Asian Trucker sent Fajar, our writer for a defensive driving training course. Instead of just encouraging the truckers and public to follow the rules and regulations in driving, we want our team apply these practices it in their daily driving routine as well. Fajar, aged 23, has never been to any driving courses after she got her driving license. Before the course started we were wondering if she still remembers the do and don’ts of safe driving. The training was conducted by Mr Sean Khoo, a principal consultant at his training company.
It was an interesting morning to start with the vibes in National Zoo Malaysia, where Continental’s event took place, setting the stage for a press conference of a differnent type. Continental Tyres PJ has taken the first step to be involved in the wildlife sponsorship program by sponsoring a horse from the National Zoo. As for the German based manufacturing organization, corporate social responsibility is not just about sponsoring animals, but a continuous process of instilling the importance of wildlife conservation among their employees and to support environment initiatives.
Stefan Dorski takes over as MD for Scania Siam, and he assures that the brand delivery will be as customer focussed as ever. He lets us know how he is planning to achieve further growth in Thailand.
It is when you meet Dorski for the first time that you immediately say “Now, this is a Scania-man through and through”. Living, breathing the brand he has been with the company since he graduated from Uppsala University in Sweden back in 2006. Joining the company straight after obtaining his degree he first worked in the engineering division before moving on to fleet sales. “It was a great time, completely different as you get to work with clients and not suppliers!” he said. Next he coordinated cooperation between European markets before moving to Frankfurt, Germany in April 2010.
Scania CV AB has appointed the experienced Marie Sjödin Enström as the new Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.
She replaces James Armstrong who has ended his five-year tenure and will now be assigned as Managing Director of Scania Central European Region, based in Prague, Czech Republic.
A Swede, Marie began her career with Scania in 1984. Her last position was as Managing Director of Scania Assistance at Scania CV AB, Sweden where she was the global head and was responsible for eight centres in Europe and Latin America.
Malaysia is soon going to celebrate the “Hari Raya” festival in July. Along with this upcoming festival, Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia is collaborating with the Road Safety Department (JKJR) and Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd in organizing the Hari Raya Tyres Safety Check Campaign 2015 from June 5 to July 5.
The official launch was officiated by Mr Cameron Wilson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales PLT and TT Malaysia of Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Tuan Haji Jasmi bin Yusoff, Director, Policy and Innovation Division, Road Safety Department (JKJR) and Mr. Badrul H Mahmud, Head of Retail Marketing, Malaysia of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdh Bhd.
The first elevated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT-Sunway Line) was launched on June 1st at its headquarters in Sunway.
The BRT-Sunway Line is the latest initiative aimed at enhancing mobility and reducing traffic congestion in the Klang Valley.
The BRT-Sunway line was implemented under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme in collaboration with Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and Sunway Bhd.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the project which combined the convenient features of a light rail transit system with the usage of dedicated lanes, environmentally friendly buses as well as customer-friendly infrastructure.
Najib said that it was his wish to see the development of an efficient public transportation system.
"If you see in develop countries, the people use public transportation even though they have cars. What we need is to promote public transportation," he said.
Najib said that the BRT which used electric buses would be able to reduce carbon footprint.
"There are too many private vehicles on the road and they are the contributing factor of carbon emissions. What we want to do is reduce the emissions," he said.
Najib also hoped that the BRT project would be replicated nationwide.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks to a bus driver during the launch of the first Bus Rapid Transit system in Malaysia at Sunway BRT Complex in Petaling Jaya. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, June 1, 2015.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak speaks to a bus driver during the launch of the first Bus Rapid Transit system in Malaysia at Sunway BRT Complex in Petaling Jaya. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, June 1, 2015."I would like to see this project being carried out in other parts of the country," he said.
Rides on the BRT are free for the first two months beginning tomorrow.
Prasarana chairman Tan Sri Ismail Adam said that the initiative marks a new beginning in the country's public transportation system.
He hoped that the other corporate companies would come forward to collaborate with Prasarana under the PPP.
"We have the experience of building the BRT so we hope the success of this project will inspire other companies to collaborate with us," he said, adding that they have completed the project three weeks ahead of schedule.
Meanwhile, Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffery Cheah said that he was proud to participate in the PPP together with Prasarana.
He said that the historic partnership underscored the commitment between private companies and the government.
"We believe that this project will serve as a catalyst for other public and private initiatives," he said.
The 5.4km line, which costs RM634 million, is 70% funded by Prasarana, 15% by Sunway Bhd and 15% by the PPP facilitation fund called UKAS.
The BRT system will be utilising 15 electric buses which will serve 500,000 users in Bandar Sunway and Subang Jaya, Selangor.
The BRT has dedicated lanes and environmentally friendly buses that are equipped with disabled friendly features.
There are seven stations and one park-and-ride facility at Sunway University Monash station. A flat rate of RM4 will be charged at the Sunway University Monash station's park-and-ride facility from June 2 to August 1.
Giti Tire is set to officially announce the soft launching of its Giti brand commercial tire products in the ASEAN region at the Malaysia International Bus, Truck, and Components Expo (MIBTC) Mines International Exhibition Centre, Jalan Dulang, Mines Wellness City, Seri Kembangan on May 14, 2015.
At the exhibition, Giti Tire had a large booth display, where commercial vehicle tire products can be viewed. Director of International Sales & Marketing for Commercial Tires, Mr. Chris Bloor, the VIP presenter for “The Essential Elements for Excellent Tire Performance & Cost Management” on May 15, 11am. In addition, Giti will introduce three new products for the first time in the ASEAN market.
Scania Malaysia has rolled out a new lineup of purpose built vehicles at the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo 2015 (MIBTC) to meet the demands for the expanding construction and travel/passenger transportation industries in Malaysia.
The “First Class” Scania Marcopolo is a complete coach with a complete solution for operators. This premium coach comes with high and consistent exterior and interior built quality, together with a reliable, safe and comfortable performance for passengers.
South East Asia's Largest Commercial Vehicle Expo Returns with Strong Line-up of Fringe Programs and Local and International Exhibitors
The Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo (MIBTC 2015), South East Asia's largest exhibition dedicated to commercial vehicles will open from 14 to 16 May 2015 at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), with a strong line-up of exhibitors and exciting fringe programs. The second instalment of MIBTC is supported by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and 15 other local and global organizations, including top brands from the commercial vehicle industry as exhibitors.