equipment to Institute Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) Kuala Perlis on 20 March 2014 as part of a technological collaboration between the two parties.
The equipment consists of a DC 11 L01 (340 hp) truck engine with stand, GRS 900 truck gearbox with stand, R 780 truck axle with stand and Universal stand with floor panel which is a fixture stand unit for mounting general component’s during rebuilding and repair.
On March 6th, Shell Malaysia awarded contractors and partners who demonstrated exemplary performance in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and for outstanding efforts in stepping up safety leadership behaviours at the inaugural Shell Malaysia Safety Award.
The award aims to promote and build a strong safety culture in the industry by recognising and celebrating great safety performance. Through the success stories, it is hoped others would be inspired to deliver uncompromised safety in their workplace.
We get a whole new perception about marrying a trucker after meeting with this couple.
There is nothing to be worried about if you are marrying a trucker, given you and your partner both know how to play your own role. Salmah bt Johari 39, has been married to Jamil B Shahudin 47, for almost 19 years and they have three sons. They have some more good news as she is confirmed to be pregnant with their fourth child. But how does this relationship work when one partner is always on the road?
In its 5th year, the Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch Challenge endeavors to coach drivers on fuel economy and proper driving skills. As your long term partner, our goal is to help companies reduce wastage and to reduce truck operating costs wherever we can. Based on past feedback, many drivers and companies have benefitted from Fuelwatch and have gone on to take part in the Volvo Trucks Driver Development Program which is currently running free of charge to customers who sign up for it.