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.
Logistics and warehousing is one of the key markets in Malaysia. Being a hub in the region, with easily accessible ports and superb infrastructure, the country is a major player in ASEAN. The LogisWare 2016 exhibition showcased the full spectrum of logistics and warehousing products, technology and solutions. It was also involving local and international participants to boost the industry into the next level.
Continental announced the launch of a tire information and management system for commercial fleets. The new offer, called “ContiConnect” monitors, analyzes and reports tire pressure and temperature for the entire fleet based on data collected by the proven ContiPressureCheck sensors. ContiConnect notifies the fleet manager and offers corrective measures if needed, for instance through a Conti360° service partner. An online portal provides transparent reports on the fleet’s tire performance and overall efficiency. With its launch in Q2 2017, ContiConnect will be available in key markets in Asia Pacific, Europe and The Americas.
Trade-related freight transport is expected to grow by a factor of 4.3 between 2010 and 2050, but addressing climate change requires that it become more energy efficient, an UNCTAD official said, outlining a series of solutions ahead of an UNCTAD meeting at COP 22 on freight efficiency early November.