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The Scania New Truck Generation units that Chemtrax acquired are equipped with a host of ADR safety features.
Scania recently handed over 10 Scania New Truck Generation units to Chemtrax as part of its profitable and sustainable partnership with the transporter of dangerous materials.
The 10 Scania trucks include 5 units of P360A4X2NA and 5 units of P410A6X2NA New Truck Generation that both come with a host of ADR safety features. Chemtrax said that the new trucks are a plus-point for Chemtrax in assuring its customers’ safety for the deliveries as they carry dangerous and hazardous materials. The company’s drivers will all have a high level of ADR certification, which will help the drivers use the Scania trucks, as the safety features available on the trucks relate to the ADR course.
Other safety features include the lane departure warning and AEB Advance Emergency Brake (AEB), which are added on as active safety support. In the event of an emergency, the curtain and steering airbags provide added safety to drivers.
Additionally, the chassis fulfils the requirements for AT vehicle types with other equipment such as speed limiters and controls on the instrument panel. AT is one of the levels of ADR classification of ‘other hazardous goods’. This classification includes various basic requirements, such as casings over exhaust systems.
Other features include an electric on/off button for the battery master switch. The switch is located on the instrument panel and the chassis. With built-in safety functions, the button cannot be pressed by mistake. Two steps are required to activate this function and disconnects the current to the whole vehicle, except the alarm system.
The design of the New Truck Generation has improved from the previous generation, making the trucks more user-friendly. With a very comfortable and adjustable driver’s seat that is close to the door, an ergonomic dashboard and, most importantly, a large windscreen with an extended view, this gives drivers clearer visibility from different angles, making it easier to operate in a comfortable and safe environment.
“These trucks are tailored to withstand challenging surroundings, securing uptime and boosting productivity with tougher interiors, tougher exteriors and more power. They are also designed and engineered to give Scania truck owners better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions as they are equipped with advanced powertrains and aerodynamic solutions. They give more than 3 per cent fuel economy when coupled with Scania Contracted Services and Data-driven Services from Scania. These trucks are also financed by Scania Credit Malaysia – making all of it a total solution for the best profitability,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.
“Good trucks can only remain good if they are maintained properly, using reliable, genuine and right spare parts. We, Scania and Chemtrax, are in the final stage of concluding a Maintenance Contract. I believe this will be signed soon. Thank you to Scania for the good trucks and the excellent after-sales services, it will make safe delivery a lot easier,” stated Tuan Haji Jaffar Abu Bakar, Group Managing Director, Chemtrax Sdn Bhd.
Established in 1998 under the Sabaka Group Sdn Bhd, Chemtrax specialises in the transportation of hazardous materials involving chemicals and gas throughout Peninsular Malaysia. With a focus mainly in the Klang Valley, the company also transports specific materials used in nitrile gloves manufactured in Malaysia and Singapore.
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