Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) on 20th October announced the relocation of the Northern Corridor Bus services from Pudu Sentral to Terminal Bandar Tasik Selatan (TBS) effective 1 November, 2015. The affected destination involves trips to Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.
Road accidents can be prevented or reduced by enhancing the quality and application of engineering, education and enforcement. These include our roads, vehicles, maintenance, drivers, regulators and other road users.
Casualties too can be curtailed by speedy and proper rescue, or the toll would rise if injured victims were left unattended for an extended period.
Recently, a tanker crashed into a tour bus at the 94th kilometre of the North-South Expressway near Yong Peng.
YS Chan, a Transportation Consultant based in Kuala Lumpur looks ar this incident and critically evaluates the situation from various angles.
The city bus system AVE 130 from ZF impressively demonstrates the potential e-mobility provides for commercial vehicles today and in the future: It is both an advanced low-floor axle and a fully-fledged 250 kilowatt electric drive. It considerably reduces consumption in hybrid or purely electric configurations. Moreover, the axle can function very well as the only drive source in buses with absolutely zero local emissions. Because of this and other benefits, the AVE 130 has now secured the eCarTec Award 2015 in the “Powertrain & Electronics” category. ZF representatives accepted the award during the official award ceremony on October 19, 2015 in Munich.
The Bus Industry Confederation of Australia (BIC) are taking a large delegation of Australian based bus operators, manufacturing and supplier organisations and government officials to Singapore for the 2015 BIC National Conference at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
The event will start on November 8 for a 3 day program that assembles speakers and experts on the future of public transport and how we move people in, around and through cities.
One hundred years to the day that the company was entered into the trade register, ZF Friedrichshafen AG celebrated its momentous anniversary. On Wednesday evening, around 1 500 international guests from the automotive industry, business, government, and the community as well as friends and business partners of the company traveled to Lake Constance to attend the gala event at the trade show grounds in Friedrichshafen.
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.