TC Trucks Sales Sdn Bhd (“TC Trucks Sales”), a subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (“Tan Chong Motor”) has scored another milestone in its business recently with the Malaysia launch of the new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis by China's Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co Ltd (“King Long”). Available in two chassis variants, namely the premium XMQ6120AS-P and standard XMQ6120AS-S specifications, this new bus is aimed at fleet owners and tour and travel operators.
Singapore remains as the leading country in Asia, and second in the world, in terms of readiness to embrace autonomous vehicles (AV) for the second time, according to KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which measures various countries’ preparedness and openness to AV technology.
Local bus operators are left in a bind since the decommissioning of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) that has resulted in them not being able to renew their permits. About 30% of the buses in the industry are affected by this issue.
The 12th edition of Tyrexpo Asia will be co-located with GarageXpo Asia and Automotive Aftermarket Asia, Singapore EXPO, 19-21 March 2019.
Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year by co-locating with GarageXpo 2019 and Automotive Aftermarket Asia 2019. This move brings together an even more comprehensive community of automotive players in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retreading and fleet operation as well as car workshop owners and aftermarket accessory enthusiasts.
The UITP Global Public Transport Summit (Stockholm 9-12 June 2019) is the largest of its kind in public transport and urban mobility and the event where the sector will gather to discuss the current state of play, and what that future will look like. Leading the debate will be UITP’s Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani.
Sendok Group Opens New Kuantan 4S Centre with Launch of a New Sinotruk Heavy-Duty Model and 100 Units in Fleet Delivery to Customers.
Sendok Group is a Malaysia-based multi-faceted business conglomerate with its principal business in the import-export and trading of used automobile spare parts, trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. It is also the official distributor of the Sinotruk brand of commercial vehicles in Malaysia. On 26 January the company celebrated the opening of its brand new 4S centre in Kuantan. The centre is a collaboration between Sendok Group as the distributor and assembler in Malaysia and TTS Engineering Group Sdn Bhd, a well-established truck solutions provider in Kuantan. The date also marks the 10th year of the company being an official distributor of Sinotruk vehicles.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke defended the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) which has been criticised by the public for the delay in processing licence applications. APAD, previously known as the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), began operating on January 7 and was described as going through some “teething problems”.
In conjunction with Thaipusam festivities happening this upcoming Monday, Rapid KL has introduced two special and “limited-time only” routes for devotees and visitors to the Batu Caves temple in Gombak District. This two day only service will run from 20th January to 21st January.
At Busworld South East Asia 2019, Volvo Buses will be showcasing three of its product; the Volvo B11R, B8R and B8RLE. After 10 years of absence from the Indonesian bus market, Volvo Buses are proud to announce their come back at the upcoming bus exhibition, Busworld South East Asia 2019. There, Volvo buses will be launching their premium product range, bringing the successful experience from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and many other Asian countries to Indonesia.
The My100 unlimited travel pass allows users to utilise all services from Prasarana including MRT, LRT, monorail, BRT Sunway, RapidKL buses and MRT feeder buses for the price of RM100 monthly. Speaking at a press conference in Bangsar, Transport Minister Anthony Loke is extremely happy with the subscription rate of the travel pass since it was launched on the 1st of December 2018.
School bus fares will not be increased despite the weekly fuel price float, assured Mohd Ropik Mohd Yusof, president of the Association of School Bus Malaysia (GPBSM).
"Although fuel prices will float on a weekly basis, it will not have any effect on school bus fares in 2019. However, I hope all parties, including entrepreneurs, to not take advantage of the implementation of the fuel price float," he said.