28 finalists from around the world competed for the title “World’s most fuel efficient driver” in Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2016. The winner was Tomáš Horčička from the Czech Republic. In this year’s challenge competitors were evaluated on both fuel savings and time, setting a high bar for the drivers’ skills as well as for the trucks.
Who wouldn't say that they are fascinated by speed? Racing and the breaking of land-speed records have fascinated us since the invention of motor vehicles. Recently, Volvo broke not just one, but two records, following a Hollywood-like build up the release of the video of the truck beating the previous records. Here are some facts and notes on the fastest trucks we have seen.
The third largest tyre brand in the USA, takes the next step in expanding its reach by announcing its BFGoodrich Route Control and BFGoodrich Cross Control range of truck tyres at The Holiday Inn, Kuala Lumpur, Glenamarie.
Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tyre brands, has appointed Ben Hoge to head its operations in Malaysia as Managing Director, Goodyear Malaysia effective 1st August 2016. Ben Hoge will succeed Andy Cooper, who was Interim Managing Director at Goodyear Malaysia.
UD Quester trucks were first introduced in Malaysia in 2013. Followed by that, introduced earlier this year in May, the new Quester 8L has been launched. Currently, the 8 liter version of the Quester is making its way across Malaysia as part of the Quester Open House event, organised by TCIE.
Key Ministry Officials and Global Majors Expected at 2nd Myanmar Manufacturing & 3rd Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summits in Yangon on 26-29 September
H.E. U Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister, Ministry of Industry will deliver the opening address at CMT’s upcoming 2nd Myanmar Manufacturing & Mr. Min Lwin, Director General, Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport & Communications will do likewise at 3rd Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summits that run consecutive from 26 to 29 September at the PARKROYAL Yangon.
Volvo Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Volvo Trucks) reinforced their long-term commitment to national road safety by further promoting their “Know Your Blind Spots” and “Stop, Look & Wave” initiatives, which aim to create awareness on keeping safe when driving or facing large trucks on the road. Launched at Volvo Trucks’ recent Fuelwatch Challenge, the company showcased both initiatives to participants and spectators at the inaugural Lafarge Malaysia Berhad Truck Driving competition. The competition, held at the MAEPS and organised in collaboration with Volvo Trucks, focuses on developing competent drivers by providing them technical skills and inculcating safe driving behaviour.
Aimed at promoting safe and responsible driving amongst commercial vehicle drivers, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles recently organised the long-awaited Truck Drivers’ League competition. Back by popular demand, the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Commercial Vehicles Truck Drivers’ League provides a valuable platform for Mercedes-Benz ACTROS drivers to hone their driving skills and compete in this iconic event.
First held in 2012, the Truck Drivers’ League is open to all drivers in the employ of Mercedes-Benz ACTROS customers. The participants must also possess a valid truck driving license and have undergone the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Training. A total of 120 eager participants signed up for the Truck Drivers’ League to help sharpen their maintenance, upkeep, safety and economical driving skills, thus ultimately contributing to creating safer roads in Malaysia.
Iveco opens a new direct communication channel with its customers in the Asia/Pacific markets with the new, specially developed ‘MY IVECO’ application.
Iveco launched its new ‘MY IVECO’ app with the aim of building an even closer relationship with its wide customer base in the Asia/Pacific region. The free app offers an easy and user-friendly platform, with up-to-date content and a host of useful features.
In a private audience, His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj, talks to Asian Trucker about the truck that has made headlines all over the world: a one of a kind Mack.
What we knew about the truck was that it had been built in Australia, is the world’s most expensive truck and a vehicle that has been highly customised. Upon arrival in Malaysia, the truck was on public display as it would be forming part of a convoy that would tour Johor in an annual event organized by His Majesty. We have had the chance to not only see the truck for an exclusive photo shoot, but also conducted an exclusive interview with the royal owner-driver.
JPLogistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johor Port Berhad and member of MMC Group, was established in 1996 and has been using Volvo Trucks since year 2006. The company deals with a diverse range of facilities and expertise to meet the transportation and shipping requirements of commercial entities.