Swift Haulage Berhad Expands Prime Mover Fleet in Prai with Ten Volvo FM

Created: 18.April 2022

SWIFT HAULAGE BERHAD Swift Haulage Berhad (“Swift”), Malaysia’s largest haulier and leading integrated logistics service provider took delivery of ten Volvo FM440 prime movers from Volvo Trucks Malaysia (”Volvo Trucks Malaysia”).

This delivery is the first batch of a total order of 30 Volvo FM440 prime movers that will be handed over to Swift over the next one year. Volvo Trucks Malaysia handed over the ten (10) brand new Volvo trucks to Swift in an official ceremony held at the Volvo Trucks Dealership in Prai, Penang. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the senior leadership teams of both Swift and Volvo Trucks Malaysia.

Malaysia’s largest haulier by fleet size and TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) volume, Swift first started in 2011 with container haulage and land transportation. Swift has since grown to be Malaysia’s leading integrated logistics service provider, offering logistics solutions ranging from container haulage, land transportation, warehousing and container
depot, and freight forwarding services. Swift boasts a commanding market position supported by a fleet of over 1 500 prime movers and handles an annual volume of over 600 000 TEUs.

The purchase of 30 units of new Volvo FM440 prime movers is part of Swift’s on-going fleet expansion programme. These prime movers will be strategically deployed / assigned to support the newly extended warehouse in Seberang Prai, Penang and expansion in Taiping with new branch operations. To recap, the warehouse extention added 107,000 square feet of capacity and and has begun operations (CCC obtained in March 2022).

Mr. Loo Yong Hui, Group CEO of Swift Haulage Berhad said, “April 2022 has truly been an eventful month. Our newly expanded Seberang Prai Warehouse has started
operations, our Taiping office has opened, and we took delivery of ten Volvo FM440 prime movers. The handover of the prime movers from Volvo Trucks Malaysia is timely as it coincides with the commencement of operations in our Seberang Prai Warehouse. We plan our fleet expansions strategically so that we are able to serve our customers better. The additional warehouse capacity will be well supported by the additional Volvo prime movers, leading to better service levels and increased customer satisfaction.”

He added, ”Swift has been using Volvo prime movers since 2013. This has made Volvo Trucks Malaysia a reliable partner to Swift over the years as we shared a joint belief in the highest standards of safety, efficiency and reliability. Looking to the future, Swift will continue to expect and demand the highest standards in product quality and aftersales service whilst keeping an eye on Volvo’s technological strides in electro mobility.”

Volvo Trucks has proven its mettle of setting the bar of industry standards of distinction and will continuously strive to raise the bar in product, service excellence, cost efficiency by implementing our customers-focused business centricity plan. Building on the theme of sustainability in not just performance and market delivery, Volvo Trucks and Swift are in it for the long haul with an eye towards electro mobility of the future.

"When we encounter ambitious partners that demand the very best in the highest standards of what we take pride in safety and technology for the future, Volvo Trucks is
more than eager to rise to the occasion. We take great pride in building sustainable relationships of trust that last and we are proud to be by Swift's side today and for the
years to come," said Anthony O’Connell, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Malaysia.

“Swift is a prestigious customer in the logistics and transportation segment and they have high expectations on safety and product quality when it comes to their selection and choice of transportation partners. We are honored to be Swift's choice and we are truly humbled and grateful for your continued trust in adding 30 units of Volvo Trucks to your fleet. We are proud to share your ambitions and aspirations for the future; driving forward as one," added O’Connell.