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.
Every profession brings with it specific health risks. We look at how bus captains can lead a healthier lifestyle will being on the road.
The issue of health for bus drivers is one that we, the Asian Trucker team are very concerned about. We want to continue to keep reminding our readers to change to a healthy lifestyle. This time we learn from Dr Maya Nagaratnam, Consultant Anesthetist and pain specialist in Hospital Pantai Kuala Lumpur about health risks and how to avoid them when you spend long times sitting behind the steering wheel.
AMA Motors to provide training facilities, parts operation and maintenance for operating MAN fleet of buses
MAN Truck & Bus, the leading international bus manufacturer announced that it had won an order to deliver 127 buses to the Ministry of Transport in Bahrain to support their plans in developing a superior public transport net-work within the kingdom from 2015.
Continental has added a new feature to its successful ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system. Automatic Trailer Learning (ATL) can now monitor the condition of tires on trucks and trailers much more easily and practically. Semitrailer tractors with ATL can automatically and wirelessly detect each trailer tire equipped with ContiPressureCheck sensors. This means that the tire pressure monitoring for the trailer matches up with that of the tractor vehicle, even if the semitrailer is frequently changed.
Incorporated in October, Asian Trucker's Singapore office is now officially in business. Headed by journalism veteran Floyd Cowan, the Singapore edition of Asian Trucker has been in the market for three years. Asian Trucker decided to set up a dedicated subsidiary in the island state as a sign of commitment to the market.
In January 2014, the Malaysian government proclaimed the new ‘National Automotive Policy’ (NAP) which partly also focuses on strengthening the energy-efficient vehicles industry. At the same time, the government has also announced gradual removal of fuel and electricity tariff subsidies, therefore indirectly stressing the importance of sustainability issues.
In addition, a vision to strengthen the public transportation system has been developed and is being implemented albeit in phases.
The benefit of using nitrogen benefit in commercial vehicles tyres has been known for many years ago. Nitrogen inflation started in the US. The gas itself, which is an inert gas preventing oxidation, therefore it can be applied to many industries. Nitrogen is a dry and clean gas, it can prevent tyre oxidation. For example, a rubber band, if you leave it for two or three months it will lose its elasticity.