Asian Trucker kicked off the year by hosting a Media Round Table to lead up to MIBTC 2015.
The discussion was recorded and the podcast is now available in the Magazine section of our Website. There are more to come as we upload Part 2 as well. On March 24th we will hold another round table. Our second round table will also be recorded for podcasts.
The Media Round Table on "Impact of AFTA on commercial Vehicle Industry" was kindly supported by Supercool.
An official press conference was held on 23 January 2015 to publicize another initiative by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). The collaboration between SPAD, Cityliner Sdn Bhd and MARA Liner Sdn Bhd will result in the roll out of new stage bus services in Seremban and Kangar respectively, which will provide passengers in these locations with more efficient and reliable services.
Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (‘S.P.A.D’ or the ‘Commission’) is pleased to inform that school children traveling in legal school buses will continue to be covered under the School Children Insurance Scheme in 2015. This insurance scheme was announced by Y.A.B. Prime Minister during the tabling of the 2013 Budget where the government appointed S.P.A.D. as the facilitating agency.
Through a collaboration between subsidiaries of Putrajaya Corporation, Pengangkutan Awam Putrajaya Sdn Bhd (PAPSB), Eh Eh Bazaar Sdn Bhd and a strategic cooperation with Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia (DPMM) WP Putrajaya Buses have seen the first BusFest Putrajaya. Through this inaugrual event in 2014, Buses were given a new platform for exposure of the industry.
Upsetting some preconceptions a Ricardo study done in the UK demonstrates that new vehicles are not necessarily better in terms of emissions.
In an extension of a study by the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company fleet in partnership with HORIBA, Ricardo research has shown that some of the oldest vehicles can also be the cleanest, if retrofitted with the latest low emissions exhaust aftertreatment technology.
Daimler’s sustainable transportation concepts are meeting with a great response all over the world. At a forum organised by Mercedes-Benz and FUSO the companies provided information about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to almost 100 customers as well as Japanese politicians, administrative officials, and media representatives. BRT is a local public transport concept in which regular-service buses travel along dedicated lanes and have separate stops and traffic light settings in order to ensure reliable inner-city mobility. Interest in intelligent mobility services is especially strong in Tokyo as the city will host the Summer Olympics in 2020.
Shell’s innovative work in developing fuels and lubricants for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula OneTM is bringing about pioneering products, not just to the sport but for use by the ordinary motorist too.
At first glance, a high-powered Formula One car and a regular road car might not seem to share many similarities. But, while for the most part they are indeed worlds apart, they are not so dissimilar in one respect: they both run on very similar fuels and motor oils.
Beside the drivers, technicians play an important role in maintaining the condition of the trucks. They are the group of people that have the expertise to fix any problem in a truck or bus and top find an appropiate solution. Scania Malaysia Top Team Competition 2014-2015 edition is a global competition that is held every two years. Each of the Scania markets will run their national competition similarly to the one we witnessed this past weekend in Malaysia. The competition is the mixture of a theory and practical sessions in a number of stations.
In a move to provide enhanced service for commuters, the Land Public Transport Commission (S.P.A.D.) announced the relocation of east coast bound express bus services from Hentian Bus Putra (HBP) to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), effective 1 December 2014. The affected destination involves trips to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.