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Issue 2022/3 of Truck & Bus News Now Available

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The digital version of Issue 2022/3 of Truck and Bus News, Malaysia’s specialist B2B magazine for the commercial vehicle industry, is now available for viewing and download.

Digital Version Now Online

The leading stories in this month’s issue is Starrtrek taking delivery of Scania’s first full air suspension NTG in Malaysia. The Scania G360A4x2EB (one unit) and G360A4x2NA (six units) NTGs that were delivered are the first choice for fuel efficiency, increased payload and improved productivity for long distance trips throughout Peninsular Malaysia.

There are exclusive interviews with Tan Keng Meng to get an update on Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd’s business and its latest developments, challenges, brand strategy for Foton and future plans. Head of Asia IVECO Truck Commercial Operations Koray Kursunoglu who shared with us their business developments in Asia and their strategy to further expand footprint in the region with its new product range.

We also have a series of new product launches and product updates including Isuzu Giga GXR360 with multi leaf springs that offer greater payload, QC Fleet Management launching its DFSK EC35 All-Electric Van, Scania rolling out its battery electric trucks in Singapore, the new introduction of Daihatsu Gran Max Change and the sharing from Donaldson on how fractional air filter improvement add value to your fleet.

There is a new CEO announcement for Isuzu Malaysia with Shunsuke Okazoe as its new Chief Executive Officer from 1st April, 2022. He takes the helm from Koji Nakamura who has returned to Japan to assume his new role as Executive Officer in the Isuzu International Business Division.

Technology is extremely prevalent in the lives of everyone. However, when will technology penetrate the Malaysian logistics industry? If you are concerned, you should not miss Michael Hutt’s article.  Michael is the General Manager, Marketing & Business Development of Kit Loong Commercial Tyre Group.

Meanwhile, the various reports on the investment in new trucks and truck handovers are the reflection that that the Malaysian commercial vehicle market continues to pick up its momentum. These include DHL Supply Chain Malaysia investing in Fuso Trucks to fuel expansion plan, 10 Hino Trucks joining the Quanterm Logistics fleet, and Swift Haulage receiving 10 Volvo FM heavy duty trucks.

With the growing environmental awareness, MAN Truck & Bus aims to become greenhouse gas neutral in balance sheet terms by 2050 at the latest; the commercial vehicle manufacturer has committed to this in 2021 as part of the climate protection initiative Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This is followed by Sin Hock Soon Group who partnered with Scania for sustainable development, which will help them to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Other interesting updates include Johor Lorry Operators’ Association holding its 16th committee inauguration dinner and Volvo Buses launching Volvo Connect, a new customer portal.  

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