Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the No. 1 brand in commercial vehicles for all segments, on 13 November 2013 once again provided an experience never to be forgotten. he company provided a showcase of their full model line-up of its LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) the most extensive array of products to date. The experience was further elevated through the opportunity to get up close and personal with these vehicles with a chance to feel the innovation through a test drive.
“HINO trucks are of high quality, durability and reliability. We at HINO are very excited to show you our latest range of trucks. We are the only brand that have a full product line-up from the smallest 4-wheeler to the biggest Prime mover and Bus ” Said Mr. Johnny Chan, Executive Director, Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
To the drivers who always wonder if they are hitting the sweet spot, weather to shift up or what is the optimal revolution range that uses the least amount of fuel, these are the reasons why Quester was developed by UD Trucks. UD Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, and the Quester is made using the Volvo Group's production system after UD joined the Volvo Group.
Quester is the first truck from a Japanese manufacturer to offer hub reduction axles. Two of the configurations have optional bogie lifting axles which help to minimize the fuel consumption and tire life. Some interesting facts:
1. Quester’s titled cab, with engine exposed. The roof hatch doubles as an escape route in the case of accident or fire.
Volvo Malaysia (Volvo) has officially opened on 1st of October, its new dealership center at the Gebeng Industrial Area in Kuantan, Pahang as part of its network expansion strategy to increase and improve on its presence in Malaysia. The centre was officially opened by His Excellency Mr Bengt Carlsson, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia, who was the guest-of-honor.
The move underpins Volvo’s commitment in broadening the offering of its total transport solutions and technologically-advanced product line to its current and potential customers with business operations that ply the east coast region of Malaysia.
Mr Mats Nilsson, Managing Director, Volvo Malaysia said, “The opening of this new dealership reflects our strong business commitment and network development strategy in line with our corporate direction to be more customer-focused and to strengthen relationship. It is also in response to the growing needs of the east coast region”
Leading logistics service providers, DHL and UPS, global home furnishing retailer IKEA, and technology leaders HP and Lenovo, supported by partners, Green Transformation Lab and Clean Air Asia, have joined together as founding members to incorporate Green Freight Asia as a non-profit association in Singapore, emerging from an informal network created in 2011 by Green Transformation Lab and Clean Air Asia, along with 25 shippers, logistics companies and carriers.
"Logistics costs as percentage of GDP range from about 14% in India and 18% in China to 24% in Indonesia, compared to about 10% in the US, Europe and Japan. Fuel scarcity and rising fuel prices pose a higher risk to economies in Asia." explained Stephan Schablinski, newly appointed Executive Director of Green Freight Asia.
Choosing the right fuel for your commercial fleet can make the difference between profit and loss. The right fuel selection is also crucial for the health of your engine. We will show you what to look out for when it comes to pumpin g the right fuels.
And once we have put you in motion, we will talk about keeping you going on the black gold of the commercial vehicle industry: Tyres. It may be as simple as the five words "Right tyres; right tyre pressure". Let us give you some insights that keep you rolling longer for less.
"We are excited about this" says Stefan Pertz, Editor of the Malaysian and Hong Kong edition of Asian Trucker Magazine. "Ian and his team are very experienced and within short time they have achieved a lot in order to get the first issue done and ready for publication".
The first issue will be out in the next couple of days, being sent to key companies in the logistics and transport industry. The quality and approach will be the same our readers already know from us: top quality. Long stories and the latest from OEMs, aftermarket and reports about developments in the industry will be the hallmark of the magazine.
Later on, a Thai E-newsletter will be added and events are also planned for.
The annual Volvo Trucks Malaysia Fuelwatch Challenge 2013 concluded with a crescendo as cheers echoed at the announcement of Malaysia’s most fuel efficient trucker at a gala dinner this evening.
The Champion, Mr Zamri bin Abd Rahman of Konsortium Logistic Bhd, Shah Alam, defeated close to 500 truckers nationwide, who took part in the Challenge to vie for the top spot since the preliminary rounds kicked off on 30th April this year. His victory was cemented by the lowest fuel consumption recording of just 1 litre to 4.07 kilometres in a 40-kilometre final drive challenge held in Shah Alam this morning.
The first runner-up is Mr Azahar bin Ahmad of MISC Integrated Logistic Sdn Bhd, Kuantan, who recorded a fuel consumption of 1 litre to 3.77 kilometres and the second runner-up is Mr Abdul Najib bin Othman of Kontena Nasional Bhd, Prai, with fuel consumption of 1 litre to 3.28 kilometres.
Recently, truck number 1500 rolled out of the production in Kapar, the manufacturing base for Sinotruk where Asia Automotive Industries (AAI) is based. When Sinotruk Malaysia started, prime movers were the first vehicles to be offered: 6 x 4, 6 x 2 and 4 x 2 HOWOs were the core of the product line-up. "Our strategy is working" says Mr. Loo, COO of Sinotruk Malaysia. The idea, according to him, was to bring in a product first that would allow the brand to establish itself through the ability to sell volume. "There is no point to start with SPVs as one does not reach critical mass fast enough. You need to start with products that can be purchased in batches by customers. This will allow for a rapid expansion, both in terms of vehicle sales and service network. How to handle service and maintenance of a only a few trucks?" he explains.
Today, the company has a wide range in the portfolio, covering prime movers, mixers and tippers. The latest addition is a new engine variant for the 6 x 4 prime mover, offering some 420 HP. This version of the HOWO will develop more torque at lower revs: 420 HP will be available at 2000 Rpm and 1850 Nm torque from 1100 - 1500 Rpm, which gives the HOWO even better fuel economy and pulling-power.
Companies should place significant investment in training and educating their heavy transport vehicle drivers, in view of the increasing number of road accidents involving them.
According to The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), heavy vehicles transporting goods have contributed to 28% of all road accidents in the country involving public vehicles with 116,037 in 2010 and 125,648 in 2011.
Road Transport Department (RTD) director of Automotive Engineering Division, Mohamad Dalib revealed today there are currently over 8 million active lorry drivers and that 87% of all road accidents are caused by human error.