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.
After the huge success of the first instalment, exhibitors and delegates can look forward to an even more exciting and bigger exhibition in 2015.
Encouraged by the overwhelming response to the exhibition in 2013, Asian Trucker has decided to host the next MIBTC in 2015. The event will take place in MIECC, The Mines, the same location as last year's exhibition. It will be a three day event from 14 - 16 May 2015.
Asia-Pacific’s premier annual trade event for alternative fuel in transportation is back.
The Alternative Fuel Transport Exhibition and conference for Asia pacific that will be held from 28-30 April at BITEC in Bangkok, endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Sustainable Transport Foundation and supported by the Ministry of Industry and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau. Over 40 countries will take part in this exhibition and Asian Trucker will be exhibiting too.
The AFT Asia 2014 exhibition and conference will highlight the latest technologies, developments and policies driving alternative fuel transport into the next decade.
The sum total of Kit Loong's Sigma Formula is a win-win for all involved after Syarikat Logistic Petikemas Sdn Bhd signed a holistic tyre management deal
Gathered from various locations, Kit Loong and Petikemas staff witnessed the signing of this milestone contract for Kit Loong. Kenneth Teh was clearly delighted as all the hard work his team has put into this agreement finally came to fruition. "We are offering a unique solution for the commercial vehicle industry. This 3-year agreement is for the total management of the tyres of Piketemas' fleet and it is based on CPK, Cost per Kilometre" he says. Included is the breakdown service from Kit Loong Commercial Tyres and according to Teh, all elements of the fabled Kit Loong Sigma Formula come into play in this deal that was brokered over the last nine months.
China pulls out all stops for a truck race with more than 40 racers from ten teams to compete with each other in this exciting race.
Even just reading about it on the inter
net, the excitement and thrill about this race shows in the pictures. This competition took place at Juma River in Laishui county, Hebei province. This is the fourth leg of the 2013 Shaanqi Cup China Super Truck Race.
Another publicity stunt to focus the public’s attention is their only female racer who took part in the truck race. The key differentiator that distinguishes this race from other truck races in America and Europe is that China held this competition as an off-road truck race, besides rallies that typically take days, most likely the only such event in the world.
There are no excuses if living a healthier lifestyle if it is your goal. Trucking is a profession where it is easy to succumb to unhealthy habits or daily routines as you will be driving all day long, sleeping in the cab and eating at truck stops. Let’s take a leap ahead to avoid all the unwanted illness or disease so you can be healthier on the road.
Customized Meal Plan Choosing your meal is always a vital part as you need a meal that can supply you enough protein, vitamins and energy your body needs to get through your day. Make sure you have mineral water in your truck to ensure your body stays hydrated for extra miles. Bring a healthy snack along with you. This could be fruits, nut protein bars and others that are not chocolate bars, but give you a juicy bite. Include taking vitamins into your daily routine to add extra nutrients to your body.