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.
Fajar flew to Jakarta for INAPA, ASEAN's Largest International Expo in order to report from this annual event so that our readers won't miss out on any events happening in our industry. The show took place from 18 to 21 March 2015 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.
The 7th Indonesia International Auto Parts, Accessories and Equip Exhibition 2015 conclude with another record number of exhibitors and visitors.
On 21 June 1915, a new company was entered in the trade register of the City of Nuremberg: "Lastwagenwerke M.A.N.-Saurer". The company was established as a joint venture between Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG and Saurer, a Swiss producer of commercial vehicles. The first MAN-Saurer 3-tonne truck soon left the joint factory in Lindau at Lake Constance. It was followed by the first buses, which were used as long-distance buses by the Imperial Post Office and transported passengers as well as letters and parcels. This was the beginning of commercial vehicle manufacturing at MAN, a success story that has not only shaped the history of the company itself. MAN has significantly influenced the development of trucks and buses with its advanced and often revolutionary innovations for the last 100 years – and is still continuing to do so.
"For almost two decades, commercial vehicle manufacturers around the globe have been relying on ZF's AS Tronic transmission range when it comes to automatic gear shifting," explains Fredrik Staedtler, Head of ZF's Commercial Vehicle Technology division based in Friedrichshafen. "It is considered a milestone in drive development and has meanwhile become indispensable in modern-day commercial transport." ZF developed the first fully automated commercial vehicle transmission with the AS Tronic in 1997. Apart from the then development partner Iveco, today numerous other major international truck manufacturers put their trust in the automatic transmission system by ZF. However, the low-wear AS Tronic is also used in coaches, construction equipment, and in rail vehicles.
Rest stops along the highways or R n R as they are typically called in Malaysia are important waypoints during our travels. While the general public only uses rest areas when people travel, bus drivers use it daily, especially coaches travelling long distances. That is why, rest area facilities matter for these drivers. During our recent road show at rest stop areas, I have had a closer look at the facilities provided to see how these can help drivers to keep a healthier lifestyle while at work.
The Scania Driver Competitions (SDC) is one of the most recognized competition for drivers of trucks and buses in Malaysia, given the high level of skill required of the drivers and stringent judging criteria.
In addition to the high standards, the 2014/2015 edition will be even tougher now with the participation of drivers from Singapore, thus raising the stakes of the competition.
Based on the quality and successes of the preceding editions, MICHELIN, the market leader in tyre technology, has returned to the SDC as the Official Sponsor for the fourth time since this competition was held in Malaysia given the brand’s perfect compatibility with Scania’s trucks and buses.