Volvo Trucks announced that one of the largest logistics companies that provides transportation, container haulage, warehousing and maintenance services around Penang, Northern Malaysia, KLIA and Johor - the Lee Ting San Group of Companies (LTS Group) - has purchased a total of 38 units of the Volvo FM370 4x2T RAS prime mover.
LTS Group Purchase 38 Prime Movers from Volvo
Set up in 1974, the business of LTS Group first started with only one truck driven by the founder himself. Over the years as business grew, the company started purchasing heavy-duty trucks, which led it to become a Volvo Trucks’ customer 18 years ago by owning the Volvo FM10 model. Today, the company employs more than 500 staff and has a huge fleet size of trucks including rigid trucks and trailers.
A recent ceremony to mark the handover of the new trucks was held at Volvo Trucks dealership in Prai. So far, 20 units have been delivered and the remaining 18 units are slated for delivery in January. Once all trucks are delivered, LTS Group would have owned a total of 80 Volvo trucks in its current fleet of 280 prime movers.
The purchase of the new Volvo FM prime movers has enabled LTS Group to begin performing its fleet replacement exercise to achieve more efficiency and to lower operating costs. The new trucks will be used for container haulage business for LTS Logistics (PG) Sdn Bhd, for both long and short haul deliveries of cargos.
Mitch Peden, Managing Director of Volvo Malaysia said, “The delivery of the trucks fulfills Volvo’s commitment in helping LTS Group on achieving more productivity, competence and safety, as the Volvo FM offers the highest levels of flexibility and transport efficiency. All these are crucial for boosting profitability and business growth for our customers.”
All the new Volvo FM trucks purchased by LTS Group are fitted with Volvo’s proprietary telematics system called Dynafleet and are covered under Volvo Gold Service Agreement which inludes the benefits of Volvo Uptime Promise.
Lee Kah Chye, Group CEO of LTS Group shares, “ We understand that the industry needs to evolve for businesses like ours to grow. That is why our approach now is to be a forward-thinking transportation company that is willing to invest into technology and innovation, in terms of integrated logistics system, warehouse management system, telematics, and RFID tracking system for our goods. This is the reason for our purchase and we look forward to putting to good use Volvo’s Dynafleet to help us increase our effectiveness.”
Lee also added that his company’s satisfaction with Volvo Trucks’ aftermarket support has prompted them to take up the Volvo Gold Service Agreement with Uptime Promise for all the new trucks.