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The award for Excellence in Commercial Trucking Safety was presented to Scania Malaysia by the Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai at the recent
Sustainable Urban Transport Malaysia Awards 2017 that was held in conjunction with the Sustainable Urban Transport Summit 2017.
The summit also saw the presentation of awards to industry players who excelled in the various areas of Sustainable Urban Transport.
The award acknowledges the role of transport projects that have contributed to societal well-being by improving the experience of transport users and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s sustainable transport infrastructure.
It was received on behalf of Scania Malaysia by Scania Southeast Asia’s Sustainability Manager, David Lantz, who was also a panel speaker for the topic ‘The Challenges of Trucking & Logistics Driving Sustainability’ during which he shared Scania’s expertise in sustainable, safe and smart transportation solutions such as alternative fuels and autonomous vehicle and systems.
In line with global and regional trends towards a sustainable future, Scania believes it has taken the lead on sustainable transport systems by providing solutions with the objective of enhancing quality of life for society in general and improving profitability for its customers in particular.
Lantz addressed the four main drivers for sustainable transport solutions that Scania had identified, which were congestion, pollution, climate change (reduction in CO2 emissions) and energy security, with the main aim of achieving the best balance among CO2 emissions, quality and cost to improve logistical efficiency.
During the session, he also touched on using alternative fuels such as biodiesel and biogas, which were available in Malaysia, and were as reliable as other fossil fuels while having a proven track record of lowering CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent.
Lantz reiterated how vehicle operating economy was enhanced by driver performance that could save up to 10 per cent in fuel consumption.
Scania offers Driver Training and Coaching services because it sees drivers as the most important assets of a company. When equipped with the proper techniques, there could be an immediate increase in fuel efficiency, road safety and sustainability, together with significantly reduced downtime and operating costs.
The driver training programme provides an in-depth practical knowledge on how to get the best out of a Scania. The driver coaching programme provides one-to-one sessions that is said to pave the way towards excellent driving habits and techniques.
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