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This year, 201 enthusiastic Actros truck drivers signed up from all over the country to participate in the Mercedes-Benz Truck Driver's League.
The Mercedes-Benz Truck Drivers’ League is a competition organised among Mercedes-Benz Actros drivers as a valuable platform to promote safety and hone responsible driving skills. The league also aims to stimulate interest and support for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles as ‘The Truck you can trust’ for its reliability, safety features and economical fuel efficiency.
The Mercedes-Benz Truck Drivers’ League is open for participation to all truck drivers who possess a valid truck driving licence and had undergone the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Training. This year, 201 enthusiastic truck drivers signed up from all over the country to participate in the league to sharpen their truck maintenance, upkeep, safety and economical driving skills and knowledge, thus contributing to safer roads in Malaysia.
The league comprised a few qualifying rounds that consisted of theory and practical tests. Through this League, organiser Hap Seng Trucks Distribution (HSTD) could assess Malaysian truck drivers and maintain the drivers’ standards in the haulage business.
The Qualifying Round from 29th April till 10th May, 2019 saw the truck drivers going through the theoretical test based on product knowledge, technical and safety questions. The top 20 truck drivers then moved on to the Semi-final Round that ran from 27th till 31st May. Here, they had to do a 7-point truck inspection and identify two points of error during the course of the inspection. The Final Round saw only 10 finalist drivers who were shortlisted to showcase their mastery of impressive driving techniques and vast technical vehicle knowledge from 17th till 21st June. Each driver took a short theory exam before driving an Actros on public roads to test their skills on safety and fuel efficiency over a route that spans nearly 45km. This was to evaluate their ability in manoeuvring a truck at light traffic congestion areas, traffic lights and some minor road obstacles, while planning their route with safety and economical fuel knowledge.
The recent prize presentation ceremony also doubled as a Hari Raya open house. Al Nazirul Mubin Pakri of Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd emerged as the Grand Prize winner, winning RM10,000 worth of gold while his employer, Swift Haulage, received parts and service vouchers worth RM3,000.
Khairul Azhar Samaron of Landbridge Haulage (M) Sdn Bhd and Shahrul Nizam Murat of Aimtrans Logistic (M) Sdn Bhd were the first and second runners-up, receiving RM8,000 and RM5,000 worth of gold respectively, while their companies each won RM2,000 and RM1,000 of parts and service vouchers.
Seven consolation prizes of Mercedes-Benz merchandises worth more than RM1,000 each were presented to the consolation winners while their companies received parts and service vouchers worth RM500 each. The winners were Asis Haling of Broadlink Haulage Sdn Bhd, Azwari Sopian of Shaziman Transport Sdn Bhd, Koh Pek Hao of Seri Harmoni Haulage Sdn Bhd, Mansur Marewagan of Syarikat Pengangkutan Indah Permai, Mohammad Yushafizal Yen of Landbridge Haulage (M) Sdn Bhd, Rukesh A/L Veerayah of Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd and Wong Wei Cheih of Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd.
The Mercedes-Benz Truck Drivers’ League is said to elevate the truck drivers by nurturing their spirit of continuous self-development on safety skills in line with the highest international standards, and the importance to maintain and upkeep their truck properly to lower the incidence of truck repair and maintenance in the long run for cost saving. It had been a thrilling journey for the truck drivers pitting their skills in a high-pressure situation to compete, and their determination and competitive spirit ultimately benefited the truck owners in raising their drivers’ standards.
As part of the Daimler truck division, Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks are said to be the hallmark of premium quality for more than 120 years. The trust that the customers have placed in Mercedes-Benz commercial is seen as a testament to the hallmark reliability and economic fuel efficiency, in addition to the first-class product, service quality and comprehensive expertise of customer-oriented transport solutions.
该联赛的颁奖典礼也是开斋节庆典。冠军为Swift Haulage 私人有限公司的阿耐兹鲁 (Al Nazirul Mubin Pakri ，他赢得了价值1万令吉的黄金，而他的雇主则获得3千令吉的零部件和服务礼券。
亚军是来自Landbridge Haulage （M) Sdn Bhd 的凯鲁（Khairul Azhar Samaron ） ，而季军是Aimtrans Logistics（M) Sdn Bhd的 沙如（Shahrul Nizam Murat)。他们分别赢得价值为8千令吉和5千令吉的黄金，他们所属的公司则分别获得价值为2千令吉和1千令吉的零部件和服务礼券。
此外，该公司也颁发了7份价值超过1千令吉的马赛地商品安慰奖给优胜者,他们所属的公司将获得500 令吉的零部件和服务礼券。他们是Broadlink Haulage Sdn Bhd的阿希斯（Asis Haling ) 、Shaziman Transport Sdn Bhd 的阿兹瓦尼（Azwari Sopian ）、Seri Harmoni Haulage Sdn Bhd的Koh Pek Hao、Syarikat Pengangkutan Indah Permai的曼苏（Mansur Marewagan）、Landbridge Haulage (M) Sdn Bhd 的 莫哈默尤沙飞扎（Mohammad Yushafizal Yen ）、Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd 的陆克斯（ RukeshA/L Veerayah）及Swift Haulage Sdn Bhd 的Wong Wei Cheih。
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