Held for the 66th time, the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover, Germany, had a lot of innovations and improvements to show, impressing with a coherent message from the participating companies. Asian Trucker went to scoop up the latest from the show.
If there was ever a show where so many exhibitors were singing the same song from the same book, then it would have been this year’s IAA in Hannover Germany. Opening its doors on 22 September, all major exhibitors preached the reduction of cost for truck operators by using high-tech with alternative fuels, new materials and disruptive new ways of doing business.
Another handover ceremony of Scania trucks before the year ends. SMG has added new Scania trucks to SMGs fleet as part of its expansion to cater for the increase in the haulage and loader business.
SMG’s first two Scania trucks were purchased in the year 2014. As the business volume seemed to increase, SMG decided to purchase another two of the Scania P410LA6X2MSZ and they was handed to the Managing Director of SMG, Mr Kanapathy Raman Satish by the Sales Director for Scania Southest Asia, Tuan Haji Idros Puteh on the 7th of October.
Shell has a history that spans 125 years in Malaysia and it is no surprise that Shell Rimula, the company’s range of Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils, has also been providing trucks and heavy vehicles with reliable protection that has grown to be synonymous with the brand, over the years.
As a leader in the local haulage industry, Taipanco Sdn Bhd (Taipanco) relies on high-quality, durable transportation to move containers for its clients. And as the company expands its horizons, there’s even more need to provide the right type of transport to meet ever-changing customer demands.
After much consideration and research, Taipanco turned to Volvo Trucks and its FM 440 6x2 prime mover trucks to give their customers an edge. Having experienced firsthand the reliability, performance and safety of Volvo trucks, the company recently purchased seven FM 440 trucks to add to their fleet of 197 prime movers and over 728 trailer units.
The central theme at the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016 was ‘Tomorrow's Service & Mobility’. A record 4,820 exhibitors from 76 countries took part, including leading players from industry, workshops and retail, and they offered an impressive demonstration of the ways in which the industry is changing as connected cars come to the fore. Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH: “With these impressive figures, Automechanika is continuing to build on its position as the world's leading platform for the automotive aftermarket. In addition to countless impressive smart vehicles that are already connected, the struggle for data was one of the hottest topics of discussion at the trade fair.” As a result, Messe Frankfurt launched a new format, “Connected Mobility”, an international road show that began on 15 September and which will soon be making stops in Shanghai and in Austin, Texas.
28 finalists from around the world competed for the title “World’s most fuel efficient driver” in Volvo Trucks Drivers’ Fuel Challenge 2016. The winner was Tomáš Horčička from the Czech Republic. In this year’s challenge competitors were evaluated on both fuel savings and time, setting a high bar for the drivers’ skills as well as for the trucks.
Who wouldn't say that they are fascinated by speed? Racing and the breaking of land-speed records have fascinated us since the invention of motor vehicles. Recently, Volvo broke not just one, but two records, following a Hollywood-like build up the release of the video of the truck beating the previous records. Here are some facts and notes on the fastest trucks we have seen.
The third largest tyre brand in the USA, takes the next step in expanding its reach by announcing its BFGoodrich Route Control and BFGoodrich Cross Control range of truck tyres at The Holiday Inn, Kuala Lumpur, Glenamarie.
Goodyear, one of the world’s leading tyre brands, has appointed Ben Hoge to head its operations in Malaysia as Managing Director, Goodyear Malaysia effective 1st August 2016. Ben Hoge will succeed Andy Cooper, who was Interim Managing Director at Goodyear Malaysia.
UD Quester trucks were first introduced in Malaysia in 2013. Followed by that, introduced earlier this year in May, the new Quester 8L has been launched. Currently, the 8 liter version of the Quester is making its way across Malaysia as part of the Quester Open House event, organised by TCIE.
Key Ministry Officials and Global Majors Expected at 2nd Myanmar Manufacturing & 3rd Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summits in Yangon on 26-29 September
H.E. U Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister, Ministry of Industry will deliver the opening address at CMT’s upcoming 2nd Myanmar Manufacturing & Mr. Min Lwin, Director General, Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport & Communications will do likewise at 3rd Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summits that run consecutive from 26 to 29 September at the PARKROYAL Yangon.