Optimizing the operations of running a truck fleet extends into all aspects of a transportation business. Sin Hock Soon, running their own workshop, is benefitting from using a NCH Torrent machine to clean parts. Here is why.
Out of the entire fleet of Sin Hock Soon Group, some 140 trucks are outside the warranty and are being maintained by an in-house team of mechanics. Works carried out includes breakdowns as well as preventive maintenance of the vehicles. In the workshop, adjacent to the office, we also find the NCH Torrent, which the company has been using for the past four years.
We all get a little tired now and then. The worst that can happen to you when working in an office is embarrassment when being found snoozing, but when you move a few tonnes of chemicals in your truck, things look different.
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles (MBM CV) continued to be a strong supporter of the transport and haulage industry throughout 2016. Despite the dip of 13 % in Total Industry Volume (TIV) for 2016, MBM CV delivered a resilient performance, recording a total of 2,612 vehicles sold in 2016 comprising FUSO light duty and heavy duty trucks as well as Mercedes-Benz trucks and vans.
“As part of the Daimler truck division, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles represents first-class product quality and service excellence. With 120 years of experience, we have a deep understanding of our customers’ needs for safety, reliability and economic efficiency. Thanks to our dealer partners and the trust customers have in us, 2016 was a successful year for commercial vehicles. As a new year begins, we renew our commitment to deliver vehicles of the highest quality – Trucks you can trust,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles, Vice President, Mr Albert Yee.
It is a type of motorsport that involves driving trucks in terrifyingly difficult terrain. What is considered difficult here is beyond a layman’s imagination; cavernous mud holes, harsh and unforgiving rocks, and gradients of more than 45 degrees are just some of the obstacles encountered by trucks in these tournaments.
This makes it a sort of Olympics for trucks as it is the attestation to the durability of a truck’s chassis and tyres, the manoeuvrability and ultimately the driving and navigation skills of the truck drivers. The sport was born in the1980s in Europe. In a Truck Trial, the trucks must be all-wheel drive as it is almost impossible to master the terrains without the strength and agility that an all-wheel can provide.
Scania Singapore has delivered their first Euro 6 truck to long-time customer Hong Fa Logistics & Engineering, ushering in a new era to its commitment of providing businesses in Singapore with the widest range of sustainable transport solutions. Hong Fa Logistics & Engineering is a local family-run business in the construction trade specialising in knuckle boom cranes that are responsible for the installation of some of the iconic facades along Orchard Road and the Central Business District.
Chevron Malaysia Limited, which carries the retail brand Caltex, launched its latest product Caltex Power Diesel with Techron D, a new utlra-premium diesel fuel that has triple cleaning power and provides more power and reliability with every fill recently.
Shahid Ahmed, Chevron Malaysia Country Chairman, speaking at the launch of the diesel fuel enhanced with Techron D, emphasized that power and reliability are the promises that the new product is meant to deliver to their customers.
As to educate consumers and make them gain more understanding about crash avoidance technologies, the first ever Stop the Crash Asean 2016 is held at Sepang International Airport on 29 to 30 November.
Speaking during the launching of “Stop the Crash ASEAN 2016”, Transport Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said, from June 2018 onwards, all new models of passenger cars must be equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
ZF SSM recently wrapped up a month-long automotive parts recycling charity programme, which combined both environmental and community components. The funds raised, amounting to RM10,000, was used to assist the Selangor Family Aid Association residents.
This is company’s 2nd Global R&D Centre, after the Global R&D Centre, Europe in the Netherlands, which is operational since 2013. Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman and Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo Tyres Ltd today inaugurated the Global R&D Centre, Asia in the presence of the company’s Supervisory Board of Directors and Members of the Management Board.
Operating a fleet of long haul trucks is never an easy business. Rising maintenance costs and downtime from trucks going into the workshop for service and repair can easily wipe out thinning profits from this increasingly competitive business.
Swan Haulier Sdn Bhd operates a mix fleet of Japanese and Chinese long-haul trucks that ply the roads of Sarawak. Although the trucks operate for long hours due to the vast distances in Sarawak, and often in hilly terrains and dusty conditions that tax the engines to the maximum, the company needed every truck on the road as much as possible.